Uptown New Westminster's Massage, Yoga and Wellness Space

Momentum Bodywork and Massage

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Our Team

Meet Kristine and her team of talented guest practitioners

Kristine Richmond-Momentum Bodywork and Massage

Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Owner, Momentum Bodywork and Massage

Kristine Richmond has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field as a Bodyworker, Somatic Educator and Yoga Instructor. She graduated with Honours at the top of her class from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, Deep Flow Academy and Yoga West in Vancouver, BC.


Kristine worked as a professional dancer locally and abroad for over 20 years prior to becoming a Bodyworker. She started dancing at a young age, gaining an early knowledge of anatomy and physiology, especially where it pertains to movement patterning and physical alignment. Always interested in bodywork and its profound physical effects, she contemplated different massage schools before deciding on the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage because of its Holistic approach.   More...

Essa Crossley-Nineteen Yoga

Yoga/Yoga Therapy

Vancouver local, Essa found her way on to her mat about 10 years ago. Within her first few visits to the studio she felt that she wanted to be the teacher. Being that she was a young single mom at the time, and working to provide for her son, those thoughts were pushed aside. 


Over the course of the next decade Essa felt called to her mat, although the actual focus and dedication she gave it would rise and fall with the tides. A few years ago she started practicing regularly, and soon found her life taking another change of direction, leading her back towards finding her voice as a trained yoga teacher.  More...

Adele Kafer-Connected Heart Cranial Sacral

Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist
Adele is a Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist receiving her certification from Langara College in 2011, after a 10 month course.  After a serious car accident, resulting in whiplash, Adele was fortunate to have received Cranial Sacral Therapy to help with the concussion, headaches, neck and back pain, PTSD and TMJ.  

 For 2 months after the accident, Adele was unable to hold up her head due to torn muscles and ligaments from the base of her skull to her mid-back.  Cranial Sacral was so beneficial for pain relief and recovery, Adele decided to become a therapist in order to help other people heal from injuries in the same gentle way.   More...

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Sarah Russell-New Start Massage

Certified Bodywork Practitioner
Sarah is the proud mother of two girls aged three and six. Originally from Ontario, Sarah spent a few years abroad living in the UK prior to settling in New Westminster. 

After years of mulling it over, Sarah finally quit her job in early 2016 to follow her heart and go back to school as a mature student. She graduated from The Vancouver School Of Bodywork and Massage in June 2017 as a Certified Bodywork Practitioner, and began New Start Massage shortly after.

Sarah strongly believes in the power of touch and the amazing therapeutic effect it can have across a range of issues. She also believes that learning is a continual process, maintaining and improving her professional skills by taking courses and workshops so she can better serve her clients. More...

Barbara Smith-Healing Energy Reiki

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

Barbara has worked in many environments including yoga studios, women's health services, women's shelters, universities and in advertising. No matter what the setting she has noticed that people hold tension, pain and illness in their bodies and that releasing this cellular memory requires healing on many levels. Reiki is a universal energy that assists with healing and is beneficial to everyone.


Barbara provides Reiki to both people and animals. Her specialty is working with those who have experienced or who are experiencing trauma and/or addiction. More...