At Advanced Massage Therapy, my associates and I specialize in therapeutic massage and bodywork to reduce pain, relieve stress and improve performance and overall health. Our principal mission is to improve the quality of life for those who benefit from massage therapy, energy work, and meditation.
Through our practices, we bring healing, well-being, and wisdom to others. We see each as a unique and gifted human being.
Alone we can do so little, TOGETHER we can do SO MUCH
Christine A. Werley, L.M.T. | O.M.T. | Heal Your Life Workshop Leader®Certified Life Coach in happiness and healing.
Christine has been a leader in Massage Therapy and bodywork for nearly two decades. Christine possesses advanced skills in a wide range of massage modalities. She is highly intuitive and uses a mindful approach to bodywork. Christine begins each session with quiet meditation and allows the body to speak and guide each session.
Keeping-up the highest standards, she has studied with leaders in their fields and provides the very best care possible. Christine earned her degree in Advanced Therapies for Oncology Patients after an intensive study program in Boston, Ma. with Tracy Walton Ph.D. She also received her AIS training with the one-and-only, Aaron Mattes. In the last 16 years, she has mastered several specialties. Christine is an intuitive healer with a solid understanding of the human body.
Christine possesses a quality that is not something learned from any class. Christine has an amazing way of connecting with her clients on a very deep and meaningful level. She is fully present and has that knack of making others feel like they are the only person in the world while they are with her.
There are many paths to wellness and Christine offers a unique variety of services to help you along the way. She can provide guidance and positive support for your particular needs whether you are looking to improve overall wellness, or just searching for alternative and complementary healing support for a particular issue.
An initial consultation involves a review of your medical history, lifestyle, diet, stress relief mechanisms, and exercise habits as well as wellness goals. This allows her to create short and long-term holistic goals that are both manageable and achievable for you that may include holistic nutrition support, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, exercise plans, and other complimentary & alternative therapies.
Jared Schlotter, L.M.T.
Licensed Massage Therapist - Sports Therapist - Integrative Therapist - Reiki Master - Reflexologist.
Jared is a graduate of Pennsylvania Institute Of Massage Therapy and is trained in numerous massage modalities such as deep tissue, trigger point, orthopedic massage, pre and post natal, sports, hot stone, lymph massage, oncology, neuromuscular, and Reiki Master. Jared has been practicing massage therapy for seventeen years in the Lehigh Valley working in a variety of environments such as chiropractic offices, spas, and massage centers. In addition, he has also worked with the Parkettes gymnastics, professional cyclists, and has worked on the U.S. Open Wellness Team. His passion is working with individuals who want to overcome ongoing muscular pain and soreness in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Colleen Funari, L.M.T.
Licensed Massage Therapist - Sports Therapist -Touch Therapy - Lomi-Lomi-Reflexologist.
Colleen is a PA Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013 and graduate of Metro Academy. She channels her passion to massage from a background in dance and fitness instruction. Her strength and fluidity bring grace and purpose to each massage.
Colleen is certified in various modalities, including sports massage, deep tissue, swedish, prenatal, and traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, where she had the honor of learning from Hawaiian masters.
Her intention in every massage session is to deliver quality, integrity and exceptional client care. She believes that massage should be a time for healing as well as relaxation. Her warmth, compassion and unique exceptional client care is what keeps her clients returning.
Massage for stress reduction, pain relief.
John Fasolk, L.M.T.
Licenced Massage Therapist
Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Sports Therapy, Relaxation Therapy
As a graduate of the PA Institute of Massage and a former client of Advanced Massage Therapy, I have personally experienced the passionate care that this center provides. The opportunity to be part of the same team that helped me through my own healing process is truly an honor. I am excited to share my massage journey with you while also assisting you with yours. Someone once said... "Stay close to people who feel like sunshine"......Advanced Massage Therapy is my sunshine on even the darkest days. Come spend some time with us and I'm sure you will agree.
The body is an outstanding source of strength; the mind an incredible source of intelligence; the heart an uncommon source of might; and the soul a remarkable source of power.
Dayna Lee Elekes, L.M.T.
Licensed Massage Therapist
We have the ultimate way for you to leave stress behind and feel great – a therapeutic massage. We offer several kinds, including prenatal massage, Swedish massage, and deep tissue massage, in addition to many other services, including aromatherapy. We’d love to meet you and match you with the services that are right for you! Forget your busy day-to-day life and reconnect with yourself with a relaxing, stress-reducing massage. Escape and de-stress your tired, aching muscles while experiencing the endless benefits of a continuous massage regimen. Come to experience true relaxation at Advanced Massage Therapy! Let our staff introduce you to the best way to relieve stress and rejuvenate your mind and body – therapeutic massage! Our professional staff is here to consult, teach and help take care of your needs. You experience the luxury of being cared for by Licensed Massage Therapists while gaining great knowledge to better care for you.
Massage for stress reduction, pain relief.A Successful Team Beats With One Heart
As a leading provider of massage therapy, we take pride in offering the very best care. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients each and every day.
