Do you ever come home from a stressful day of work and just want to relax and sooth away the day’s anxiety? You spend the day taking the kids to school, activities, fix breakfast lunch and dinner, do the grocery shopping, clean the house, loads of laundry, and take the dog for a walk. What part of your day was all about you?
Massage can play an important role in your health regimen. From birth to age 100, everyone can benefit from therapeutic “hands on” massage therapy. When those hands belong to Christina Robinson, Licensed, Certified Massage Therapist you will soon realize the more massage you allow yourself, the better you’ll feel. Here’s why:
- Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures.
- Touch is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. When you hit your head or have a sore muscle, most likely you rub it, correct? The same is true of our earliest ancestors. Healers throughout time and across the world have instinctually and independently developed a wide range of therapeutic techniques using touch. Many are still in use today, with good reason.
- Scientific research now extols the benefits of massage ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the nagging tensions of our fast paced modern lifestyles. Having massage does more than just relax your body and mind – there are specific physiological and psychological changes that occur, even more so when it is used as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply as a luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can help cure what ails you.
Five Health Benefits of Massage Therapy:
- Control stress: Long term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage can relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches & stress related insomnia.
- Increase immunity: Can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.
- Mental health and wellness: Symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be positively affected with massage therapy.
- Pain management: Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.
- Improve physical fitness: Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy—as it reduces muscle tension, improves exercise performance and prevents injuries.
Christina believes massage therapy is an art, a gift, a talent, and most importantly, a blessing she takes very seriously. She believes God imbued in her hands and soul the gift of touch to benefit her clients. Christina says, “It is an integral part of who I am as a therapist, but more importantly a part of who I am as a person.” As a massage therapist for over 30 years, Christina is blessed with the opportunity to give to and nurture people, helping them feel more comfortable in their bodies. “My lifelong passion for massage has led me to a successful and fulfilling career here in San Clemente. I am so grateful and satisfied everyday when my phone rings with another opportunity to provide relief to members of the community who entrust themselves, their bodies and their loved ones to my massage table and hands.”
Christina works as an independent contractor at the Rancho San Clemente Tennis & Fitness Club. Her clients are welcome to come and enjoy a combined hydrotherapy session (using the clubs’ indoor Jacuzzi, dry sauna and relaxing steam room) along with their massage session. Christina joined the club staff before the opening in 1987, thinking she would work there until her son graduated from San Clemente High School. 27 years later, Christina remains at the club and still counts her blessings! “I fell so in love with the city and its charming ambiance, the club and all of the terrific health and fitness minded members, and the wonderful people who live and work in the community at large. I am honored to conduct my business as a member of the San Clemente community for more than 27 years! “
Christina also provides services as a “Mobile Therapist” licensed to provide massage therapy treatments to those who prefer massage services in the comfort of their own space be it in your home, office, timeshare or hotel.
You can reach Christina for your personalized massage therapy treatments at (949) 498-6425 to schedule a session or to purchase gift certificates for loved ones.