Integrated Body Therapies

Christine A. Ruppert, LMT, CNMT

Massage Therapy in Rockville, MD

Massage & Yoga in NW DC / DuPont Circle

Welcome!

Are you seeking pain relief? stress management? enhanced well-being?  As a massage therapist, neuromuscular therapist and yoga teacher since 1982, I am committed to helping others explore and understand themselves through their body.  I believe that becoming educated myself enhances my capacity to facilitate this process, and to resonate with each person as an individual.

My practice is oriented toward helping people release pain through analysis of physical structure and application of various healing touch and movement modalities. In addition to my initial training in Swedish and Deep tissue Massage, I am certified in Neuromuscular TherapySt. John Method, licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC, and have studied and currently practice Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment and Prenatal Massage.  I teach Yoga classes in the Iyengar method, characterized by attention to the details of postures, and the use of props to make poses more accessible and to encourage a more healthy experience of yoga.

I have successfully addressed conditions including:

  • Sciatica, Low back pain
  • Headaches 
  • Overuse, Sports Injury prevention
  • Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis
  • Whiplash & Neck Trauma
  • Face and jaw pain, TMJ dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Recovery from surgery and trauma

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I am here to help you restore ease, balance and optimal good health!

Visit me for Massage Therapy in Rockville Monday – Saturday

for Massage Therapy in DuPont Circle/DC on Wednesdays.

All About Trigger Point Therapy

Ever had pain when you press on a specific area of your body?

It could just be a bruise, or it could be a trigger point. A trigger point is defined as a sensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue (fascia) that becomes painful when subjected to continuing compression, and thereby “triggers” an adverse reaction in other areas

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The Many Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure is a form of healing that applies gentle pressure to specific points on the body. This healing therapy was developed over 3,000 years ago as an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The technique uses precise finger placement and pressure on the specific healing points to stimulate the body to heal itself.

According to Asian medical philosophy, acupressure helps activate

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More about Fascia & Your Health

Fascia is the connective tissue that forms a matrix of support around the body and within every layer of the body from our muscles and bones to our muscle cells.

“Fascia surrounds every muscle, every bundle within muscles, groups of muscles, it surrounds every nerve, every artery, every vein, all the lymph vessels. These are all embedded in envelopes of

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