At Advanced Massage Therapy, we address a wide range of client needs and conditions through our comprehensive range of integrative therapies. Whether you are living with a neurological disorder, a chronic illness or injury or other day-to-day challenges, I encourage you to contact the Center today to learn how we can help you achieve your specific health and wellness goals.
A tranquil experience,
through caring hands.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish massage is the combination of techniques rolled into one session. During this therapy session, your therapist will work with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health.
The end result will relax all of the muscles in your body and to release any pain that tension may exist.
A Swedish massage is a perfect way for anyone who is overworked and stressed to relax their body and mind. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.
Neuromuscular therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle.
NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries due to these activities.
Deep Tissue Massage
With our Deep Tissue Massage therapy, clients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. We tailor your session to work on your specific goals and needs. We love showing our clients how just a few treatments can make an enormous difference to their health.
Trigger Point Therapy
An Ancient Science
Holistic medicine is a broad range of medical practices that are based on many years of tradition. With our Reflexology treatment, your body and mind will feel free and clear of all worries and stress that life places upon us. We are trained in a variety of holistic techniques that will surely help to heal you both mentally and physically.
Orthopedic Massage Therapy
Orthopedic Massage (OM) describes a comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, that involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. OM's focus is restoring function and structural balance throughout the body for both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. OM takes a multidisciplinary approach that looks to resolve the origin of the pain and dysfunction either from trauma-induced injuries or postural imbalances that exacerbate the pain through daily activities. Common orthopedic conditions can stem from sports injuries, postural imbalances due to poor work ergonomics, chronic pain and scar tissue from surgery or traumatic injury.
Proudly trained at Tracy Walton intensive course
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.
Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery
Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.
Lomilomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that devotees say it is extremely spiritual. But what is it and how does it work? Here are seven facts you might not know about this massage technique.
‘Lomilomi’ means rub or massage, but is also known as ‘loving hands’ because it’s meant to be a nurturing, healing practice done with love and good intentions.
It’s rooted in the ancient Hawaiian philosophy of Huna, which says that the mind, body and spirit are all connected, and so works on the whole person, not just the muscles.
Use your intuition
There’s no set format or sequence in Lomilomi; no two massages are the same, just as no two clients are the same. Instead, therapists work intuitively to meet the needs of each individual person.
Because Lomilomi was traditionally passed down within families on Hawaii, different strands have developed that use different techniques, but they all agree that you need to take a slow, meditative approach to put your client completely at ease.
(Not just) hands-on
To perform Lomilomi properly you need to use more than just your hands. Therapists use their forearms and elbows, and even their knees and feet. The technique is to work gently yet deeply with long, flowing under and full body strokes. These rhythmic movements often remind clients of gentle ocean waves washing over them.
Hawaiians traditionally believe that the flow of energy through the body is extremely important and that blockages can occur in both mind and muscle. Because Huna says everything is connected, if the mind is blocked by stress or you have muscle tension, it will affect the whole person.
With Lomilomi, your goal is to put clients into a deeply relaxed state so they can let go and any blockages can be released. It’s just as much about releasing a client’s mental anxiety and tension as it is about massaging their muscles.
The more the merrier
If you want to give your clients an amazing Lomilomi experience, consider working with another therapist. According to experts having four or more hands working together sends the client into an even greater state of relaxation, as the brain can’t focus on all the hands at the same time.
Therapists working alone often mimic this by massaging two different parts of the body at once, for example, one hand working on a shoulder and the other on the opposite hip.
Do a little dance
While channeling your good intentions and performing Lomilomi in a loving way, you also need to maintain your own energy. This is done through your movements – therapists perform a hula dance around the table as they work, which assists the energy flow in the room.
Therapists also usually start the session by saying a short ‘pule’, a blessing or prayer, to ask for healing to take place, and talk to clients about incorporating things like meditation or a change of diet into their routine.
Show some skin
Clients should be prepared to show a bit more skin during Lomilomi than in other massages. Because it focuses on the whole body, with multiple areas being worked on at once, clients generally lie directly on the table with only a small towel covering them. This makes it easier to perform underbody and full body strokes without interrupting the flow
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation
Massage can help encourage the body to lay fibers down in a more organized manner, keeping the tissue pliable as it is forming, which can reduce pull on the incision and the surrounding tissues. Massage can also help create space and alignment in surrounding muscle tissue, such as in the upper chest and shoulders, which may be very tight after surgery. Lymphatic drainage massage can aid in keeping lymph circulation flowing, which can help reduce swelling. We understand the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculoskeletal system.
Scar Tissue Release
There are multiple reasons to undergo scar tissue release therapy.
What are the benefits of therapeutic massage?
Most massage techniques are designed to promote pain relief, stress reduction, and improved movement in daily living.
Therapeutic massage has been shown to improve joint flexibility, relieve lower-back pain, and stimulate the release of endorphins. It can also be used to treat and prevent the following conditions:
Therapeutic massage manipulates the body’s soft tissue, so it also stimulates the flow of fluid in the lymphatic system, which can improve natural immunity. In addition, when received soon after surgery, therapeutic massage can help reduce post-surgery swelling or adhesions.
