- Myofascial Release
- Nurturing/Therapeutic Massage
- Self Care Instructions
- Stretching Demos
- Acute/Chronic Pain
- Personal Injuries
- Specific Injury Rehabilitation
- Sports Injuries
- Stress Relief
- TMJ Imbalances / Pain
- Women's Health
Kristi Dyer, Licensed Massage Therapist
“Assisting in the prevention of pain, and rehabilitating patients from injuries quickly & effectively, are the most rewarding aspect of my work."
- Kristi Dyer, LMT
Kristi has been a manual therapeutic practitioner for over 20 years. During this time she has successfully supported trauma survivors, treated people with a variety of sports and personal injuries, and improved the lives of people with chronic pain. She has detailed knowledge of rehabilitation & postural alignment, and enjoys a natural ability to listen to a person's body. Combined with decades of work developing her massage therapy skills, aid her in supporting others to reach their maximum potential.
Memories of massaging her mother's arthritic knees and legs as a child introduced Kristi to the comforting joy that results from easing others' pain. As a multi-sport varsity athlete, she carried this joy with her when she completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine / Athletic training at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH in 1992. By 1996, Kristi was on a quest to further her education. While working as the Head Athletic Trainer at her alma mater in conjunction with a physical therapy clinic, she began receiving therapeutic massage herself from a co-worker. Experiencing personally the many benefits of massage, prompted Kristi to attend CCMT (Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy) in Newington, CT . Recognizing Kristi's natural ability to assess and access the body, her physical therapy mentor & employer taught her various manual therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Strain-Counterstrain, and Muscle Energy Techniques.
With a year of day spa experience and client massage in the comfort of their homes under her belt and hands, Kristi relocated to Santa Fe in 1998. New to the concept of alternative healing, she explored the study of aromatherapy, Reiki, reflexology, and more. As she was shifting gears from sports medicine and spa work to a more holistic direction, she attended a Myofascial Release seminar and immediately fell in love with the work. Influenced by her own structural transformation of improved posture and balance, Kristi focused on being of service to others by assuaging pain and trauma within the connective tissue.
In 2010, Kristi took a hiatus from bodywork while recovering from an auto-immune disease. But she never stopped giving of herself to others by sharing her growing knowledge of nutrition; inflammation in the body and its effects; a gluten-free diet; and auto-immune disease. During her own period of healing she experienced a great deal of disappointment from not actively practicing massage therapy. However, Kristi often guided and educated others in nutrition and referred many friends and past clients to physical healing modalities such as acupuncture and bodywork. With a renewed lease on life, including a healthy state of body and mind, Kristi is re-energized and grateful to extend to others her knowledge, experience, and joy of massage therapy.
In her personal life, Kristi enjoys the heartfelt companionship of her dog Mollie; playing competitive team tennis; socializing with friends while dining at her favorite eateries; and breaking out into song and dance wherever and whenever possible.