Kristin Jones is a fabulous Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) working at AltaVie Integrated Family Health since before it was AltaVie! She graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon and has been practicing since 2012. She spent her first few years as a massage therapist gaining a wide variety of experiences in an array of settings, from multidisciplinary clinics to yoga studios and heli-ski lodges. She brought her diverse experience to the Okanagan in March of 2015 and is excited to offer this great set of skills to the families of Kelowna. More recently, Kristin completed an extensive two-year training program in BioDynamic CranioSacral Therapy. She integrates her advanced training in craniosacral therapy (CST) into most of her treatments and focuses solely on craniosacral therapy in her treatments with children and infants.
Kristin understands that each person is in a unique place in their health journey and that they have each travelled their own road to get there. She enjoys learning about the different paths that people have taken and partnering with them to improve their experience. Kristin understands and respects the impact that physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects can have on your health and she customizes her care with this awareness.
To better understand your specific treatment needs, Kristin implements open communication, postural assessments, muscle testing, manual palpation, and any other special testing that may help create a complete picture of your health situation and the care that is best suited to it. She has training in a wide variety of massage techniques.
Her services include:
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Release
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Joint Mobilization
- Craniosacral Technique (CST)
- Pregnancy Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Pediatric Massage (CST only)
Kristin understands and respects the impact that physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects can have on your health and she customizes her care with this awareness.
Kristin has worked with a wide range of people with an even wider assortment of reasons for seeking massage care. She has a general massage practice, working with everything from relaxation to pain relief, but she especially enjoys helping people with:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Dizziness & Vertigo
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
- Nerve Impingements (a common cause of numbness/tingling/pain as in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Sciatica)
- Growing Pains & Other Pain Complaints in Children
- General Relaxation Support
Kristin’s overarching goal for care is to understand the why of your reason for seeking care. Is there an underlying cause embedded in your work? posture? previous or current injuries? stress? underlying pathology? or some combination of factors? Understanding the why leads to the where, what, and how of an effective treatment plan.
RMT Kristin Jones may be an important stepping stone and team member in your journey to better understanding and improving your holistic health. She wants to help you heal, recover, and feel rejuvenated! Give the office a call today to book your first appointment.
***Please Note: Kristin is an experienced practitioner who has a tone of experience working with infants and children with fabulous results. Because of the massive benefits that she sees in the families that she works with, Kristin has decided to focus all of her care for children 10-years-old and younger on CranioSacral Therapy (CST). If you are looking for more traditional massage techniques for your child, we can still help! Check out our other incredible Registered Massage Therapists, Hilary (who does traditional massage therapy with children) and Jen (who does both traditional massage and CST with children and infants).