Elizabeth Kriz

Liz-Kriz_resizedLMBT NC#12941 & SC#8587, Certified Thai Massage Practitioner, RYT 500
After years of corporate work, teaching special education, running a FX and retail business, I finally listened to a deep longing… I perused an education in yoga. I had been practicing on & off since college (that would be in the 90’s…).

In 2008, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200. I taught weekly yoga classes at my local community center & surrounding yoga centers. I finished an Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training at the 500 hour level in 2012 with Rolf Gates. I am now an RYT 500 and an Experienced Yoga Teacher as I have taught over 1200 hours of classes and workshops. During this time I became attuned to Reiki healing energy and under the guidance of my mentor Judy Harrington, I was attuned to Usui Reiki Master Level in 2010. Becoming fascinated by how the body moves and works seemed a natural result of my yoga practice and teaching, so after much thought and life changing directions, I decided to attend NC Massage School in Cornelius and graduated in March 2013 from their 650 hour program which included a Certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. I began working immediately as a full time massage therapist upon receiving my North and South Carolina License.

In 2014, I turned my focus to Thai Massage. I choose the Thai Institute in Arlington, VA for Foot Reflexology, Beginning and Intermediate Thai Massage because of their strong traditional lineage and teaching style. I have returned for Internships and have more than 150 hours of Thai Massage training and I hope to travel to their school in Chiang Mai, Thailand next year! Thai massage is more than a fusion of yoga and bodywork. It is a unique and wonderful part of a whole Thai wellness and medicinal healing system.

Benefits of Services: 

  • Reduce and relieve stress and anxiety
  • Reduce neck and back pain
  • Reduce headaches
  • Clear and calm your mind
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increase muscle relaxation, flexibility
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Improves posture, balance and body alignment
  • Dissolves energy blockages
  • Helps relieve pain and stiffness

What do you love most about your work?
I believe that healing begins with the practice of relaxing and letting go. We must detox from our busy doing and rushing so our body’s innate wisdom for balance and healing to take place. Massage therapy plays a very important part in this process, along with other self care routines such as yoga, meditation and spending time in rejuvenating surroundings. I choose Thai Massage as my main modality because it incorporates all aspects of healing: from clearing energy blockages to releasing muscular tension and increasing joint mobility all while balancing energy to leave you feeling relaxed, clear and calmly energized.  My hope as a body-worker is to contribute to finding relaxation, peace and comfort in your body and spirit in a safe, caring environment.

Contact Information
Bldg. 2, Suite 235-B
(803) 230-5406


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