Being able to have a relaxing massage will become a little easier as Pristine Massage moves to a new location and its owner, massage therapist Kristi Hennager, opens full-time.
Posted on 2/20/16
By Melissa Anderson
Hennager attended and earned her massage therapist license from the Salon Professional Academy in Fargo, graduating in February of 2014. Hennager then worked at All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center in Fargo.
Hennager has been operating Pristine Massage in Langdon part-time and decided to make the business full-time and move back to Langdon.
“I wanted to be closer to my friends and family,” Hennager said, “It’s a great community to be a part of.”
Hennager offers Swedish, sports, therapeutic, deep tissue, and pregnancy massages to her clients but does have a specialty as a result of its popularity with clients.
“Therapeutic is the most common massage I do,” Hennager stated.
Swedish massage is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize.
Deep tissue is a massage technique that uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain.
Along with her massage options Hennager also has add-on options to make the massage therapy session that much more beneficial to clients. Hennager provides the options of essential oils, paraffin wax, and will soon offer hot stone massage.
The paraffin wax is hot when applied and the warmth from the paraffin increases the blood supply to the area being treated by drawing moisture from the underlying layer of the skin. The moisture surfaces and mixes with the applied moisturizer. With the moisture unable to evaporate because of the paraffin layer, it is then infused back into the skin. This results in a deep penetrating heat and well-hydrated and nourished skin, allowing the heat to soothe muscles and joints.
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.
Pristine Massage, located at Hennager’s residence at 523 8th Avenue in Langdon, will be open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost for a session ranges from $40 for 30 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes, and $90 for 90 minutes. The additional cost for the add ons: paraffin one set is $10, two sets $15; essential oil from selection is $10, and when the hot stones are offered, they will be $10.
To schedule a massage with Kristi Hennager at Pristine Massage, please call or text her at 701-370-8437.