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...


"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 many ways, what it is like to be another human being. In doing so, we build a bridge that may heal us both"
~Tracy Walton





As a leading provider of massage therapy, I take pride in offering the very best care. I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients each and every day. 
I began my career as a massage therapist in 2002 after attending Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy. Keeping up with the highest standards in my field, I am a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Chamber of Commerce.
During the first several years, I worked in conjunction with doctors and Hospitals assisting in maximizing the recovery of patients.
I have pursued many intensive study programs to offer advanced therapies to my clients and the community.   At Advanced Massage Therapy, I address a wide range of client needs and conditions through our comprehensive range of integrative therapies. Whether you are living with a neurological disorder, a chronic illness or injury or other day-to-day challenges, I encourage you to contact the Center today to learn how I can help you achieve your specific health and wellness goals
My integrative therapies are designed to heal and strengthen the mind, body, spirit and emotions of individuals who are living with chronic illnesses, neurological disorders, or other day-to-day challenges. Personalized treatment plans are developed for each individual, based on their particular health needs

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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

Experience
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.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Steve on May 19
With Christine, your body becomes her body of work. It's art work, and she creates a masterpiece. I asked her how she does it, where does it come from? She replied, "it comes from the heart."
by William on Apr 08
Chris did an excellent massage! Put my mind and body to total relaxation!
by Regina on Apr 07
Christine was great. I had an excellent massage.
by Shaun on Apr 07
I'm in good hands literally.
by Nicole on Mar 22
Amazing massage! Incredibly professional and a safe, warm and secure environment.
by Anonymous on Mar 16
Awesome
by Joe on Mar 11
Simply put, the best massage therapist out there !!!
by Bruce on Mar 05
would recommend Christine to anyone needed a Therapist who listens and takes the time to work your body to relieve your pain.
by Shanna on Mar 02
Christine is a consummate professional with a warm, caring heart. She always listens deeply to what is going on with me and adjusts my massage to address my most pressing pain relief issues, while always looking toward long-term goals. These are my favorite 2-3 hours of the month!
by Bill on Feb 24
Wow what a massage.Christine gave a truly amazing massage,which I really needed. She even can in early to fit me into her schedule,which she did not have to do, I really appreciated that. Christine truly is a great massage therapist in all ways and knows her job. If you need a real massage, Christine is definitely the one to see.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

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

Spa

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