Kristen Batista

Life is better with massage therapy!

Kristen stumbled upon massage therapy accidentally while relocating here to North Carolina to pursue an education in diagnostic sonography. Her interest in massage shifted her intentions, resulting in a two year journey to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Therapeutic Massage from Forsyth Technical Community College. She remains tightly woven with FTCC since graduating and even taught for a couple years in their massage program’s evening curriculum.

 

Kristen’s therapy sessions are cus...

Kristen stumbled upon massage therapy accidentally while relocating here to North Carolina to pursue an education in diagnostic sonography. Her interest in massage shifted her intentions, resulting in a two year journey to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Therapeutic Massage from Forsyth Technical Community College. She remains tightly woven with FTCC since graduating and even taught for a couple years in their massage program’s evening curriculum.

 

Kristen’s therapy sessions are customized for each of her client’s individual needs and outcomes. Many of her loyal clients are seen for pain management, as part of a rehabilitation plan, or to help ease symptoms of certain medical diagnoses. She blends her Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques to give a relaxed and therapeutic experience. Hot towels and aromatherapy are other enhancements she enjoys providing for those wanting an added element to her massage. Kristen is also certified as a Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage Therapist by Claire Marie Miller Seminars, one the nation’s leaders in massage therapy. Her friendly nature and genuine desire to help others resonates through her bodywork. She strongly believes in educating her clients, so that they have a better understanding of how their body works with massage therapy. 

 

On her days off, you will most likely find Kristen in her perennial garden or creating an art project with her young daughter in hand. Besides being a wife and mom, Kristen is an adorer of animals and outdoor admirer. Although she misses her family and the beautiful New England autumns, North Carolina is home and she is content with the inadvertent path she’s traveling.  

EDUCATION

  • Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Associates in Applied Science Degree in Therapeutic Massage (2010)
    • Diploma (2009)

CREDENTIALS

  • National Certification Exam for NCBTMB (2009)
    • Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (NC #9276) 
  • Professionally insured by ABMP since 2011
  • Nurturing the Mother® Certification in Pre & Peri-Natal Massage (2014)
  • Reiki I and II Certification (2010)

EXPERIENCE

  • LaVida Massage of Clemmons (2010 - 2016)
  • Private Practice in Kernersville (2010 - 2011)
  • Hospice & Palliative Care in Winston-Salem (2009 - 2010)

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NC # 9276

Education
2009

Forsyth Technical Community College

Therapeutic Massage Program

Experience
Bodywork

Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy Massage Therapist

A 24-hour course and certification in pre- and peri-natal massage earned from Claire Marie Miller Seminars, one of the nation's leaders in massage therapy.

Reiki I and II Practitioner

60-hour course of combined first degree / level one and second degree / level two training, attunements, and comprehension of the principles and techniques of Reiki.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Rachel on Sep 25
Loved Kristen! She adjusted her schedule to fit me in due to pain levels. At 7.5 months pregnant I desperately needed help with my back and hip. By the time I walked out of there I was already feeling relief! Would go back to see her again, no doubt!
by Julie on Sep 08
Kristen is so professional and talented!
by Linda on Aug 30
Kristen is a warm, caring and talented massage therapist. This was my first visit with her, and I found Kristen to be positive and responsive. She listened carefully to a multitude of issues that needed addressing, including areas that would need a lighter touch than other places and spots to avoid due to healing from injury. It is amazing that once on the table, I never had to remind her. And, her technique, which is a combo of different modalities, truly provided me with a therapeutic yet relaxing session!
by Lieryn on Aug 29
by Tish on Jun 20
I appreciated Kristen's knowledge and expertise.
by Mollie on Jun 20
Made adjustments in pressure for my enjoyment
by Dr. Renee on Jun 04
It was just what I needed.
by Anonymous on May 31
Kristen really showed interest in helping me with my issues and did a great job explaining what she wanted to do to help me.
by Kami on May 11
Everything was wonderful!!!
by Kami on May 11
Everything was wonderful!!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Chair Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Couples Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Customized Massage

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