Clinical Massage Therapy

Jul 14th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Clinical Massage Therapy

*The running clinic this weekend has been postponed to Saturday August 13th. More details to follow.*

We are happy to announce that we have added an astounding massage therapist to our team.  Natalie Baldwin will be offering massage hours on Tuesday and Fridays in the new and improved, Southie Green Zen Room.  This Tuesday the 19th, Natalie will be offering a one time discounted rate of $60 for a one hour massage.  To register click on the pre-Registration tab which can be found when scrolled over the Schedule tab, or you can just click here.  Registration is simple, it’s the same as class registration.  Scroll on the calendar to the date you wish to preregister for and then using the email you provided us when you first signed up and the password we sent you, login and register.  If you don’t have this information, let us know and we’ll send it your way. Please plan on paying cash or check for these massage sessions. We will not be accepting credit cards.

Here is some more info on the newest member of our team…

Natalie received her BA with an entrepreneur/mgt major. Always being a “hands on” sort of spirit, she decided to attend massage therapy school. She was not positive that this would be the path for her, though she knew she really enjoyed a naturalistic approach to healing and making people feel better.

Natalie attended massage therapy school, first , in San Diego, CA. After 8 months, Natalie missed the East coast and came back and finished at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA. She did the accelerated program with studies consisting of acupressure, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point work, and deep tissue. Her first event she did through school was the 2007 Boston marathon(the really cold and windy one). She really became interested in the deep work aspect of Massage, the honing in on specific tightness and releasing the pain(“knots”). Her first job out of school was at big spa in Providence, RI. while she enjoyed the spa atmosphere, she realized her skills were wasted on light touch. That’s when she made the move to Boston and has been working with a clinical approach to massage for 3 years. Her clientele consists of Cross-fitters, ultra-marathoners, tri-athletes, and everyday workers with repetitive use issues.

Some of her latest continuing education classes include Stretching techniques, deep tissue massage for problem areas, and Orthopedic assessment.

Natalie has always had a love for sports. Growing up in a household where her brother was on ice skates at two, and her dad working for a Professional Hockey team, it’s no wonder that she played field hockey. She also enjoys softball, golf and BOWLING!! Recently she has found herself entering into little races. Some of which she has completed was the 5k St. Paddy’s Day Somerville, a 5 miler in Jamaica Plains and the Harpoon 5 miler. She enjoys the challenge and gradually increasing mileage that she did her first half marathon last year.

When she is not working or enjoying the outdoors, she is taking in a Sox/Celtics game, or on the look out for upcoming concerts. Next, Natalie hopes to get training in Kiniesio Taping, pregnancy massage, and thai stretching.

Skill
Pistols

WOD
5 Rounds
400m Run
12 Burpee Lateral Jumps
12 Deadlifts (225,155)

Level 2 (185,105)
Level 1 (135,75)
ADV (275,185)

DISCUSSION 0 Comments

  1. Chris C 07/14/2011 at 3:08 pm

    Just reserved my session!

    Going to be out for the Sept portion of garage games. Damn Uncle Sam!

  2. Ali 07/14/2011 at 2:48 am

    Try this WOD! Did it tonight. Crazy one legged OHS!:

    Five rounds for time of:
    15 foot L-rope climb, 1 ascent
    5 Parallette handstand push-ups
    45 pound barbell One-legged overhead squat, 10 reps

    For the rope climb, begin seated on the ground. For the handstand push-ups, the ears should dip below hand level. For the one-legged squats, alternate legs.

  3. PapaC 07/14/2011 at 12:58 am

    AMAZING!!! I’m a regular of Natalie’s massages, and she’s done an amazing job with my limitations and helping me break through physical barriers. She is perfect for a crossfiter, and psyched to have her at Southie!

  4. Nathan 07/14/2011 at 12:40 am

    As a CrossFitter that has worked with Natalie regularly for about a year, I strongly recommend her from personal experience. I cannot even begin to describe how helpful working with Natalie has been for my recovery. Do yourself a favor and go see her.

  5. jaime 07/14/2011 at 12:10 am

    I have already had the opportunity to work with Natalie, and she is AMAZING! I have had hundreds of massages (I like them, ok?) and she tops the list. This is not a spa, relaxation type of massage, this girls knows the anatomy and what your body needs. With the beating our bodies sometimes take with Crossfit, I highly recommend seeing her to help keep your body mobile and tension free, especially if you have chronic issues with pain, inflexibility, etc. I’m making an appointment…NOW. 🙂