Our philosophy is founded on finding resistance and working to release it—sometimes that means a deep, bulldozer approach, and other times it’s a subtler touch to move tissue like blood, lymph, and improve nerve supply. Chrystina and Sean, co-owners and therapists, seek to help you to deepen your ability to listen to your body and give it what it needs. We use a broad tool box of techniques to support your health.
Hark House does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, or weight. Our practice is strictly non-sexual.
Each client arrives at my office with unique needs. Some clients are looking to treat a specific muscular or structural dysfunction or pain while others seek support for relaxation and better sleep. That’s where the art comes in—designing a treatment that helps clients with their individual goals.
Massage work requires good body mechanics, body awareness, and a keen ability to focus. In 2000, when I enrolled in massage school, I was building furniture, making sculpture and painting—all of which required and tested similar skills. Having received massage, I recognized the benefits and wanted to learn more. In many ways, it was a natural progression from the physical work and spiritual exploration I had already been doing.
I began my study at the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City, and completed my initial training in 2002 at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. I received additional training in CranioSacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute in Massachusetts and studied with Taoist teacher, Mantak Chia, in New York. The work I learned with Mantak Chia is a powerful form of abdominal massage that helps to align and vitalize the visceral organs, musculature and connective tissues of the abdomen.
In my role as a teacher, I aim to support knowledge of the human body especially as it pertains to the connection between mind, body, and spirit. In addition to the teaching I do as a therapist one-on-one, I have designed and led workshops for massage therapists and the public. My teaching experience includes hands-on technique, traditional Chinese medicine, chair massage, and deep tissue massage techniques.
I am licensed by the State of Maine and insured by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). To see more examples of my visual art work, please visit www.seanhasey.com.
I approach every massage with curiosity and invite that of my clients as well. What's going on in your body? What would you like to change? I first to listen carefully to the client's needs and experience and then develop a plan of action with that in mind. It's a collaborative and iterative process.
Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, I worked in corporate sustainability in a variety of roles, most notably working with global corporations on reducing climate risk in their supply chains. I've also worked on farms, in challenge course facilitation, food systems advocacy and more.
Primary Massage Training | 2016
Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine
Additional Bodywork Training
2011: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie in New York City
2017: Myofascial Meridians with Anatomy Trains, Walpole, ME
2018: Jaw pain and TMJ study with Joe Rodin, including intra-oral treatments
2018: Thai Massage with Krishna Peter Perry
2019: Cadaver lab workshop at Dartmouth University
2020-1: CranioSacral Therapy I & II - Upledger Institute
2021: NeuroVascular Release with Kier Schumaker, Anatomy Trains, Walpole, ME
Other yoga and Ayurvedic health, and Taoist meditation and movement training mixed in
When I’m not working, you’ll find me singing, sewing & making textiles, rock climbing, helping Sean with a renovation project, gardening, playing with our dog, or some combination thereof. I am licensed by the State of Maine and insured by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).