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Your fascia is connective nerve tissue that runs throughout your entire body. It wraps around every muscle, tendon, ligamant, organ and nerve. It acts like a human bandaid that protects injured areas by tightening around them. Even stress in the body is perceived as an injury and therefore the fascia tightens up. In order to releas
Your fascia is connective nerve tissue that runs throughout your entire body. It wraps around every muscle, tendon, ligamant, organ and nerve. It acts like a human bandaid that protects injured areas by tightening around them. Even stress in the body is perceived as an injury and therefore the fascia tightens up. In order to release the fascial tissue, the patient needs to relax through deep breaths in order for the tissue to loosen enough so that the practitioner can gently pull the muscle "away" from the tight fascia, Once the fascia is released, it returns to its gel like state and helps the muscles move freely instead of hindering them and bringing the body back into balance.
I have worked with all kinds of injuries and have had great success in relieving pain. For example, I have worked on rotor cuff tears, knee replacements, hip replacements, sore backs, sciatica issues, stiff necks, degenerative back issues, plantar fasciitis. stress related issues, headaches, frozen shoulder, tight hip flexors, tennis elb
I have worked with all kinds of injuries and have had great success in relieving pain. For example, I have worked on rotor cuff tears, knee replacements, hip replacements, sore backs, sciatica issues, stiff necks, degenerative back issues, plantar fasciitis. stress related issues, headaches, frozen shoulder, tight hip flexors, tennis elbow, emotional issues, sleep issues and the list goes on and on. I see no bounds to how this therapy can help. I believe the issues lie in the tissues.
Whenever the body is brought back into balance and is functioning the way it was originally designed, pain can be relieved.
“I want to thank you Kristen for the wonderful work you did on my FROZEN SHOULDER! I was concerned I would have to learn to live with that pain. Instead in just a few short weeks I now have full movement .I am so grateful. Your knowledge of what you do is beyond words.
I received a very successful knee replacement a year ago. But as I increased my hiking I developed debilitating pain and stiffness with my other (good) leg. Exercises, stretching and PT failed to correct the problem and it significantly limited my activities. I sought help from Kristen Hustead. She proved to be very caring, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned and motivated to identify and fix the troubled area. In fact, it turned out that my issue is much less of a problem where the pain is over the IT band (lateral leg area) but more of a problem resultant from tightness on the opposite side of the knee. I am ecstatic to announce that after a few sessions with Kristen, I was able to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim in one day with NO difficulty from my leg. As important as her therapy sessions were her stretching tips and exercises. I am happy to recommend Kristen without reservation, she is the best! Robert Griego, MD
“I injured my leg on a trip to New York City. Nothing was broken or torn. Nothing to do but give it time to heal, I was told. After a month, I was still limping around. I saw a post on Facebook. I read about Kristen‘s work and my gut told me this is what i needed. I researched how fascias stretching works, and couldn’t wait to get started. From my very first session with Kristen my muscles and tissues responded. My leg pain was subsiding, but it was more than that. Every part of my body responded. Movement is easier. My energy is improved. I am so happy with the results! Between sessions with Kristen and the personalized home program, I am on my way to flexibility and ease of movement I thought l had lost. Thank you Kristen!!”
Tamis Thrasher Kushner
“Being one of those people that doesn’t do much in the way of exercise other than play tennis a couple of times a week, I recently discovered that I am no longer as flexible or limber as I used to be. Enter Kristen, who after disassembling a bunch of my limbs and joints, and putting them back together again, has managed to remedy the situation superbly.. I am now back to sprinting up steps two at a time, and have no back pain or discomfort while doing so. Kristen is very good at figuring out what areas need her skills, and does a great job of focusing on the problems. This fascia stretch therapy is highly recommend, especially for people like me who are not as motivated to go to the gym.”
“ I came to Kristen wanting to lose weight and get in shape. Over a few months, she helped me stay on track, kept me motivated with a different set of strength moves each time, and always listened to what my specific needs were. Kristen is a master of facia stretch. This was a game changer not only for my physical health but my emotional well-being.
Kristin is a delight to be with and is a constant source of light and inspiration!”
Founder of Real Talk
I have been steadily working with Kristen and have noticed after consistent work, that my body is actually changing. I am walking taller, back pain and stress gone, and have increased my flexibility 10-fold. Not bad for a 54 year old lazy man.
She is very intuitive as she does the work, not taking you to a place of pain or discomfort. Ever evolving her technique, she only becomes more skillful with each visit.
I have sent her all my friends to save, and I suggest everyone does the same. She’s amazing!
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Kristen was somebody that I was referred to by several people. I have had Reiki treatments before and knew what to expect from them. However, this sounded different than those. I was told that she knows things that wouldn't be known to anyone. She didn't ask me any questions about my ailments. Also, because I live in another state she would be doing her Reiki treatment over the phone through our energy exchange.
Kristen called me first to talk about her process. She said she would hang up and call me back in a half hour. I meditated while she performed the Reiki treatment. I could literally feel where on my body she was focused, it felt like she was in the room touching me. She called me back a half hour later to talk to me about what she felt and the reasons for them. She was spot on!!! She even said that I had a dark mass on my left breast. I had told her that it was actually my right side that I am having trouble with. But she insisted I go and get that checked out because she confirmed in another reiki session that she sees something on my left breast. Amazingly, she was right! I went and got a mammogram and I did have a tumor on my left breast. It was thankfully benign!
In addition, her Reiki helped me to know why I was having problems in the areas of my body that I had been struggling with. She let me know the emotional blocks that I needed to work on. I had several treatments with her and was able to overcome my physical and emotional ailments.
