Origin of Full Cycle Massage

When I first came up with the concept of Full Cycle Massage, I hadn’t even enrolled at the Florida School of Massage.  I left a cushy Corporate Communications job to follow my dream of creating a space that would empower women to love their bodies through every stage of life.

During school my interests broadened. I gained a fascination with the body and the power of touch. While the foundation of my dream is still women’s health, I became interested in working with variety of physical challenges.

Fast forward to today and I continue following my dream. Fresh out of school I traveled to North Carolina to become a Certified Arvigo® Practitioner.  Today you can find me in the treatment room or seeking additional training to broaden my tool box of knowledge.  


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Christine's Story

I’m sure you are wondering, “Why women’s health?” The answer is long, but I’ll keep it brief. From the age of 15, I struggled with irregularities in my menstrual cycle. Doctors told me that I was too young to worry and proceeded to put me on every type of birth control imaginable to help control my symptoms. With no relief and worsened symptoms, I reached my mid-twenties. I was fed up with feeling broken and having no control over my own health. I made some lifestyle changes and saw slight improvements.  

When it came time to start a family, things got more complicated. I tried acupuncture, nutritional plans, and supplements. I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility and became a master interpreter of the daily data my body provided.  I discovered the amazing barometer provided by the cycles of the female body. Every symptom was a sign of health or a signal for help. And my data illustrated that my body was screaming for help.

My recovery plan included stress relief and self-care. That is when I discovered abdominal massage. I was lucky enough to find an Arvigo® practitioner in Sarasota who served as my self-awareness Sherpa. For the first time in my life I was encouraged to fully embrace the softer side of myself. To love my body in spite of its imperfections. I started the massage protocol hoping to get the baby I desperately wanted but gained so much more.  

When my husband’s job moved us to Gainesville, I decided that it was time to act on my desire to empower other women.  The Florida School of Massage and Arvigo® training programs continued my journey of self-love. They opened my mind to the concept that all people benefit from learning to love themselves.  

From this journey, Full Cycle Massage was born.