Christine A Ruppert

As a massage therapist since 1984, I have developed my practice with emphasis upon helping people relieve pain by restoring balance to one’s muscle tone and structural alignment, and supporting one’s health and sense of well-being.  I “discovered” massage as a profession as I received my first ever massage in 1983. Shortly thereafter, I enrolled in a massage training program, and I consider this to be one of the most important decisions of my life. I am fascinated by and continue to be curious about how the body works, and practicing massage is rewarding and engaging for me even after these many years.

Education is of utmost importance to me, and I regularly find opportunities to increase my knowledge and aptitudes in order to provide the best care and client experience possibleI am honored to be invited and trusted to touch each person, and to recognize and to share in the positive changes that may occur with each session.

As a yoga instructor, I have acquired skills in very subtle observation, which helps me fine-tune my connection with and ability to communicate with each person during their session.  With smaller classes, more attention can be devoted to each student, which enhances one’s experience and appreciation of the powerful effects of yoga.

 

EDUCATION:

B.S., Education,  Lesley College, Cambridge, MA – 1978

Graduate – Potomac Massage Therapy Institute – 1984

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Massage Therapist in private practice (34) years – 1983 – present

Certified Practitioner – St. John Neuromuscular Therapy1995 – present

Teaching Assistant – St. John Neuromuscular Seminars1995 – 1998

Yoga Teacher and Student – 1982 – Present

Prenatal teaching assistant, birth attendant 1983, 1985

 

OTHER COURSEWORK:

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy  –  Dr. Bruno Chickly

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques  –  Dr. Erik Dalton

Gross Anatomy  –  University of MD Medical School 1995, 1998

Body Mobilization Technique  –  Robert King 1988

Body Psychology  –  Elliot Greene & Barbara Dunn – 1986 – 1989

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION – Short Courses:  1984 – present, including:

Sportsmassage;  Pregnancy;  Myofascial Release;  Cranial Sacral Therapy

Extensive and continuing study of anatomy and physiology; various courses for specific injuries,

pain patterns and structural imbalances

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Massage Therapy Association  1985 – present

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork – 1996 – present

Licensed Massage Therapist – MD & DC