Christina began her career as a Massage Therapist at Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2009. Since then, she has earned certification as an Integrated Positional Therapist through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with creator, Lee Albert, NMT, certification as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist through Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage, and certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda Founder and former Dean, Hilary Garivaltis. Christina has further studied a variety of body therapies including Acupressure, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy. She has had the privilege of touching thousands of peoples lives while working in private practice and at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health; North America’s largest yoga retreat center. In her practice, Christina uses an integration of bodymind techniques that work to address all layers of the Self. Eastern techniques such as Acupressure, Thai, and Ayurveda address the subtle levels of the body within the fascia and other systems, while Western techniques such as Manual Muscle Testing and Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) address the brain’s motor control center and movement patterns of the body. IPT incorporates stretches and the osteopathic techniques of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) to realign the body’s structure. Based on the research of osteopathic physician, Dr. Lawrence Jones, IPT effectively treats pain patterns caused by injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion and chronic neuromuscular conditions. Christina's approach is compassionate, intuitive, healing and genuinely respectful of the individual. Each session is tailored to your needs using the information you share, postural assessment, and deep listening to your body. Presently, Christina is studying Somatic Psychology and Traditional Eastern Arts at Naropa University to deepen her understanding of the bodymind system.