Hi! My name is Christina Aumann. I help people let go of stress and tension with soothing sensory experiences for deep relaxation.
I am an artist, a teacher, and a massage therapist. My life has included chronic pain, anxiety, and a few traumatic experiences. These have given me more compassion for what others are going through, and they have informed my desire to support others.
After participating in a chronic migraine study in in 2000, which included receiving a special type of massage therapy, I started my yoga practice. My original intention was to improve my posture and to manage stress. Over the last two decades, I’ve studied and practiced restorative yoga, chanting meditation, Thai yoga massage, and AcroYoga in depth. These have all brought many benefits, including more peace and calm.
In late 2016, I decided to elevate the ways in which I could help others’ health and wellbeing. I attended a month-long training in Laos called Thai Massage Circus. Back in California, I completed a 500 hour program to achieve my California Massage Therapist certification, including an emphasis in Myofascial Release (MFR). In 2020, after additional training, I became certified restorative hypnotherapist. During my trainings and practice in these methods, I have learned that listening and providing unconditional positive regard can be as beneficial as the massage or hypnotherapy itself.
Last year I made an art poster amplifying the words of Audrey Lorde, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” To me, this message is about encouraging myself and others, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented people to take time and action towards their mental and physical health, aspects which can easily be diminished by our society and culture.
It would be my honor and privilege to support you with a remote restorative hypnotherapy session, or with an in-person bodywork session.
Please contact me to schedule a free 20 minute phone call to see if we’d be a good fit.
Christina Aumann, CRH, CMT
Certified Restorative Hypnotherapist
California Certified Massage Therapist #76230