Kristine is a Certified Bodywork Practitioner, not a Registered Massage Therapist.
She has over 1000 hours of training in multiple modalities.
I recently received a massage by Kristine, and it was far beyond any expectations I may have had -due to many years of seeing therapist after therapist for my once chronic pain (more...) Thank you Kristine for changing my paradigm of massage therapists, you have really have opened my mind to what massages could/should be, taking into account the whole- of body mind and spirit-throughout your entire treatment. Utmost respect.
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 effects, she contemplated different massage schools before deciding on the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage because of its balanced approach between holistic treatments and human sciences.
Shortly upon graduation from VSBM and starting her own practice she continued her education abroad under the instruction of Mylene Bergeron, the founder of Deep Flow Bodywork. Deep Flow sessions interweave Myofascial Release techniques, Manual Therapy, stretching, Yoga Therapy and Body-Mind Integration principles into a unique full body treatment tailored to each client’s individual needs with the intention of rebalancing the body’s alignment. Kristine is an advanced practitioner. Her specialty is bringing clients relaxation and pain relief from musculoskeletal tension brought on by poor posture and chronic tension. Kristine's unique style of bodywork and massage is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing, making her an in-demand practitioner across the Lower Mainland.
Kristine's small, boutique-style wellness center hosts a number of complementary holistic health practitioners. Momentum Bodywork and Massage won the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Award for Business of the Year in 2017 for its contribution to the city's business community.
Kristine is passionate about expanding her knowledge base through her own continuing education to provide her clients with the best care possible, measuring her professional success by the health, well-being and happiness of her clients. Her curiosity about the human body and its full potential makes her an excellent, intuitive and caring bodywork practitioner.
Kristine holds a Professional Membership with NAMASTA (North American Studio Alliance), a professional organization for Massage Therapists, Yoga Instructors and Wellness Professionals, is a member in good standing with the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and has a B.A. with Distinction in Art History from the University of Calgary.
In her free time Kristine enjoys running, yoga, hiking, paddleboarding, nature photography and relaxing on her porch with the local wildlife.
She believes in giving back to her clients and community and is passionate about environmental causes and animal welfare. She donates her time and all proceeds from her wellness store to the SPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society and various Arts Organizations.
Professional Associations and Volunteer Work
New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
Member in Good Standing, 2018-2019
NAMASTA (North American Studio Alliance) Professional Member: 2018-Present
Preventative Health Services Group Professional Member: 2011-2018
Vancouver International Dance Festival
Festival Volunteer: 2001-2018
Board of Directors Member and Vice President: 2010-2017