Breanna Christenson’s nature to help and support others fueled her pursuit in becoming a California Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and to focus on educating clients about the soreness and pain they are experiencing. A Sonoma County native, Breanna’s competitive disposition lead her to the path of kinesiology, functional movements, and the human body. Graduating from Analy High School in 2008, then continuing to Santa Rosa Junior College to receive her Associate's Degree; it was at an orientation in 2011 that Breanna began her massage career at National Holistic Institute. At the NHI - Petaluma Campus, she completed the 900-hour Core Program to train in Swedish, Zen Shiatsu, and various other spa/sports massage modalities. She chose to further enrich her education at the NHI - Emeryville Campus in the 450-hour Advanced Neuromuscular Program. There students are taught to be able to assess and distinguish between myofascial pain or dysfunction, contrary to having an injury, and how to apply the modality most effective to address the issues. Breanna graduated NHI in May of2013 with a certificate in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, totaling her educational time at over 1350 hours!
While at NHI, Breanna’s externship was incredibly rewarding because it was completed within Sonoma State University’s Sports Medicine, which only fed her drive to gain more knowledge about the working human body and the affect massage had on collegiate athletes. Through Breanna's 15-year athletic career, she has seen and experienced how injuries and stress from daily life can leave you sitting on the sidelines. Her refreshing therapeutic massage is a great tool to prevent injuries by prolonging muscle flexibility, maintaining the immune system at an optimal state of balance, and increasing the speed of recovery by sustaining healthy tissues. Improvements to immune health and a noticeable increase in an overall sense of well-being are just a few results from massage therapy. For multiple seasons, the SSU Sports Medicine Department has shown their appreciation and recognition of massage therapy with the athletes by asking Breanna Christenson, NMT, CMT to help the Seawolves as a Staff Volunteer.
As of January 2018, Breanna Christenson NMT, CMT celebrates 2 years of practicing in the heart of Santa Rosa!
Breanna is excited to work with weekend warriors, those who have sustained new or have chronic injuries, as well as people who are looking to escape and experience a bit of relaxation in their day. Massage has been mistakenly thought of as a luxury for too long. Breanna’s massage goals are for you to have an invigorating, therapeutic tool that will improve your whole body at your convenience. Your personalized massage sessions will keep your muscles healthy, improve your immune system to create a peaceful balance throughout your body and your wallet!