Moonstone Massage and Manual Therapy

By Christine Hernandez, CMT, AMMP

Christine Hernandez, CMT, AMMP





Christine Hernandez, CMT,AMMP


Hello, I am Christine Hernandez and I am a California State Certified Massage Therapist (#11601) .  I am a certified Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner, and  I have a certificate in Clinical Orthopedic Massage from the Academy of Clinical Massage. My practice has been located  in Santa Ana since 2006.   My style of therapeutic massage is nurturing, patient and individualized for each client.

While I know many massage modalities, I mix and match them to best serve my client. This approach has proved effective in bringing pain relief and relaxation to my clients, which has earned me their respect and loyalty. For the comfort and convenience of my clients, I have an extra wide electric lift table.

Currently, I have extended training in Lymphatic Drainage massage ( Vodder method) , Advanced Medical Massage, Orthopedic Assessment,  Massage and Medi  Cupping, and Pre-Natal massage. I have been a Reiki Master Teacher since 2006.

How Massage Can Help

Relaxing Tissue

Massage Therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and  spasms. Massage also reduces nerve compression. To understand this, consider  that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around  them. When these muscles are relaxed, the nerves are no longer compressed and can get proper nutrients and operate more efficiently. The nerves can  assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain, which  improves functioning of the muscles and organs. 

Touching the skin or applying pressure relaxes muscles, tendons, and  ligaments. In addition, while some of the deeper tissues of the body, such as  deep spinal musculature, cannot be easily accessed by a massage therapist, the  release of more superficial layers of muscles also affects these deeper  layers. This leads to both superficial and deep tissues finding a better  alignment and balance. 


Improving Circulation

Massage is believed to improve blood and lymph  circulation. This is probably due partly to the physical manipulation of soft  tissue and partly to the chemicals released as part of the relaxation  response.

Improved circulation can enhance  the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells. As cellular health  improves, tissues function more efficiently. More efficient functioning leads to  the removal of waste products and may increase the absorption of excess fluids  and reduce swelling in soft tissues.



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