Essential Kneads
Massage Therapy
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About Me:

I have always been intrigued with the human body and how it all works. I started as a personal trainer and aerobics 
instructor in the 90's. I love to help people get strong mentally and physically and reach their ultimate fitness goals. During this time my muscles  also needed therapy so I began to see a very special therapist who in turn became my mentor and friend. He was extremely helpful and explained everything perfectly. I loved his work so much that I decided to train in massage therapy.
I went to Spa Tech which is a theraputic/holistic school. After graduation I worked for a chiropractor and performed injury/sports related work which involved trigger point therapy, myofascial stretching and deep tissue massage. I also worked at a few other massage places where I performed Swedish and relaxation massages. While working in the field I realized that my specialty is deep tissue and injury/sports related massage although I love to do it all and I continue to expand my knowledge.~Christin

            Questions and answers:

Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

I have the intuition and sensitivity to know what to do for each individual client and I love what I do which shows through my hard work.

What do you like most about your job?

Helping people and their muscles! Seeing clients relax and smile.

What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What is a muscle knot? 

Tangled stagnant muscle fibers....

What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

The best thing to do is try different therapists until you find the one that is right for you.

How did you decide to get in your line of work?

I've always been into the musculature anatomy of the body, how it works and how to heal naturally.

What are your most common approaches to massage?

Deep tissue / flexibility and Sports Therapy.

Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

Always learning....

If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

You have to be a people person and not afraid of touch. You also have to have strenghth and sensitivity to others needs.

                                                        Client Reviews

I have been to many massage therapists but finding Christin is to me like finding gold! She is the best at what she does as she really listens to what need . You will see for yourself! Unlike many other therapists who pretend to listen then do only what they want, wasting your time and money! Christin shows just how good a caring therapist can make you feel. Really I can't praise her enough! Just Excellent! As a bonus - she isn't too tough on the eyes either!

Absolutely wonderful, knows what she is doing!! ~ Monica


I am lucky to have such a caring and professional therapist . I highly recommend her without reservation! Having had 18 surgeries, including neck & back, Christin is the only therapist who I now trust to work on me. She finds the key pain points and her techniques provide relief. I leave feeling energized,more flexible, definitely relaxed and able to do more. Each session is individualized and focuses on what is needed for that session.~ Paul L.

Many thanks to Christin for the excellent, professional work she has done on my back. I drive many miles every day and her work has saved me from so much muscle discomfort. She is thorough and will do as much or as little as you need. going to Essential Kneads was like a gift to myself.~ Paul H.

Christin is a very conscientious person who cares about her clients and strives to provide exactly the type of massage that is therapeutic for your individual needs. I would highly recommend getting a massage by Christin at Essential Kneads ~ 

My entire body was tight from having biked in the PMC this past year, but in particular my back, neck and thighs where the most bothersome. Christin was able to identify and relieve all of my trouble spots (without direction from me) and was able to have me in complete relief and thoroughly relaxed when my session was complete. Highly recommend seeing Christin.~ Scott

Such a caring and professional therapist, really listens and does exactly what you knead! I highly recommend Christin.~Jenny

Christin is a very personal and caring Therapist. Her personality, skill, and professionalism make her the best Therapist around. She has helped me with my chronic back problem and I feel so much better. I highly recommend Christin for anyone in need of a Therapeutic Massage. ~ John M.

My mom gives me massages all the time and she's the best!! ~ Amber