Christa professionally learned massage in 1992 at The Healing Arts Institute under the teaching of massage hall of fame recipient and original owner and director, Dr James Mally. Her earliest inspiration though is from her mother, Christa Roseann and her father Donald Paul. Every comforting touch you receive from her, during a session, is a reflection of the touch she remembers receiving from her parents growing up. She has fond memories of squirming in church and her mother letting her lay her head in her lap while she stroked her hair luling her into a deep meditative state of being. She also has fond memories of the same with her father while he played her records or read books to her.
Christa has been practicing massage & bodywork since 1992 and is the prior owner of The Stress Busters’ Health & Wellness Center, in Sacramento. She has extensive background in medical massage, which includes Gil Hedley’s intensive course, with a focus on studying fascia, joint connectivity & function, and the central nervous & lymphatic systems. Her greatest love is using the grounding effects of La Stone Therapy in her sessions and practicing Breema, both of which have deepened her understanding of that nurturing touch she learned from her parents.
Christa is trained in the following massage and bodywork techniques:
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- Chair Massage
- Reiki (Lineage via Master Da Wei Zhi)
- Myofascial Release
- Post Surgical & Medical Massage
- LaStone® (Original Body, Beyond Basics & Face Therapy)
- Breema® Bodywork (Advanced)
- Cryo & Thermal Therapy
- Spa Services