WOW. I think that was maybe the best massage I've ever had--and I'm a serious massage junkie. Kristen is an amazing, skilled and intuitive therapist. She came to my house in West Seattle with her mobile table. I was happy to see that she really does tailor her pressure to the client's needs, not being one of those "grrrr, massage has to hurt like hell to work" kind of people but also able to do good, deep tissue work. She even massaged my psoas muscle, among others that no other massage therapist had gotten to.
~ Phoebe Kitanidis ~West Seattle, WA ~ Author of Whisper, a YA novel
Kristen is amazing! I've gone to her twice a month for over a year and each time I am amazed at the great massage I get. Compared to the other Massage Therapists I've been to, she is by far the best. I can't imagine going to anyone else - she's that good. With her knowledge of the body and her healing hands, she is able to address every area of the body. Kristen works in such a way that even with her deep tissue massage, the muscles relax and soften. She seems to just know how much pressure to use and it's always perfect for me. She is professional, dependable, and her prices are very reasonable. If you decide to see her, you won't be disappointed.
~ J.M. ~ Renton, WA
I have multiple sclerosis and muscles that are almost always stiff and sometime painful. After 90 minutes of Kristen doing Hawaiian lomi-lomi on me I so relaxed I was positively floppy and ready to curl up for a pain-free nap. She obviously knows what she is doing and also did a great deal of research on MS before she even saw me. More importantly, she asked ME, in detail, what works for ME and my specific issues. If only all health care providers took so much care and interest in their outcomes. I would recommend her to anyone looking for massage therapy, for injury or just stress relief, she is fantastic!
~ B.A. ~ West Seattle
For the past month, I've had weekly massages with Kristen. I suffer from osteoarthritis in my hip, wrist, knee and lower back. The hip and lower back pain is persistent and in constant need of attention. I've been on natural medicines for the past 5 years with this condition. Under the care of Kristen, my medication has decreased and I even ran out of the recommended glucosamine for a week and my symptoms are still manageable. Kristen's soothing and healing touch is therapeutic. I attribute my pain-free month to her care. Thanks Kristen!
~ Deborah ~ (Life/Work coach)
Kristen made the massage a great experience. When having a massage the first time with someone it becomes a little about relaxing enough to experience it. It is about communicating and trust. She let me know it was important for me to communicate what was happening with me. That made my massage fantastic because she knew what I was experiencing while it was happening.
As a retired massage therapist I am very picky regarding massages. I spent an hour on the table with Kristen and LOVED it and I don't say that often. She hit the spots just right; enough pressure for my body to let go of the tension without the residual pain hours later. Great job - can't wait till get back.
~ Jan Hickling