About UsBrian & Christina Hagan
We graduated together from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2004 and have since worked in the Rehabilitative Massage and wellness Education field.
We are in our mid 40’s and 50’s and (now) take self care and natural health seriously so that we can continue to do the things we love to do, like hike, garden, bike, travel and of course, play with our 8 year old daughter!
It wasn’t always that way. This is Brian’s story which lead us to create these Foam Rolling and Self Care Trainings for you.
”My body was hurting. ALL OVER. I didn’t want to see another client because I was in such pain.
My muscles were so tight and sore I felt like I was 110 years old.
I was seeing clients and massaging their tight muscles while mine were in just as much pain, if not more. Honestly, I was in so much pain that I had to quit. I closed my thriving massage practice that I had since 2004.
That is when I decided I needed to take self care seriously and I started to foam roll regularly at home. Every morning and every night I would work my muscles with my roller.
What I realized was that the way I was using my roller was pretty limited. I couldn’t get deep into my muscles like the way I wanted to.
That is when I started to use my experience from 10 years in the sports massage field to make the foam roller do what a Rehabilitative Massage Therapist would do. During this time I developed the techniques to effectively get the foam roller deeper into my muscles and with consistent foam rolling my muscles felt better.
* I was not in constant pain.
* I had regained my flexibility.
* I was ready to get back to doing what I loved doing.
I was ready to open my practice again, and I did!
This time, I taught my sports massage clients the foam rolling techniques that I had developed and you know what, it helped them tremendously! They were able to continue doing what they loved, which was their sport.
In time I knew I had to share these techniques with others, so Christina and I worked together to develop The Ultimate Foam Rolling Blueprint.
When we moved to North Carolina Brian started the massage program at Raleigh Orthopedic’s Sports program, where he worked from 2006 – 20012. Brian was the official massage therapist for the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Team between 2007-2013. He has worked with the NC State Athletics Department from 2006 – present. He currently sees many professional and semi-professional athletes at his office, HealthySteps for Sports and NeuroMuscular Massage.
Christina is a Fully Certified C.A.R.E. Instructor and has been teaching nationally since 2006. She is trained in Lymph Drainage by The Chikly Health Institute and The Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She provides Manual Lymph Drainage to athletes, post-surgery clients and clients with compromised lymph systems at their office, HealthySteps.