Kris Quinones, BA is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga teacher, who specializes in Ayurvedic treatments. As a practical and solution-based therapist, her treatment approach is interactive and goal-oriented. She uses a combination of her knowledge in therapeutic massage and holistic healing, with her previous experience in orthopedics, yoga, and competitive sports to assist you in reaching your goals. In 1996, Kris earned her B.A. in biology from Franklin Pierce University, and is a graduate of a 900-hour therapeutic massage program at the Cortiva Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown, MA. She has specialized advanced training in traditional Pancha Karma Ayurvedic therapies from both the world-renowned Kripalu Yoga Centre in Lenox, MA and the Jiva Academy of Vedic Sciences in Haryana, India.

 

She has volunteered as a massage therapist for the 2007 Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Boston Marathon Team and the 2009 Annual Pan Mass Challenge and enjoys teaching.  She has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Cortiva, providing instruction in foundational massage techniques and injury-related tension patterns; and also presents her original workshops, “Finding Your Ojas: An Ayurvedic Approach to Holistic Living” or “Ouch! That Hurts! An Introduction to Repetitive Stress Injuries for Professional Musicians”, taught at Berklee College of Music.  She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and offers the following services:

 

  • Traditional Ayurvedic treatments – Abhyanga, Nasya, Netra Basti or Kati Basti, Udvartana, Shirodhara, Energy Body Balancing (Marma)
  • Therapeutic Massage – Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Warm Stone massage (house calls available)
  • Yoga instruction – a strength-based athletic style of vinyasa yoga based from the Ashtanga Yoga Method
  • Educational Workshops

 

By integrating her training in Western ideologies with Eastern philosophies, she offers a balanced approach to her clients delivered with the highest standards of excellence in the profession. She offers appointments in her Somerville, MA office or as local house-calls.  She is a brown-belt in Tae Kwon Do and her hobbies include salsa dancing, photography, and vegetarian cooking.

Kris Quinones, BA, LMT, RYT
KQBodywork.com

 

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