Hi I'm Kelli Quist, and believe it or not, massage is something we all do NATURALLY every day of our lives. Whether it's rubbing an aching shoulder or stroking a furrowed brow, we all try to alleviate our aches and pains with our hands, and we've been doing it for centuries.
The basis of massage is Touch- the most fundamental of human needs. Touch is so important that if it is absent or withdrawn it can lead to all sorts of problems, ranging from failure to thrive in babies, to in adults.
Massage relaxes, stimulates, comforts, soothes, shows caring and empathy, relieves stress, anxiety and , alleviates pain, reduces symptoms of minor illnesses, and improves emotional and physical well-being.
Neuromuscular Therapy~ A specific form of deep tissue massage that will focus work on a particular problem or area to alleviate pain, trigger points or discomfort.
Swedish Massage~ A basic form of relaxation massage. Often used for stress relief.
Sports Massage~ A combination of several massage techniques geared toward enhanced performance and inury prevention, pre or post event.
Hot Stone~ Hot Stones add both a relaxing element to a massage as well as a health benefit by warming the tissue and allowing for deeper work to the muscles.
FST- Fascial Stretch Technique
~ FST is fast becoming the "go to" form of stretching for professional athletes! FST utilizes the bodies fascial system for an amazingly deep, yet gentle stretch. More information about FST can be found HERE.
Active Isolated Stretching~ Anyone wishing to learn an effective form of stretching can easily learn the AIS technique. AIS can also be incorporated into your massage session to both lengthen the muscles as well as massage them.
2002 Graduate of NWHSU (CMT)
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT)
Certified Kinesio Taping (CKTP)
Level II Fascial Therapist (FST)
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) NASM
CES (corrective exercise specialist) NASM