Chris’s Bio

 

Name: Chris Levenhagen
Years of Experience: 3
Education: Graduated Therapeutic Medical Track – Blue Sky 2013 Graduated Early Childhood Ed FVTC 2007 Additional training in Muscle Activation Training and Aromatherapy
Massage Technique specialties: Integrated techniques including Swedish, Neuromuscular massage therapy, trigger point therapy, sports massage, Muscle Activation therapy, and custom massages to individual clients wants or needs.

Why did you decide to become a massage therapist: It has been something I have had an interest in as a child. I would trade chores for backrubs. I had a lot of back pain working with infants & toddlers for 11 years and I would use massage as treatment. I decided to follow my dream!
What do you enjoy the most about being a massage therapist: I love being able to use the tools and knowledge I have as a massage therapist to reduce or eliminate pain naturally.

What do you feel is the biggest misconception about massage: That it is only a once in awhile treat! Massage is as important as proper diet and exercise!

What is something that you wish a new client knew before coming in for their 1st massage: It wont hurt, unless you want it to! We are medical professionals, regardless of where we work, chiropractic office, spa, or a cruise ship. We only have the best interests of our clients in mind!

 

 

 

Swedish Massage  - Involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress, and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

Definition Source - Encyclopedia

 

Trigger Point Therapy  - is a bodywork technique that involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. The application of manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is sometimes regarded as one of a group of treatment approaches called neuromuscular therapy or NMT.

Definition Source - Wikipedia

 

Sports Massage  - is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.

Definition Source - Encyclopedia