Cristy's Rejuvenating Massage

photo of Massage Therapist, Cristy Chandler

 

Relaxing Soothing water with pink lotus flower


 

970 Burrard Street 

Downtown Vancouver, BC

778-955-8463

cristy.vancouvermassage@gmail.com


Cristy is the owner of Massage Vancouver.org, she has been practicing massage for over 10 years.  She is a certified body worker who practices therapeutic holistic massage.  She attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy and graduated in 2004. She became Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has worked in world class spas around the world on Crystal Cruise Ships. She also attended The Rolfing Institute in Boulder, CO where she completed Unit I in Rolfing/Structural Integration, which is considered to be 'deeper than deep tissue work'. She is a Registered Member with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist in Alberta.  

Cristy has treated all different types of health conditions such as: neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, tennis and golfer's elbow, car accident injuries, lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, arthritis, sports injuries, TMJ disorders, computer related injuries, sprains/strains, pregnancy related symptoms, anxiety and depression, insomnia, seasonal affective disorder, stress management and many other aches, pains, muscle spasms and joint stiffness.


Cristy also specializes in Shiatsu; a holistic approach to bodywork and massage; Reflexology, applying pressure to the hands and feet using, thumbs, fingers and hand techniques; Cranial-Sacral Therapy, a gentle hands-on approach to bodywork; Trigger Point Therapy, treats tender and painful areas of the body(such as knots); Russian Sports massage; specific massage techniques that focus on athletes, during training, performance and recovery; Acupressure, an ancient form of therapy that can treat a number of ailments and conditions; Swedish Massage a relaxing and flowing massage that focuses on the superficial muscles and Pregnancy Massage, a special Swedish massage or acupressure treatment for a pregnant woman as she rests on her side.  

While Cristy was attending the Steiner Academy in London, England, she became certified in AromaSpa Therapy. This means she studied Aromatherapy, Aroma Stone Therapy, Facials, Ocean Wraps and Salt Scrubs.This prepared her to work in spas on world-class cruise ships.

She is now serving the people of Vancouver in massage. She volunteered her massage services for members of Friends for Life for 1 1/2 yearsThe Vancouver Friends For Life Society serves as a catalyst to enhance the wellness of individuals living with life threatening illnesses by providing complementary and alternative health and support services. Helping others to reduce stress. Her desire is to eliminate tension through her therapeutic and caring touch. She enjoys incorporating all the different modalities and techniques to create a relaxing and rejuvenating massage.

Cristy continues to follow the standards, values and ideas set my NHPC's Code of Ethics:

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 THE CODE OF ETHICS

MISSION: To support our members by providing programs, products and services in advancing natural health.

CORE VALUES: The NHPC Code of Ethics is structured around the core values of Competency, Efficacy, Respect,Choice, Inclusiveness and Integrity. These values incorporate the ideals and standards of the profession. All members of the NHPC, by virtue of their membership, commit to abide by and uphold these values.

Competency: The NHPC expects its members to provide competent* and safe care that allows practitioners to fulfill obligations ethically and responsibly to their clients. NHPC members demonstrate competent and safe care through their knowledge, ability, skills and judgment (competency sets), and where existent, standards of practice.

Efficacy: The NHPC believes in the healing power of Natural Health practices to produce health benefits. The NHPC supports ethical research* that ensures that the rights, dignity and safety of research participants are protected and that the highest level of intellectual honesty and integrity is employed in researching the efficacy of Natural Health practices.

Respect: The NHPC recognizes and respects the inherent worth of each person and advocates for respectful treatment of all persons.

Choice: The NHPC respects and promotes the autonomy* of persons. As such, the NHPC supports the client’s right to express his or her healthcare needs and values and to obtain pertinent information.

Inclusiveness: The NHPC believes in and supports Natural Health practices that offer clients safe choices and options in Natural Health services.

Integrity: The NHPC believes in the highest level of personal and professional integrity in the pursuit and delivery of Natural Health services.

 NATURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS OF CANADA

PLEDGE

• I commit my knowledge, skills and intention to serve the best interests and well being of

my clients.

• I will treat my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion at all times.

• I will be respectful of my colleagues and recognize the contributions of Natural Health

professions.

• I will value and respect the trust that society has vested in me as a Natural Health

Practitioner, by being accountable and responsible in the practice of my profession.

• I acknowledge that I am a facilitator of the health and wellbeing of my clients.

• I make this pledge with integrity*, good conscience and goodwill.

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