I am so grateful for her help and I highly recommend her!
Kristen is my wonderful and fantastic Reiki healer. These sessions
have transformed me and have accelerated my healing process in my
mind, spirit, and body. I have greater recognition and awareness of
what needs to be healed and where those hurts resides in my body. I
can feel these hurts bubble up and begin to be released in my sessions
with her. She gently takes me where I am at and leads me to allow and
accept the healing process. I have been through an awful lot in my
life and realize that now is the time for healing and I can't even
begin to say how much Kristen has helped me in this journey. As I
heal, I know these sessions will move me forward in my life to
connecting to my body, mind, and spirit, so that I can be my highest
self in my work, with my family, and in my life. Thank you, amazing
I had been a loyal and avid fan of Kristen’s fascia work, having been a client for years. One day we were chatting about Reiki and she had said that she was interested in Reiki Therapy and was considering pursuing it more.
Well….all I can say is she NAILED IT!
I have had such emotional and physical transformative sessions with her since she's been doing Reiki work on me, that I now have to decide between my tried and true Fascia work with her or Reiki.
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I came to work with Kristen for Fascial Stretching for Chronic low back pain and knee issues but what I received was so much more! Kristen is also a Reiki Master which is a spiritual healing, which she combined with the Fascial Stretch. My 1st treatment with Kristen left me feeling pain free for the first time in years and emotionally lighter & happier. I am continuing to do both Reiki & Fascial Stretch with Kristen weekly to increase my flexibility & strength throughout my body and to continue on my own spiritual journey and overall wellness. I highly recommend working with Kristen, her professionalism, her expertise in multiple areas and her kindness are worth every penny.
-Colleen T , Registered Nurse
My reiki experience with Kristen was truly transformative! I’ve never felt such a powerful connection between my mind, body, and spirit! Kristen’s gentle, compassionate, and loving energy made me feel safe and loved. I was able to release a lot of tension and emotion that I wasn’t even aware of— leaving me to feeling balanced and free. I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone who is looking for spiritual, emotional, or physical healing! She’s amazing and has a beautiful soul!
Looking back at my journey so far, there really have been so many great childhood memories, but for the most part I grew up in an alcoholic home with a lot of other dysfunctional issues that develop in that type of environment. Like many people, my childhood challenges made me strong and who I am today, but it wasn't an easy road. Through all the turmoil and stress, I believed at an early age that I "thought" I needed to be perfect and in control in order to not cause anymore chaos in my life and those around me. Fortunately, I found my faith in God around 15 years old and discovered that I was deeply loved and accepted despite my external circumstances. I also was able to connect to running and exercise as my sanctuary; a way to let all my negative energy out in order to feel calm and peaceful. By the grace of God, I was not only able to find personal hope but also my mom and step dad became sober when I was in high school and life took a more positive turn.
During my first few months in college I met a boy who captured my heart. Typical to most young romances, we broke up not too far into the relationship. Unfortunately, this was not an easy decision for me to accept since I already had trust issues with men from my childhood. When our relationship ended, it threw me into a spiral of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I felt for the first time in my life ‘out of control’; it was a pivotal time for me as I felt so lost and confused. I eventually relieved my sadness by signing up for a biathlon race with a friend I met on campus. During our training, we ran, biked and talked for hours upon hours which brought me back into a healthier state of mind both physically and emotionally. Once again, I discovered that movement, just being active, and my faith, were the keys to relieving my stress and helping me cope with the many disappointments in life.
Through running and a supportive community, I was feeling stronger and happier which helped me pull myself together and move on with my college studies. A few years later, I fell in love with an amazing, kind and funny man who happened to come from a solid family. I was so drawn to his joyful heart, peaceful spirit and to his loving family - around them I felt safe and secure. We got married young and started our family soon after. Many years later, my mom was diagnosed as bipolar, which made sense of her increasing erratic and unpredictable moods. After becoming sober earlier in life, she did have many happy, wonderful years but eventually her mood swings were getting worse as life’s stresses piled upon her. I wanted so desperately for my mom to be peaceful and content, but that proved to be a struggle for her. I had discovered in my life that I didn’t like people and circumstances that were out of control. I lived a very controlled personal life in order to control the things I couldn't control. Exercise is how I handled my stress, which makes sense now as to why I chose the career path I did.
The turning point in my life happened when we had a child who was born with severe sleep issues, anxiety, irritability and skin rashes. He was allergic to everything he ate and was constantly grumpy because he just didn’t feel good. We took him to doctor after doctor throughout the years to try to find a solution to his many ailments. Seeing my child suffer ignited a fire in my soul, solidifying to me that my life’s mission was to discover why people struggled physically and emotionally. I began to educate myself more and more on the benefits of exercise, food allergies, mood swings and toxic environments. This passion of education and discovery has lasted 21 years and still continues to this day! I believe my purpose in life is to help people feel well balanced and have inner peace through myofascial release, exercise, spiritual growth and lifestyle changes. I believe that health is an integrative approach; looking at the whole person to find solutions and answers.
I originally became a fascia stretch therapist as a way to help people heal from their physical injuries and stay active longer. However, what I am finding is that fascia stretch therapy is an effective method in releasing anxiety, depression, stress and sleep issues. I finally have a tool to use in conjunction with all my wellness knowledge that is both healing for the physical and emotional health of a person. Hence, this is where my business “Well Balanced” was born.
Come take a journey with me into your overall health because I believe that the “issues lie in the tissues” and that a strong physical and emotionally healthy body can lead to a well balanced life!