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR FIBROMYALGIA RELIEF
Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome with symptoms that include widespread pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, and trouble with mental tasks. Fibromyalgia sufferers often seek complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies for relief–as many as 90% according to recent research. One such CAM therapy that is widely used by fibromyalgia sufferers is massage therapy.
Fibromyalgia massage therapy is a generalized term for the kneading or rubbing of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to relieve the pain and/or tension caused by fibromyalgia. A fibromyalgia massage may range from deep pressure to light stroking depending on the needs of the person receiving the massage. The next section describes some of the many forms of fibromyalgia massage that, according to recent research, may be effective in relieving fibromyalgia symptoms.
The Benefits of Cupping
Cupping is defined as a vacuum of negative pressure applied with flexible silicone cups that bring circulation and remodel Myofascial tissue below the skin to generate physical change. The silicone cups are flexible and easy to apply and do not require heat or flame as compared to glass cupping to create a vacuum.
The cups can be applied to different areas of the body with a small application of oil to get a proper seal and the suction can easily be adjusted to the client’s comfort level. After sitting on the skin for a while, the cups can then be moved very slowly over the area of pain to create a “stretch” in the fascia and to focus circulation to that particular area, drawing out toxins and releasing stagnated blood. It can create circular marks called petechiae that may last up to a week. This is normal and should not be cause for concern.
How many times have you felt so tight that the massage therapist could stand on the table and it still would not feel deep enough? That is because the only way to truly affect the tissue on a deeper level is not with more pressure. It comes with working on the connective tissue that wraps around every organ, muscle, nerve and blood vessel – the fascia. As one continuous sheet that encapsulates every part in our body gets “tangled and tight”, it becomes like plastic wrap around a roll that gets bunched up. Cupping is one way to experience deep tissue massage more comfortably with greater benefits to the deeper layers. It literally unwinds the fascia, giving you more flexibility and less pain – which is the ultimate goal. Here are the top 5 reasons to add Cupping Massage to your regular massage treatment;
You will see better results in less time after only a few treatments, depending on the severity and length of time of the condition. Hydration, stretching and soaking in magnesium bath salts will help diminish any soreness or discoloration. Ask your massage therapist about adding this to your regular regimen and let us make our “mark” on your wellness.
Relaxation & Stress Relief Sessions:
Swedish, Healing Touch, Reiki, Prenatal
$70 - 60 minutes
$100 - 90 minutes
A session with Christine A. Werley, Owner|Therapist| Heal Your Life Leader|Wellness, Coach
$85 - 60 minutes
$120 - 90 minutes
Therapeutic Massage Therapy Sessions: Orthopedic, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial,
When the goal is to achieve structural changes within the body to improve symptoms.
$70 - 60 minutes
$100 - 90 minutes
Christine A. Werley, L.M.T. Heal Your Life Leader ® Wellness Coach
$95 - 60 minutes
Massage Therapy works best for physical and emotional needs when done on a regular basis. Treatment plans customized to each individual.
Massage Therapy Series of (8) 60-minute - $504 (reg $560)
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" You are the best massage I have had yet. I like your style and pressure. I would like for you to finish the US tour at Atlantic City and Madison Square Garden this weekend."
This method appeals to my taste. I was able to relax during my appointment and Christine saved all comments for after it was over. The full body massage made me feel as though my 64-year-old muscles are now reset. I feel like I am walking straighter and taller, and this gives me the motivation to keep it this way. She seems to be very confident which makes me confident in her abilities, as well. Highly recommended.
Awesome massage- one of the best ever. Very professional, focused on me enjoying the experience and addressed my area of stiffness right from the beginning. The hot stones and towel at the end were perfectly timed. And then a bowl of heated towels to clean off rubbing lotion. That was pleasantly unexpected. Christine even went beyond the hour. Can't wait to go back!
Jared was awesome, had THE BEST massage, would highly recommend to anyone.
Fabulous massage! Jared took the time to address the areas where I needed help and relief from pain. He was very professional and caring. The ambiance was very conducive to total relaxation. I feel great today! I would highly recommend this facility!
Jared is a very knowledgeable therapist who takes the time to ask you questions so he can get an understanding of your needs, wants, and goals so he can create a customized, and very personal session. He will help you feel remarkably better. Very highly recommended.
Jared was great! I wanted a relaxing, yet somewhat therapeutic massage, and Jared did both, very well. This was the best massage that I have had in quite sometime and I felt great when Jared was done. I set up another appointment with him before leaving. Thanks again Jare !!
I’ve given it a couple days to settle in, and it’s an undeniable truth. My 90 minute massage with Colleen F. at AMT was the best massage/overall experience, all time ever! Can barely wait to return. Proud massage recipient since 1969 LMT WATSU Practitioner
You Deserve This Time!!
Energy healing works with the energy fields around the body. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been a physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness. Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness