Chrystina Gastelum

  • ME License #: MT5949

Listening to the Body's Stories

While my interest in bodywork began in the nineties, my formal training started in 2011 when I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie in New York City. At the time, I was working full time in a demanding, international non-profit organization that coached global multi-national companies to have a better handle on their climate impact throughout their supply chains.

This introduction to bodywork blazed the trail for studying therapeutic massage at the Dow...

While my interest in bodywork began in the nineties, my formal training started in 2011 when I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie in New York City. At the time, I was working full time in a demanding, international non-profit organization that coached global multi-national companies to have a better handle on their climate impact throughout their supply chains.

This introduction to bodywork blazed the trail for studying therapeutic massage at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine in 2016-2017. Since then, I have completed several advanced trainings including Myofascial Meridians with Anatomy Trains, jaw pain and TMJ study with Joe Rodin, including intra-oral treatments, and a course in Thai Massage with Krishna Peter Perry. I have also completed workshops in children’s yoga, Ayurveda, and advanced alignment and yoga sutra.

My background is varied, but a common theme of finding efficiency and doing meaningful work is woven throughout. Fresh out of Boston University, the ink nearly dry on my Anthropology degree, I dove into researching the sustainability programs at major corporations. This evolved into database development and management, marketing, and eventually helping to create a global system for corporations to monitor and improve their suppliers’ climate change response and preparation. 

I am a cis female therapist and my practice is open to and safe for people of any identity.  I am open to being educated by clients about differing needs.

When I’m not doing bodywork, yoga, or playing on ropes courses, you’ll find me singing, sewing, rock climbing, playing with my dog, or some combination thereof. 

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

ME # MT5949

Education
2017

Downeast School of Massage

Therapeutic Massage

2018

ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts

Thai Massage

2017

ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts

Alignment and Sutra

2017

Seattle Manual Therapy

TMJ Disorders and Treatment

2017

Anatomy Trains

Structure and Function

2018

AMTA New Hampshire

Cadaver Anatomy, Whole Body

Experience
Bodywork

Thai Massage

I have studied Thai Massage in the United States both via my yoga teacher training and in the massage therapist context. While I wouldn't consider my work a traditional Thai Massage, the same principles of Sen Lines, compressions, stretching -- and practicing clothed on a mat on the floor are practiced. The work can be great for hip mobility and flexibility.

TMJ Disorders

I have been trained in intra-oral TMJ treatments and it's one of my favorite skills to use. For those with jaw pain, clicking, tension headaches and related symptoms, this work can be extremely relieving. The work is practiced with a nitrile (non-latex) glove.

Deep Tissue

Many of my clients return to me for deep tissue work. I'm grateful to have thoroughly learned anatomy and kinesiology at the Downeast School of Massage. My study with Zachary Fields, Sean Hasey and the fine folks at Anatomy Trains have heavily influenced my practice.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Therapeutic Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Chair Massage

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