The Massage Therapist and Bodyworker
Christine (Chris) Smith is a former NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who found her passion for massage through fitness training. Noticing how postural deviations and muscle imbalances could easily lead to instability and injury, she began massaging to help correct some of these issues so that clients could achieve greater results with their fitness goals.
Being able to help people achieve healthier, more active lifestyles free from pain and injury, Chris quickly switched her focus from Fitness training to Massage and has been practicing as a Full Time Licensed Professional Massage Therapist specializing in Therapeutic, Restorative Massage since 2013.
Chris graduated from the Texas Center for Massage Therapy in 2012 with 800+ hrs of massage training including Anatomy and Kinesiology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, Sports, Trigger Point, Aromatherapy, and Structural Integration. Also as part of the program at TCMT was partial training in Cranial Sacral, Shiatsu, and Accupressure.
Continuing Education Massage Courses include Medical Massage Therapy, Myoskelatal Alignment Techniques, MyoFascial Release Technique, and Postural Assessments with corrective exercises and stretching.
As part of her continuing education as a fitness professional, Chris also studied with the Ortho Kinetics Institute learning about Corrective Movement and incorporates this knowledge into her Massage practice.
Chris is a lifelong student and is continually seeking ways to learn and improve her knowledge of massage and bodywork techniques.
More About Chris
The person who happens to do massage
I have 4 children and love doing things with them including camping, going to Major League Baseball games, hiking mountains, and watching them learn and grow into themselves
I love the mountains and being outdoors. A significant achievement that I am proud of is my climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with my daughter Amber. Whenever something in life seems hard, I just remember being on that mountain struggling for breath, freezing, hurting pretty much everywhere, and continuing on up: One. Step. At. A. Time. This has become my life motto - One step at a time. With patience and perseverance, anything can be accomplished.
I grew up playing sports and know the importance of a healthy body for achieving top level performance and enjoyment of any activity. Now I use my experience and knowledge to help others achieve their own personal goals of being pain free, active, and living their best lives.
My future personal goals are to visit more mountains, hike through Europe with my daughter Kayla, explore New Zealand with my daughter Robin,
and enjoy life with my family and friends as much as possible.
Oh - and I recently got married on Halloween!