About VVS and Christina
Hi, I’m Christina, bodyworker and wellness coach for female service providers and entrepreneurs who are ready to transform burnout and ease physical pain in order to create lives full of energy, clarity and passion.
During my 20+ years in the wellness industry, working with thousands of women who feel burned out and in pain AS WELL AS transforming my own deep fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues and chronic low-grade aches and pains, I have come to this conclusion:
The only difference between women who are “just getting by” and those who are thriving in life and career, is that those who are thriving have reignited the ability to receive the benefits of their sacred practice of self-nurturance.
Through my own struggles and repeatedly witnessing the most common symptoms that plague modern women, I have come to realize that my mission is to assist women to identify their own outdated habits, continuously cultivate an identity-evolution mindset and only then establish their own deeply nourishing habits of ease and receptivity.
What I know to be true is that once these components are firmly rooted, the modern woman learns how to tend her own garden, fertilizing what she wants to grow, using discernment about what is no longer welcome and ultimately feeling authentically alive and awake.
My approach to wellness is guided by the core assumption that we are already whole. We already possess the inner blueprint of the cosmos and coupled with your own life experience, you have all the necessary material to create a beautiful and useful life that is deeply fulfilling.
And it all starts and continues with your ability to take care of yourself and trust that the ability to be vulnerable and receptive is the path to the freedom you seek.
How i transformed my own suffering:
I know the feeling of wanting to live a life that is full of joy and meaning but instead wake up every day to a reality that is painful and lonely. In 2000, I graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Professional and Creative Writing, but absolutely no passion for any job prospects in that field. I was also at a low point in my life and suffered with a great deal of sadness, fatigue and digestive issues. I knew that my one precious life was meant for so much more than I was experiencing, but I did not know how to accomplish this goal. The one thing I was clear about was that my answers were not going to come from a pursuit dedicated solely to my intellectual mind. I had already filled my head and bookshelf with so much information, but yet I continued to suffer.
At this point I began to perceive a small urging of my body’s mind that was persistently informing me that my answers could be found another way. It told me that if I pursued a life based on the wisdom of the body, that I could achieve all that I was after. I am grateful everyday that I began to listen.
And so I began and innocently step out on my own journey of self-discovery, I now know is a life-long pursuit.
Within three months of graduating from college, I went to one of the best massage schools in the country, the Utah College of Massage Therapy and got my certification in Therapeutic Massage. Massage school was a revelation and I loved every minute of learning about the amazing capabilities of the human body, how I could help people feel comfortable and ease their pain and I loved how I felt after a great session of bodywork. Shortly after that, I moved to Vermont to begin my life as a massage therapist, but after only a short time, I was again called to return to the path of self-discovery as my old suffering returned. This time, I tried everything…..homeopathics, herbs/ supplements, hypnosis and I even began eating meat after being a vegetarian for 15 years. And while everything offered some level of relief nothing provided me with the change I knew was possible. But thankfully that inner voice ….. kept urging me forward.
….and one fateful day, my life changed forever.
I met my lifelong teacher, Wassim Nehme and he introduced me to the bodywork modality called Bioenergetic-Shen Touch®, created by Dr. Pino Ferroni, PhD of Parma, Italy. I began receiving private sessions and taking group dynamics classes. For the first time in my life, I knew I had found what I had been searching for. And so, I began in earnest to learn about the wisdom of the body, how it pertains to our emotional expression and how to pursue a life dedicated to expressing one’s own inner beauty and live life from the heart.
Over the past 12 years, I have uncovered and learned to transform those part ofmy story that had turned into my defense mechanics. I have learned how to become an independant adult, how to express my emotions in clear and healthy ways, how to derive sarisafaction from a life dedicated to my passion and how to have successful relationships. Each of these things have been like pieces of pottery that needed to be unearthed in order to create beautiful mosaic that is my life today.
I now run my own business, am raising an amazing step-daughter, have deep friendships and annually travel to Italy to study Bioenergetic-Shen Treatments®. I love the life I am creating and I am excited about my future.
In 2010, I began to offer this technique to my clients. I am humbled and have a deep respect for all that is possible once a person uncovers the things that hold them back and transform the suffering into something beautiful.
In 2013, I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a certified wellness practitioner and from Summer Bock’s Fermentation Mastery program and also offer these services along side massage therapy and Bioenergetic-Shen Touch.
I love my work, I love my clients and I am forever in awe of the potential and beauty of human beings. I hope you consider working with me so that I may assist you. Thank you for being here!
- 2004-present studying with Wassim Nehme of Green Mountain Shen & Bioenergetics and Dr. Pino Ferroni of Parma, Italy of the Ego-Center: achieved Master in Shen Sensitivity training & Bioenergetics 2015
- 2013 Graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with a certification in Holistic Health Coaching
- 2013 Graduated from Summer Bock’s Fermentation Mastery course with a certification as Gut Rebuilding specialist & Fermentationist
- 2000 Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing with minors in Women’s Studies and Sociology
Other continuing education classes and certifications awarded:
- Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management
- Integrated Massage and Personal Training
- Medical Massage
- Holistic Shiatsu
- Anatomy Trains
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