Chris Werley

A Natural Way To Heal

Christine has been a leader in Massage Therapy and bodywork for nearly two decades. Christine possesses advanced skills in a wide range of massage modalities. She is highly intuitive and uses a mindful approach to bodywork. Christine begins each session with quiet meditation and allows the body to speak and guide each session.

Keeping-up the highest standards, she has studied with leaders in their fields and provides the very best care possible. Christine earned her degree in Advanced Therapie...

Christine has been a leader in Massage Therapy and bodywork for nearly two decades. Christine possesses advanced skills in a wide range of massage modalities. She is highly intuitive and uses a mindful approach to bodywork. Christine begins each session with quiet meditation and allows the body to speak and guide each session.

Keeping-up the highest standards, she has studied with leaders in their fields and provides the very best care possible. Christine earned her degree in Advanced Therapies for Oncology Patients after an intensive study program in Boston, Ma. with Tracy Walton Ph.D. She also received her AIS training with the one-and-only, Aaron Mattes. In the last 16 years, she has mastered several specialties. Christine is an intuitive healer with a solid understanding of the human body.



Christine possesses a quality that is not something learned from any class. Christine has an amazing way of connecting with her clients on a very deep and meaningful level. She is fully present and has that knack of making others feel like they are the only person in the world while they are with her.



There are many paths to wellness and Christine offers a unique variety of services to help you along the way. She can provide guidance and positive support for your particular needs whether you are looking to improve overall wellness, or just searching for alternative and complementary healing support for a particular issue.

An initial consultation involves a review of your medical history, lifestyle, diet, stress relief mechanisms, and exercise habits as well as wellness goals. This allows her to create short and long-term holistic goals that are both manageable and achievable for you that may include holistic nutrition support, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, exercise plans, and other complimentary & alternative therapies.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

PA # msg008036

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, Wellness, or Spa services

by pat on Jul 30
Worked on me on her day off. That was really great. Did a fantastic job.Will be back.
by Anonymous on Jun 20
Makes my body feel great.
by samual (sam) on Jun 15
The relaxed feeling after session.
by Zacj on Jun 10
Love the crock pot rocks!
by Anonymous on Jun 05
Very talented massage therapist!
by David on May 11
Everything was excellent I thought, even set aside an appointment for me.
by Anonymous on Apr 27
Very relaxing atmosphere and she knew how to handle the problem areas on my body.
by Vincent on Apr 05
Chris listened carefully to my personal “needs” and expectations in getting relief from chronic low back and neck pain.
by susan on Apr 03
Christine was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable as I received my massage. I booked a second appointment with her and would most definitely refer her to my family and friends.
by Ann Marie on Mar 22
Christine is excellent! She is highly skilled and able to use different methods simultaneously to alleviate the problem. Great experience!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies
  • Oncology Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Other
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Healing Touch

Wellness

  • foot detox

Spa

  • Add On
  • cool sculpting

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