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  • Massage, PA #MSG006164
  • Massage, PA #MSG006164
  • Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for clients with cancer, # MSG006164

Education

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Oncology Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Healing Touch
  • Medical Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Activated Isolated Stretching
  • Sports Massage

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Chris Werley

The perfect dance between Art & Science


"By touching a body, we touch every event it has experienced. For a few brief moment, we hold all of a client's stories in our hands. We witness someone's experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of the body without judgment, and the occasional listening ear. With these gestures we reach across the isolation of the human experience and hold another person's legend. In massage therapy, we show up and ask, in so ma...
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Where I Work

Christine A. Werley; Advanced Massage Therapy  
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1125 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. , Allentown, PA 18103 Map it

Licenses

Massage, PA # MSG006164
Massage, PA # MSG006164
Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for clients with cancer, # MSG006164

 

Education

2002
Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy
Massage Therpay

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Neuromuscular
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. Through applied knowledge of trigger points, neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemia. In NMT, one must apply manual pressure perpendicular to the skin surface if muscle is to be stimulated.
Thai Massage
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai Yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai Yoga massage as both relaxing and energizing.
Energy Work
Energy healing promotes healing by enhancing energy flow and correcting disturbances in the “human energy field” or “aura” which permeates and surrounds the body. Improving the flow of energy in the energy field supports the self-healing capacity of the body. Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy. Most healing methods are focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being. Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”. If there is an illness or disturbance in the body, mind or emotions, we certainly want to address those levels. Energy healing, however, complements and supports other methods of healing, because it addresses the energy of which the body, mind and emotions are composed.
Oncology Massage
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage. Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
Orthopedic Massage
Orthopedic Massage (OM) describes a comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, that involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. OM's focus is restoring function and structural balance throughout the body for both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. OM takes a multidisciplinary approach that looks to resolve the origin of the pain and dysfunction either from trauma-induced injuries or postural imbalances that exacerbate the pain through daily activities. Common orthopedic conditions can stem from sports injuries, postural imbalances due to poor work ergonomics, chronic pain and scar tissue from surgery or traumatic injury.
Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies
The Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies method —STRAIT™, for short — is a three-dimensional, fascial-release system that works to minimize scar tissue development and the subsequent physiological restrictions. Adhered tissues are released and then realigned from their starting point, which is the visible scar, to their end point — where the line of frozen fascia stops. No matter how new or old your scar, Scar Tissue Release Therapy can help. Even decades-old scars can be released. Benefits of scar-tissue release therapy: There are multiple reasons to undergo scar-tissue release therapy. Some are listed below. Improves flexibility Lessens the appearance of scars Helps to relieve stress on the body from fascial tension Reduces muscle spasms Helps to prevent adhesions forming after injury or surgery Promotes balance in the body Helps maintain good posture Improves athletic performance Reduces the risk of muscle tears and strains Improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the body Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement Stimulates lymph circulation Reduces the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions
Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.

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(54 Reviews)

