Hello and Welcome!
I am sure glad you found me! I am Kristi and I am a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor/therapist.
I started my own journey of healing back in 2005 when i was finishing my degree in Animal Science. I was stressed, gaining weight, abusing alcohol and I just wanted to feel better.
Feeling nervous and intimidated I made the leap into my first yoga class and my physical and mental journey continues to this day.
Once I started teaching yoga I became so interested in the body that I decided to go to massage school. The education of massage school far surpassed my expectations. I not only came away with massage techniques, but I also gained knowledge in anatomy, movement, alignment, and fascia.
Although I call my sessions Thai massage your session will be built for your needs. I will use any technique I am trained in to help you feel better!
Often times this includes Thai massage, Sarga Bodywork, deep tissue (although if you are a “no pain no gain” kind of person it is best to seek out a different LMT.) If the clients is interested I will also bring in breath work, guided meditation, and asana (physical practice of yoga.)
Any technique that I feel will benefit your body and mind we will chat about. You will always get to decide what is the best fit for you.
I have advanced training in Thai bodywork, Sarga Bodywork, fascial therapy, and deep tissue (Note: if you have a no pain, no game philosophy I am not your gal.) I work off of a mat instead of a massage table, I enjoy working on the floor and adding movement into massage. Often times if there is a specific injury or chronic pain I will ask you to move joints to allow me to get deeper into the tissue, which I find helps with long term results.
If a client only feels comfortable on a typical massage table I also have this available (please email me). I want my clients to be 100% comfortable in the massage and with me.
I went to my first yoga class in 2008 while I was getting my B.S. in animal science.
I was certified to instruct yoga in 2012.
I started my massage career in 2015.
Became certified in yoga therapy in 2016,
I have taken advanced training in:
Sarga Bodywork (I use my feet to give deep pressure and myofascial change)
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
I also see auto accident clients / Personal injury protection (PIP) claims
Want to learn even more about me? Visit my about page for a more in depth bio
“I am lucky enough to have found Kristi and experienced a Thai Massage with her. It is an amazing experience each time! I leave feeling relaxed, with a calm mind and greatful heart. Thai massage is great for my fibromyalgia. Kristi tailors it to how I am feeling each time. Do yourself a favor and go see her!”
“Kristi helped me with hip and shoulder pain and stiffness.”
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Visit me at the studio!
13912 Northeast 20th Avenue upstairs in suite 204
Vancouver, WA, 98686
I am here as a resource, you are welcome to ask me any questions you might have through e-mail or call/ text (if you don't hear from me within 24 hours please try again, I will always call back.