Christa Sperry

  • MD License #: R02131
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Let the beauty we love be what we do - Rumi

 I was raised in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico. After exploring the world for several years, I began studying Ayurvedic Herbal and Chinese Herbal Medicine with the East West School of Planetary Herbology in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010. Since then, my heart has planted it's roots in Maryland: I started a family, and my dream of becoming a person of service through massage, bodywork, and yoga has come to fruition.

  I am a Nationally Certified Maryland State Regi...

 I was raised in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico. After exploring the world for several years, I began studying Ayurvedic Herbal and Chinese Herbal Medicine with the East West School of Planetary Herbology in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010. Since then, my heart has planted it's roots in Maryland: I started a family, and my dream of becoming a person of service through massage, bodywork, and yoga has come to fruition.

  I am a Nationally Certified Maryland State Registered Massage Practitioner and a member of the Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals. I graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage in 2014 with over 750 hours of education and hands-on practice. While studying at CMSM, I received in-depth training in many styles including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, sports, and palliative massage. Since graduating, I have continued my education by receiving two separate certifications in the dynamic practice of Thai Yoga Massage, trained for hospice work with JSSA, and am certified in CPR and basic life support. 

 I have an intuitive touch and combine different massage modalities and techniques into every session in order to make it the perfect restorative massage for each client. I regularly draw from Thai Yoga Massage during sessions to incorporate stretching, deep breathing, and meditation. I may also add a hot stone or aromatherapy oil in the mix to help alleviate sore or aching muscles. I work with people that vary in age and ability, every one unique. What works for some, may not work for others, and even that can change day to day. Part of my commitment to client-centered care is inviting YOU to be an integral part of your own wellness program. 

  I am a member of Yoga Alliance and studied yoga with Daniel Hickman, graduating from the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. I received over 300 hours of training in asana (movement), meditation, pranayama (breath control), and did extensive study in the Yoga Sutras, Tao Te Ching, and Dhammapada.
  
When I'm not practicing massage or downward dog, I can be found stargazing with my daughter and husband, cooking, and manipulating fire with my fire dance troupe Pyrophoric.

::Be Well:: 

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Licenses
Massage

MD # R02131

Education
2014

Central Maryland School of Massage

Massage and Bodywork

Experience
Bodywork

Thai Massage

In 2015, I received certification in Thai Massage during a 3 day, 36 hour intensive at the Baltimore School of Massage under the visiting teacher, Alois Nikodym.

Thai Massage

In 2016, I received certification in Vedic Thai Bodywork during a 3 day intensive at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville under the visiting teacher Sudevi Kramer from the Vedic Conservatory.

Thai Massage

In 2018, I received a 2nd certification in Vedic Thai Bodywork during a 3 day intensive at the Holistic Massage Training Institute in Baltimore under the visiting teacher Mukti Michael Buck from the Vedic Conservatory.

Yoga

Yoga Teacher, RYT-200

In 2017, I graduated from the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training with Daniel Hickman. I received over 300 hours of training in asana (movement), meditation, pranayama (breath control), and did extensive study in the Yoga Sutras, Tao Te Ching, and Dhammapada. I am a 200 hour level teacher and a a member of Yoga Alliance.

REVIEWS for my massage services

by Adam on Nov 01
It was my first time heaving a Thai massage. Very nice experience. Christa was great. I walk out as a new man.
by David on Oct 25
1st massage ever, Christa is VERY good at what she does. Thanks!!!!
by Teresa on Oct 10
Miracle fingers! Definitely will revisit.
by Anonymous on Oct 08
Christa was able to hone in on my target areas right away just from my history. Her massage was just what I needed since my shoulder injury. She was knowledgeable and professional. And she was just so pleasant I felt comfortable immediately.
by Anonymous on Oct 07
I like the ambiance of the place.
by Binnie on Oct 05
Christa and I chatted for a bit at the beginning of the massage, but she very skillfully let me decide when it was better to remain quiet. I like her very much as a person and have made another appointment. On a questionnaire I had added massage as something I thought would be a plus for the Issa group, but I had never actually made an appointment. This was a very good impetus for me. Thanks!
by Joe on Aug 21
The comments I left above pertain to Christa specifically.
by Anonymous on Aug 17
Christa was great!
by Anonymous on Apr 26
Christa is the consummate professional and is amazingly skilled!!!
by Anonymous on Feb 17
Great!