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Kristin Lash, LMT

Kristin is one of WHW's Master Therapists.

Specializing in deep, therapeutic massage with an emphasis on diaphragmatic breath, Kristin believes strongly in cultivating an initial sense of relaxation to bring forth intentional and effective release. Kristin became a Master Therapist at WHW in 2018 as her full and healthy practice thrives and is a model to other practitioners.

To her sessions, she also brings an athletic awareness as an avid runner who has worked through her own related injuries.

Coupled with an advanced certification in prenatal, labor support and postpartum massage and strain-counterstrain techniques, she specializes in hip/lower body release work and has worked with a diverse range of clients from professional and elite athletes to creatives and academics.

Kristin Lash is a graduate of Cortiva Institute and a licensed massage therapist, practicing in the Boston area since 2009. She holds advanced certifications in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year (prenatal, labor support, postpartum), Hospice Massage and is a Certified Reiki II practitioner; Kristin has also studied Yoga Therapy for Depression and Anxiety with Kate Graham, LMHC, C-IAYT.
Kristin specializes in deep, therapeutic massage, treating a wide range of clients including marathoners, cyclists, weekend warriors as well as those working through chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries, autoimmune conditions, and trauma. Her passion for running, outdoor sports and her personal yoga practice also informs her work.
Kristin strives to create a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for clients where relaxation is encouraged in order to foster release. Living in coastal areas, her work draws inspiration from the fluid, ever-changing yet constant nature of the ocean waters. She believes strongly in listening to the body and its patterns through intentional, mindful touch. Her technique  - much like a tide - combines slow yet rhythmic strokes, stretches, positional releases and holds that allow her to sink into the connective tissues, create length and space and also work through adhesions and tension at the deepest muscle layers.
When not spending time with the family at Water House Wellness, Kristin can often be found running through trails and marshes, reading, hiking, cooking, slurping oysters and hugging neighborhood dogs (as well as their owners).

"By touching a body, we touch every event it has experienced. For a few brief moments we hold all the client's stories in our hands. We witness someone's experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of the body without judgment, and the occasional listening ear. With these gestures we reach across the isolation of the human experience and hold another person's legend. In massage therapy, we show up and ask, in so many ways, what it is like to be another human being. In doing so, we build a bridge that may heal us both."

Tracy Walton, "The Health History of a Human Being," Massage Therapy Journal, Winter 1999