David S.
Dec 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
There is nothing I dislike, the whole experience is rejuvenating and extremely satisfying. I look forward to every appointment with Chris.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Wayne S.
Dec 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Professional, knowledgable and caring. A wonderful experience. Thanks Christine!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sharon K.
Dec 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
I was actually able to sleep longer because my hips didn't hurt. Amazing. Thank you.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
kathy o.
Dec 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine was very attentive and listened to my concerns. She did a great massage.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Scott C.
Nov 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
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5.0
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5.0
nancy b.
Nov 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
4
I think she is great. I will be back in two weeks. Told many people about her.
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4.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
The perfect dance between Art & Science. Best in the Valley?
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5.0
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5.0
Marc P.
Oct 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine consulted with me prior to the muscle therapy and session and really loosened and helped start healing my problem areas.
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5.0
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5.0
Neil B.
Oct 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
What's there not to like?
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5.0
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5.0
Jenn M.
Sep 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine is in the moment and in tune with your body. She will find the areas that need to be addressed even if you did not know they existed. No one compares to her.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
beth g.
Sep 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Everything was great! A great stress reliever.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Amazing, as always
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5.0
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5.0
Peter M.
Sep 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Thankful....
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5.0
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5.0
Alan L.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine has the most perfessional personality you could ask for in her industry. she really helps with my injuries. understands all my lifestyles, and keeps me enjoying them
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5.0
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5.0
Renee L.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Massage is now part of my life-not just I have back or neck pain. Virtually pain free with monthly massage
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5.0
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5.0
mike s.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
I went to Christine with severe neck pain from an old injury, and could hardly turn my head and get out of bed. I was about at 10% of mobility. My appointment was in the morning, and by that evening I was up walking around and almost back to about 80%. Thank you Christine!!
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5.0
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5.0
Al B.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Thanks Christine for the treatment, especially on my specific areas of pain and also for the info going forward. I have begun a stretching routine and look forward to a followup in a few weeks. I have already gave a recommendation to a friend of mine. AL
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5.0
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Anonymous
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine is AMAZING. I've gotten many massages all over the country and she is by far, hands down the best out there. She is so professional and kind hearted. I highly recommend her!!!!
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5.0
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5.0
Bridget B.
Aug 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
I love Christine! She is an amazing therapist! She knows her stuff and I always feel better after seeing her. Can't wait for my next appointment!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Swedish
5
Excellent experience.
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5.0
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5.0
Mike K.
Jun 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
As I indicated when I arrived I have been getting massages for quite sometime. This was the best and I can't wait to schedule my next visit.
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5.0
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5.0
debi e.
Jun 2016
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Swedish
5
Christine was very skilled and accommodating to my schedule.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Denise Q.
Jun 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Best ever! !!!
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5.0
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5.0
Kay M.
Jun 2016
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Swedish
5
Chris is a wonderful massage therapist!
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5.0
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5.0
Marianne Y.
May 2016
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Swedish
5
Was an amazing massage! Thank you!
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5.0
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5.0
Zorka T.
May 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
My neck felt so much better after her massage.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Ted C.
May 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
consistently great as usual.
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5.0
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5.0
John Z.
May 2016
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Myofascial Release
5
My massage was perfect as usual
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5.0
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5.0
Lisa P.
May 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
I have had 3 sessions with Christine to help release some nasty scar tissue that I have in my leg and knee as the result of knee surgery I had in November 2015. She knows what she is doing. Scar tissue release is painful. She has helped me through this difficult time by her knowledge of how the different ligaments and muscles react to scar tissue and is not afraid to work on areas that may be uncomfortable that a physical therapist will not spend time on. I've realized that I'm in for this for the long haul, and with her help hope to be back to my full range on motion soon.
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5.0
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5.0
Troy S.
Apr 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Very pleasant and professional and perfect ambiance. Detailed feedback on recommended stretches, etc. Very knowledgeable.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Jocelyn C.
Apr 2016
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Swedish
2
The aromatherapy was really nice. I brought a Groupon three 60 minute massages for $108, I felt because I brought a Groupon deal that the customer service wasn't that great as far as cancelling and rescheduling appointments. My second massage was scheduled for 4:15 pm we didn't start till 4:20 pm and my massage was cut short! we were done at 5 pm instead of 5:15pm technically! So I was done! Decided to give the 3rd massage away.
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3.0
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2.0
Tina B.
Apr 2016
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Swedish
5
She really knows, what she is doing.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Betty O.
Apr 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine's technique is great, and she is very professional. Thanks so much.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Nadine B.
Apr 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Loved the personalized attention!
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5.0
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5.0
Salvo A.
Apr 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Everything was wonderful
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5.0
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5.0
Ashlee S.
Mar 2016
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Swedish
5
Best massage ever! Loved it!!!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Highly recommended
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5.0
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5.0
Jill C.
Mar 2016
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Myofascial Release
5
Wonderful
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
The whole experience was pleasant and beneficial.
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5.0
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5.0
Lisa L.
Mar 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Was relaxed all day. Some spots are a little tender today. I really like the "softer" touch
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5.0
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5.0
Becky C.
Mar 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine gives an excellent and professional massage. Even more importantly for me, she also has a kind, gentle spirit which provides a beautiful calming effect for my mind. It's truly a treatment for body and soul!
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5.0
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5.0
Joe B.
Mar 2016
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Swedish
5
I have been getting weekly massage for almost nine years. I like to think that I am a good and faithful client. Having just started with Christine several weeks ago, I am happy to report that she is ready for me when it is my scheduled time. Her shop is clean and inviting. Most of all, is Christine's talent as a LMT. She is by far the best I have experienced regarding my issues. I will recommend Christine any opportunity I get.
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5.0
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5.0
Bruce B.
Feb 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Thank you for a great first time therapy...can't wait for the next session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Trevor M.
Feb 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
I'm not sure it can get any better!
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5.0
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5.0
Robery B.
Feb 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Very professional and polite. Easy to talk to.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Don L.
Feb 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Is very concerned about the patients well being and works with you to make improvement.
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5.0
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5.0
Donna K.
Feb 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
4
The Best...
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5.0
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5.0
Jackie C.
Jan 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
She's an amazing massage therapist and always is able to finds spot that have been bothering me with out telling her!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
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Myofascial Release
5
Christine has a beautiful, healing touch.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Tom C.
Jan 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Attention to details and your specific needs. She is very easy to talk too and is concerned with your physical well-being.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Bill H.
Jan 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Christine has an astute ability to tune in to what your body needs. Others claim that they are massage "therapists". Chris' techniques transcend the status quo massage and are customized for a truly therapeutic experience. Her concern and care for your comfort and well being are what separate her from the pack.
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5.0
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5.0
Michael Q.
Jan 2016
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Therapeutic Massage Therapy
5
Always amazing. From the minute you are welcome to the minute You leave. The fact that you are able to find areas that need attention Even before the client knows it is a testament to you skill set.
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5.0
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5.0
Debi A.
Jan 2016
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Myofascial Release
5
understands my condition
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5.0
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5.0
Todd F.
Jan 2016
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Deep Tissue
4
Great
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5.0
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5.0