Kristen is passionate about offering massage and reiki to people who have anxiety, issues with touch, and those new to bodywork. Her personal and professional experiences have created an insight into how stress and anxiety affect well-being. She excels at gently guiding clients through the experience, taking time to work with them on crafting a session best meeting their current needs. Her nurturing touch is deeply calming and will help ease tension. Additionally, she can discuss ways in which to maintain well-being between sessions, including postural modifications, stretches, and mindfulness.
She believes that reiki can be a safe, effective alternative to massage for people who do not want or are not ready for other types of bodywork. Reiki is soothing, balancing, and appropriate for everybody.
Kristen graduated from the National Academy of Massage Therapy and Healing Sciences, Lansdale, PA in 2006. She operated a solo practice in her hometown of Lebanon, PA for seven years before moving to MA in 2014. She enjoys poetry, craft beer, and traveling with her husband.
This is the kind you’re most likely to encounter at a spa. Stress-reduction massage can also induce a state of mind called the Relaxation Response, which has been shown to minimize the effects of stress and boost your immune system. Everyone knows that a stressful day will cause the muscles in your shoulders and neck to tighten. For some, symptoms can even include a tense jaw, back ache, fatigue and headaches. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and even simple movement is stiff, our Stress-reduction Massage is likely to bring you immediate relief.
For more severe or chronic pain you should consider our Therapeutic Massage.
- 1-hour: $79
- 90-minutes: $120
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $327
OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE. Blends a general Swedish-based massage with muscular therapy techniques to reduce significant tension due to either muscle strain or excessive stress. Some discomfort may result during treatment but a renewed sense of ease and feeling relaxed should last for several days. All sessions are customized for individual needs.
With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure to be used. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our Therapeutic Massage is probably right for you.
PLEASE NOTE: 1-hour is recommended when it’s your initial session.
At MTW we strongly feel that because you have a tension pattern that is unique to you, your session should be customized to meet your individual needs/issues. Our therapists are skilled in many healing modalities which they combine to provide you with a truly therapeutic experience for your mind, body and spirit. Our hope is to educate and encourage you to be an active participant in your own health and wellness.
With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure they use. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our therapeutic massage is probably right for you.
- 30-minutes: $60
- 45-minutes: $75
- 1-hour: $90
- 75-minutes: $110
- 90-minutes: $130
- 2-hours: $175
- Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
- Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372
FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18
The pressures of school academics and intramural sports sometimes takes a toll on a child’s body. Stress can affect a child’s ability to sleep soundly and/or stay focused on daily lessons. Athletic injuries can occur at any age and often do. Soccer, for example, requires a great deal of running which can result in very tight ITBands and calf muscles.
A 30-minute massage is recommended for a young child when too much stress is suspected as being a causative factor in the child’s health, or a longer 45 minute session when the issue is a chronic one.
PLEASE NOTE: A PARENT’S PRESENCE IS REQUIRED.
- 30-minute Integrative Bodywork: $55
- 45-minute Integrative Bodywork: $70
- 30-minute Therapeutic Massage: $45
- 45-minute Therapeutic Massage: $60