I started seeing Christine for bi-lateral foot pain. I had tried numerous doctors, chiropractors, pills and stretches with no improvement. A friend recommended me to her as they had experienced foot pain also.Sue D., - Pain Massage. Results: Bi-Laterial Foot Pain Improvement
The first thing she did was a body/mind scan. She is very intuitive and always can read where I am physically and emotionally. Connecting the mind and body together has been the key that Christine has taught me for healing.
Traditionally one would think of a massage as painful to get results but not true at all with Christine. She has an amazing touch. I am finally well on my way to being pain free.
Christine has been all things to me in healing my physical and spiritual pain. I can not thank her enough for the experience I continue to have with her.
Just when I was afraid I might be reaching another plateau, I met Christine Eckery, an orthopedic massage therapist. Don’t expect a nice relaxing spa massage – I hesitate to even call it massage. This is an interactive working session where Christine, as the therapist, will treat your muscles, joints, and connective tissue to find where the issues are, then she will “massage” the specific spot to “melt” or move the tissue into a better position for a new habit.Sandra B, - Yoga Massage. Results: First Pain Free Yoga Class in Years
Christine has an amazing sense of where pinches and energy blockages are, but you are an active participant in her detective work. So listen to your body, react to her manipulations, and communicate back to get the best results. Often tender spots are found where you don’t even know they exist, and her working with them can unlock what seems to be an unrelated area.
For instance, Christine has spent lots of time trying to reset my ankles and calves. Apparently, my years of ballet “turnout” have caused me to roll out on my foot, which causes me to not push off evenly when I walk, which causes me to have a twist in my sacrum, which causes my hamstrings to tighten, which causes my back to compensate – and ouch! The ankle bone is truly connected to the back bone! Just like the kids’ song!
Next she moved on to my neck, forearm, and hamstrings for similar detecting, apply massage therapy techniques, and retraining. In addition to her massage therapy work to get my muscles to relax and relearn a new way, she also gave me exercises to strengthen the complimentary muscles to help retrain the new pattern. Christine’s orthopedic massage therapy techniques [along with chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Scott Rosenthal] have worked together with a special synergy. And their spirituality and caring, which is sorely lacking in most healthcare providers, add immensely to the holistic healthcare they provide.
A couple of weeks ago, I had my first pain-free yoga class in years! It was a very emotional moment when I realized that I went through the whole class without struggling with ever-present pain. It is indeed strange to realize how much pain I had put up with on a daily basis and had learned to ignore – until it was gone!
After a life-changing cycling accident, Christine was able to provide me with relief that I was unable to obtain through conventional medicine, specifically orthopedists, chiropractors and a physical therapy program.Diane R., - Cycling Massage. Results: Back to Work and Cycling
In addition to Christine’s hands-on expertise, she gave me the confidence and counsel to move forward in my healing process physically, mentally and emotionally. Thanks to Christine I have returned to work and to my athletic endeavors. I can highly recommend Christine with the utmost confidence.
Christine has a very deep understanding of biomechanics and the how the muscles of the body are structured and impact movement. I went to her with three issues, calf cramping and pain while running, lack of hip rotation negatively impacting my golf swing and neck pain when cycling.Norman L., - Sports Massage. Results: Immediate and Incremental Improvement with each session
Very quickly she identified a variety of tight joints and muscles as well as some poor posture habits. Once we began treatment the results were immediate and I have realized incremental improvement with every session I have with her. I highly recommend Christine’s services.