When Christine Lindner first came up with the concept of Full Cycle Massage, she hadn’t even begun her first day at the Florida School of Massage. She left her Corporate Communications job to follow her dream of creating a space that would empower women to love their bodies through every stage of life.
During school her interests were broadened. She gained a fascination with the body and the power of touch. While the foundation of her dream was still women’s health, she now wanted to work with all people through every stage of life.
Fast forward to today and Christine continues following her dream. She is providing nurturing massage for clients in all walks of life while pursuing additional training in fertility and women’s health. Her favorite part of what she does is listening to her client’s needs and building the perfect massage every time they enter her therapy room.
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. So I made some dietary changes and saw positive results.
When it came time to start a family, things got even harder. 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 realized the amazing wonder that is the female body- how every symptom was a sign of health or a signal for help. I narrowed my problems to three possible health issues and poured my energy into "fixing" myself.
Part of my strategy was stress relief and self-care. That is when I discovered abdominal massage for fertility. 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. My experience at school continued my journey of self-love. It opened my mind to the concept that all people benefit from learning to love themselves.
From this journey, Full Cycle Massage was born.