Resources for Massage Therapy

receiving massage therapyPhenomenal Touch™ Massage - Read more on Phenomenal Touch™ Massage from phenomenaltouch.com.

Phenomenal Touch™ Massage Training - Please call 970.531.0520 or email info@christinarussellmassage.com for more information.

Myofascial Release - Read more on Myofascial Release from myofascialrelease.com.

Body Sense News -
Body Sense Magazine, Summer 2012, digital issue
• Body Sense Newsletter 2012

CranioSacral Therapy - How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?
Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Read more on CranioSacral Therapy from upledger.com.

"Christina provides exceptional care for her clients and students. Among massage teachers, she's well known for her extraordinary preparation. I would have no hesitation referring clients to her or hiring her to teach therapists at my spa. She's that amazingly good!

Yet with all her technical precision she still is able to share a beautiful heart, encouraging others feeling less confident they can actually get there. That kind of loving support is priceless. Her curiosity fuels her pursuit of excellence and makes her a solid team player."      
- Greg C.