Massage

We're happy to offer several modalities of massage therapy for our guests, athletes, and local residents. Massage rates and sign-up sheets are located in the basement of Cedar Lodge. Payment is collected by each therapist.

Kimberly Howell, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner & Licensed Massage Therapist

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Kimberly has been practicing massage full-time since 1994. Over the course of 1997-98, she trained extensively in Core Structural Integration, a deep-tissue modality that aims to release tension in the fascia and restore the musculature’s natural length and plasticity. She is trained in Trigger Point Therapy and Orthopedic Massage.

Kimberly has worked with clients ranging from children to octogenarians, from expectant mothers to elite athletes. In short, whether you are looking for an opportunity to have a relaxing massage that will put you to sleep or to have the fascia of your subscapularis muscle released from the surrounding tissues, she can accommodate you.

In 2012 Kimberly began a four year training program in the Feldenkrais Method. She trained in Baltimore, MD under Educational Director, and primary trainer, David Zemach-Bersin. David Zemach-Bersin is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students. He studied directly with him from 1973 until Dr. Feldenkrais’ death in 1984.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change. The Feldenkrais Method® uses structured movement lessons to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability. The method helps people with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension, and frees them from habitual patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. The Feldenkrais Method can be experienced in two ways; either by attending a group class called Awareness Through Movement or by having an individual lesson which is referred to as Functional Integration.

Sign-up for your Massage session or Functional Integration lesson in the basement of Cedar Lodge or email kimberlyh@craftsbury.com to schedule your appointment.

Erin Grimes, Massage Therapist

Erin has lived in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont all her life. In 2005, she received her certification in therapeutic, acupressure, and deep tissue massage from the Universal Institute of Healing Arts in Middlesex, Vermont. Erin began working as a massage therapist at the Golden Eagle Resort and the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, as well as running a private practice from home. Her style of massage focuses on athletes who wish to improve their body’s mobility and recovery time as well as clients who use their bodies to work hard and wish to loosen sore, tight muscles. She has worked with women at all stages of pregnancy, people who suffer from fibromyalgia, posture issues, muscle tightness, and chronic pains as well as clients who simply wish to relax.

In 2013, Erin received her Reiki I attunement and is currently studying Reiki II. She strongly believes in the power of touch, as it conveys warmth, serenity, and healing. She believes that Reiki, in combination with massage is a wonderful way to address both physical and emotional stress.

Chris Keglor, Massage Therapist

Chris first started his fitness and body awareness career in 1991 in the United States Navy by becoming a command fitness coordinator for the Joint Intelligence Center Hawaii and then Naval Station San Diego. His military Physical Readiness Training (PRT) instruction over the next 6 years was accompanied by 2 certifications through the American Colleges of Sports Medicine. In 2003 he dually enrolled in the Massage Therapy and the Sports Certification program at the Florida School of Massage. Upon completion of school in 2004, he became nationally certified as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) with a sports certification. Then he enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) program where he became certified as a Personal Enhancement Specialist (PES), then continued through NASM to receive a certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Additional programs and courses of study include Cervical Tension and Injury, Shoulder Evaluation and Treatment, Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method and many more that are curtailed for regaining proper muscular and neuromuscular function.

His massage career started in a medical facility in which he worked for 9 healthcare providers and a chiropractor. He has been the team massage therapist and physical fitness coach of a club swim team. While some of his clients have been college and professional athletes, he looks forward to working with anyone trying to improve their functional fitness. Contact Chris via email.