Kristin Ponzi is an Expert Myofascial Release Therapist, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Ohio since 2002.
After earning her degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio she worked in a corporate setting, but felt that her time and talents were better suited to a profession where she could connect with and help others. While still working full time, Kristin decided to pursue massage therapy because it had always been an interest of hers. She graduated with honors from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (formerly Massage Away Inc, School of Therapy), completed her licensure exam, and has been happily touching peoples’ lives ever since.
In 2009, after taking her first two Myofascial Release courses from John F. Barnes, PT, Kristin shifted her career to include that modality as a specialty. In continuing to take courses in Myofascial Release, she discovered that it was truly a missing link in hands on treatment.
She was inspired to learn more about how sound and vibration affect the body when she was introduced to sound meditation in 2019. This led her to becoming a Certified Sound Therapy Practitioner through the Vibrational Sound Association. Kristin now offers one-on-one VST and small group sound meditations as part of her bodywork practice.
Her goals, through myofascial release and vibrational sound therapy are to help people to return to their active, healthy lives, and to help them cultivate a deeper relationship with the essence of who they are!
Kristin lives in Westerville, Ohio with her husband, Joe, and their daughter.
Rick West is an Advnced Myofascial Release Practitioner. He has been an Occupational Therapy Assistant since 1997, and a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Ohio since 2002.
He first learned about the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach during his clinicals before his graduation from Zane State College (formerly Muskingum Area Technical College). A short time later Rick decided to obtain his Licensing in Massage Therapy as well, and he attended American Institute of Alternative Medicine (formerly Massage Away Inc, School of Therapy). However it wasn’t until 2012 that he took his first Myofascial Release course. Feeling strongly about the benefits of this work, Rick is committed to continuing to study and specialize in this type of therapy. He is married with two sons, and has a variety of other interests as well; from hunting, fishing, and woodworking to scuba diving. Rick can also be found in his garage restoring a ’69 Mustang in his free time.