Kristina Alvarez, BS, CHES, LMT, MTI
Bliss owner Kristina Alvarez has developed a deep understanding of multiple modalities during her journey into the healing arts, which began at a very young age. She was an empathetic child and always worried about making people feel better. She attended Texas Healing Arts Institute, earning her massage license in January 2003. She obtained her Massage Therapy Instructors License in the summer of 2010, and her Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in April 2016.
Kristina graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Kinesiology and Health Education majoring in Health Promotion and minoring in Community Health and Wellness. Her current educational focus is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and fascia manipulation to reduce chronic pain, facilitate injury recovery and improve body function.
Kristina prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others. She tailors the massage to the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to address your current areas of concern, giving you a customized session to fit your specific needs to obtain the best possible results. Her primary focus is on restorative body function, athletic performance improvement, injury recovery and prevention.
Her massage style originates from training in a modality called Flo that uses a ginger tea fomentation and incorporates Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and energy balance. This method promotes fluid movements of the muscles and joints, reducing healing time for injured areas, and balancing chakras. Flo massage is tailored to each client, creating an individual experience to balance and open the body, creating space so the body can heal itself from within.
Wellness coaching creates a customized personal plan to assist in lifestyle changes to assist you in reaching your goals and to enhance your well being. Coaching can assist with a variety of issues, including stress management, following new nutritional, exercise, and weight-loss plans, and managing chronic conditions.
Our ultimate goal is to assist you in building your path to wellness.
Follow your bliss…find your health.
- Texas Licensed Massage Therapist #MT039279, December 2003
- Texas Licensed Massage Therapist Instructor #MI2402, July 2010
- Certified Health Education Specialist #26414, April 2016
- BS Kinesiology & Health Education – The University of Texas at Austin, May 2016