Kristen Dreiss - LMT,CFT,CKTP
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
Kristen has 10 years experience as a massage therapist. Sincebecoming a certified massage therapist she has received continuing education in Orthopedic Massage, Repetitive Use Injury Therapy, and British Sports Massage. She spent 6 years working as a therapist for the award winning program Injury Intervention Therapy (IIT). She specializes in injury prevention by increasing range of motion, reducing trigger points and scar tissue, lengthening short muscles, and decreasing toxins including lactic acid that gets trapped in muscle tissue. She has had great success in decreasing or eliminating symptoms of carpal tunnel, golfers and tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon and IT band pain, hip and lower back issues, headaches, and range of motion issues in the entire body. In 2010 she became a certified fitness trainer to further achieve her goal of providing the best injury prevention program to her clients. In 2011 she went one step further and became a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. With her broad variety of massage techniques she is able to help her clients achieve their goals of having a pain free well balance muscular system.
In the nine years Kristen and I worked together I saw many lives changed by her hard work and dedication. Through her knowledge of anatomy and functional movement she has improved the quality of life for many individuals. As her client, she helped reduce the chronic neck and back issues I suffered with, and as a colleague I greatly appreciated her professionalism and abilities. It's rare to find a therapist with such an extensive background with comparable training. Good luck in all you do Kristen!
-Ryann Turcotte, Massage Therapist
It was an amazing difference once I started working with Kristen, compared to every other person who said they did “Sports Massage”. Kristen has taken the time to really understand my sport, helping me avoid injury and improve my flexibility. Thanks Kristen
-Anthony, Mixed Martial Artist
I suffered with plantar fasciitis for well over 10 years. I tried using medications on an ongoing basis, I went through every kind of shoe insert out, and even had an injection in my heel with no long term relief. December 2010 Kristen worked on my lower legs and feet and used kinesio tape on them. The moment I got off the table I had instant relief. She had not told me it could work immediately and I thought she would laugh if I told her "I'm cured", which I felt like I was. Two months later I felt it might be starting up again and had it re-taped. Amazingly it has been a year and half and I continue to be pain free. Kristen is awesome and really knows her stuff, and I am so thankful to her that I can once again enjoy days at Disneyland with my grand-kids pain free.
-Laura Luttrell, Homemaker
I wanted to take a moment to tell you about how much of an amazing difference it made having Kristen work on me. When I first met with her, I had already been seen by a medical doctor for with a diagnosis of a strain to my thumb/wrist area. I had been in physical therapy for six weeks, with no improvement. The physical therapist told me it may result in a surgical option to fix the injury. After my first appointment with Kristen, I started seeing results. She listened to my concerns and had a calming effect on my level of stress. Her professionalism, knowledge of the musculoskeletal and phenomenal hands on technique were much appreciated. She gave me stretching exercises to do on my own and using those in combination with the regular appointments with her, led to a full recovery within a few short weeks. I went from discussions of surgical intervention to complete recovery through massage therapy techniques by Kristen. Thanks Kristen!
-Patty, Law Enforcement
Kristen is the greatest. I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction and because of that I was having shoulder and arm pain with impaired range of motion. Over a year ago it was really bad and I went to physical therapy for 2 months, which helped but didn't totally release the stiffness and pain. So I had Kristen work on me and it only took 1 treatment and the pain was gone and my range of motion was back to normal. I was told I would not regain full range of motion. I highly recommend her, she knows her stuff Thanks
-Debbie Nelson, Business Owner
Kristen has been massaging my family for over 7 years. My son who is now 15 has played football since he was 9. My daughter who is 11 and has played soccer since she was 6. She has been using massage and Kinesio Tape to help support and relax muscles to speed healing and relieve their tight muscles. She has also thru the years massaged and 'taped' me for knee, shoulder, back, hip and just plain stress, for all my sports adventures. Her enthusiasm about her work is refreshing and is always there to help. Thank you Kristen!
-Sheila Telliard, Physically active, just plain stressed Mother of two