Welcome to my website! I am Christine Vander Bloomen, owner and massage therapist at
GLRC. I have been practicing massage for 14 years. I can make a custom session just for
you. Sessions can include hot stones, hot towels, aromatherapy, your choice of music, and
your desired amount of pressure. I do not believe in 'no pain, no gain' massage. I work with
clients to teach them how their bodies, nervous system, and joints work and what they can
do at home to make them feel more better. I help clients with hip and low back pain, shoulder
and neck pain, headaches, foot pain, and general body aches. I also can deliver a blissful
relaxation massage including hot stones and hot towels. Sessions may include stretching
and positional releases, which are the exact opposite of a stretch.
I have been offering floating for almost five years. Floating, also known as floatation therapy,
sensory deprevation, or REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy). Whatever you
call it, it is all the same. Float effortlessly in our classic style float tanks. Our tanks are filled with super saturated Epsom salt water, 900 pounds of salt to 150 gallons of water which is kept to a temperature of about 94.5 degrees.
In my free time I enjoy camping with my family, hiking, bike riding, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family. I am a proponent of the ketogenic life style and have found it beneficial for weight loss and regaining ones health. To date I am down over 75 pound due to restricting carbohydrates.
My facility is located at 820 Washington Street in Manitowoc WI directly across from the county courthouse. There is a parking lot around the corner in the back of the building off of 9th street. I work by appointment only and will take appointments 7 days a week.