About the Practitioner

Cristine Saunders, LMT

I am licensed by the State of Michigan as a Massage Therapist and have been in practice since 2002.  Using a combination of techniques from Swedish Massage, Neuro-Muscular Release Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Sports Massage and Trigger Point Therapy I customize treatment to each individual's needs, in each session.


Flint School of Therapeutic Massage-Certified Massage Therapist

Timberlake Massage Therapy-Somatic Release in Clinical Massage

Timberlake Massage Therapy-Cranial and Somatic Fascia Release Therapy

Ann Arbor Institute of Massage-Sports Massage

MTF Seminars-Myofascial Release Therapy

Washtenaw Community College-Anatomy: Cadaver-Based Review of the Human Body and Nervous System

Benjamin Institute-Clinical Applications of Myofascial Meridians

Benjamin Institute-Anatomy Trains

Michigan Integrative Medicine-Creating Wellness: Integrative Medicine in Primary Care


Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals since 2002

Practice Philosophy

I have found in my practice that deep tissue work does not need to be painful in order to be effective. I believe that by working at a pace that allows the muscles to relax, as opposed to working too deeply, too quickly, (causing the muscle to tense up and "guard" itself) brings about a much more beneficial and pleasant treatment. The result of this is that the goals of pain relief, reducing postural limitations and relaxation are achieved, all without feeling sore afterward.  

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