Cristy began to study massage therapy in September 2003. She quickly realized that she had a deep passion for anatomy and kinesiology and graduated at the top of her class from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Victoria, BC, in December 2006. Cristys’ educational journey has gradually evolved into a life changing inquiry of the incredible human potential. Since 2003, Cristy Harper has been studying anatomy, physiology, kinetics, and the divine and intricate relationship that exists within our bodies. She has taken a rather specific interest in understanding the relationships between the muscles, bones, nerves, and fascia, and has continued to be mystified by the inter-relationships that exist.
Cristy has completed 2 Human Anatomy pro-sections where she participated in a human dissection anatomy review and was able to see firsthand the muscles and connective tissue that she works with on a daily basis. In January 2013, she joined Thomas Myers in Tempe Arizona for a 5 day full body dissection where she was be able to participate and explore the amazing human body. Cristy feels as though this was a remarkable and invaluable experience that she will never forget. This opportunity has given her a 3 dimensional visual of the neurological, musculo-skeletal, visceral, and myofascial systems that will further improve her ability to assess and treat the body.
Cristy Harper is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. In January 2011 Cristy decided to expand her knowledge and expertise in the study of myo-fascia and graduated from the Kinesis Myofascial Integration program in Seattle Washington. This certification and successful completion of the CBSI exam has given her the necessary credentials to practice as a board certified structural integrator both here in Canada as well as internationally. Cristy recently completed her advanced structural integration training with Thomas Myers in August 2014. She was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to study with Tom directly, and will continue to develop her skills whenever the opportunity presents itself. Her knowledge and passion for understanding the myofascial system is what lead her on this educational journey, and she looks forward to incorporating this cutting edge treatment alongside her regular massage therapy practice.
Aside from her personal educational pursuits, Cristy has a great deal of knowledge to share. In July 2014, Cristy Harper joined the faculty at Everest College in Barrie, and is currently teaching within the massage therapy diploma program. Some of Cristys’ passions include running, weight training, cycling, travelling, learning, playing with her adorable French bulldogs Rocky & Hugo, and most importantly, the amazing and exploratory journey in her profession that keeps her striving for a deeper understanding of human structure and function. She would like to thank you in advance for the opportunity to work with you, on her quest to conceptualize the human potential, and the dynamic relationship that exists with gravity.
“Collectively, I have spent over 3800 hours training, yet this is only the beginning of my educational endeavours. I look forward to the next 20 years of study and to the opportunities and experiences that will shape my clinical practice.”