Registered Massage Therapy


Having practiced massage therapy for over 8 years, my passion lies in supporting people on their healing journeys. I’m particularly intrigued by the central nervous system’s pivotal role in facilitating recovery. This interest stems from my personal experiences with sports-related injuries and my professional background collaborating with skilled doctors and therapists specializing in corrective healing modalities.


Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, primarily muscles, connective tissue (fascia), tendons, ligaments, and joints complexes. In my practice, I prioritize addressing the root cause of issues rather than merely treating the symptoms that cause discomfort.


There are many different types of massage and manual techniques, each with its own specific benefits and focuses. Some of the techniques I integrate are:

  1. Swedish massage: Although a very limited part of my massage practice, Swedish massage offers a relaxing affect using long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  2. Deep tissue massage: Muscle stripping can be affective for some applications but its effects are not long lasting. This technique involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s often used to relieve chronic patterns of tension and muscle tightness. Chronic stress can lead to persistently elevated cortisol levels, impacting both physical and mental well-being. For those experiencing this, seeking relief through deep tissue massage is common, but not affective as a long term course of treatment.
  3. Sports massage: Geared towards athletes, this massage technique focuses on preventing and treating injuries, improving flexibility, and enhancing athletic performance. I incorporate stretching, compression, and other specialized techniques.
  4. Reflexology: This massage technique involves applying pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to different organs and systems in the body. It can promote relaxation, improve circulation, and support overall health.



Christina’s Credentials:

  • Registered Massage Therapy (January 2016)
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy Center 2013 (Upledger, Robert F Harris)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques 2017 (Anne Sleeper, RMT)
  • Osteopathic Techniques 2019 ((Ongoing)- Anne Sleeper, RMT)
  • Stecco Fascia Manipulation 1, 2019
  • Visceral Connections 1, 2022 ( Heather Gittens, RMT)


Holistic Training:

  • Certified Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner 2009 (Langara College)
  • Certified Foot Reflexologist 2012 (Ontario College of Reflexology)
  • Theta Healing Level 1 2014
  • Therapeutic Touch Level 1 2014




Stecco Fascia Manipulation

Fascia Manipulation is a manual therapy technique developed by Italian physiotherapist Luigi Stecco in the 1980s, aimed at evaluating and treating global fascial dysfunction by restoring normal motion/gliding to the system. The technique involves manual friction over specific points on the deep muscular fascia that are always at a distance from the actual site of pain. In this way, the method can be applied safely even during the acute phase of a dysfunction.


Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

When discussing Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), it’s important to understand its noninvasive nature, primarily involving gentle pressure applied to the neck, head, and back. CST proves highly effective in alleviating stress and pain resulting from compression, benefiting individuals experiencing migraines, headaches, constipation, neck pain, scoliosis, disrupted sleep cycles, and insomnia. By influencing the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid—the primary fluid in the spinal cord and brain—CST enhances the functioning of the central nervous system, addressing various health conditions. It promotes a sense of well-being, boosts health, and fortifies immunity. This gentle touch therapy is known for its capacity to improve the body’s healing mechanisms, providing relief from pain and restoring normal functionality. It can be utilized independently or in conjunction with other alternative therapies.


Osteopathic Manual Techniques

Osteopathic medicine embodies a “whole person” approach, addressing not only symptoms but also underlying causes and holistic well-being.
Treatment involves hands-on techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs and symptoms. These techniques encompass a blend of gentle and firm approaches, including:
Massage: Utilized to release tension and induce relaxation in muscles, joints, and limbs.
Joint stretching: Facilitating the mobility and flexibility of stiff joints.
Each technique is selected based on the individual patient’s condition, aiming to optimize their health and restore balance to the body.


Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

Overall, MET techniques are versatile and effective tools for addressing a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, from muscle tightness and joint stiffness to postural imbalances and sports injuries. They can be easily adapted to suit individual patient needs and are often integrated into comprehensive treatment plans alongside other therapeutic modalities. MET involves active patient participation in specific movements or contractions while the application of controlled pressure or resistance. The primary goal of MET is to improve joint mobility, alleviate pain, and restore normal muscle function and alignment.

Some typical variations I use are:

Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Resisted Isometric Contraction: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

The benefits of MET are:
1) Improve flexibility and range of motion: MET can help lengthen tight muscles and improve joint mobility by encouraging muscles to relax and stretch.
2) Correct muscle imbalances: By strengthening weak or inhibited muscles and relaxing overactive muscles, MET can help restore balance and symmetry to the musculoskeletal system.
3) Realign joints: MET techniques can be used to gently guide joints back into their proper alignment, reducing pain and improving function.

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Newmarket, Ontario :

74 Allure St.