My Journey

VortExnerg Flow

My name is Christopher Gonzales, Licensed Massage Therapist and Graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In addition to my massage practice, I am on staff at the Potomac Massage Training Institute, Washington DC.

Throughout my life, I have always been fascinated by the human body. It is truly a work of art in motion! I trained and participated in various sporting events including running and cycling for most of my adult life. As an accomplished marathoner, I learned the basic fundamentals of training and preparation for the physical endurance and challenges. A major focus for me as an athlete has been to ensure proper eating habits and good nutrition as well as learning to listen to my body. I also had to “re-learn” how to obtain proper rest and rejuvenation so that my body could heal from the strenuous training programs.

One day, while I was training and preparing for my first marathon, a trainer suggested that I consider introducing massage therapy into my regimen. At that point in my life, I had not considered massage and bodywork and simply had no interest. Little did I know that it was only a matter of time when my mind opened to the possibilities of how essential massage and bodywork would impact my overall success in obtaining, as well as exceeding, my personal goals and objectives.

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Vortex, (vor teks') - A spinning, swirling, spiral flow of fluid. A subtle flow of energy that resonates and strengthens our inner being.

MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEI am experienced in several bodywork modalities to include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Active Isolated Stretching, Chair Massage, and Sports Massage. I have several years experience working with clients and organizations in a multitude of settings to include professional sports, collegiate events, clinical settings, charity volunteer service, teaching and mentoring as well as work in my private practice. My true passion is Sports Massage! My partnerships have included work with the Marine Corps Marathon, Nation’s Triathlon, Best Buddies-DC, Washington Nationals Park Special Events, and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. In addition to these opportunities I was also selected as a Massage Therapist for the University of Maryland University Swim Team and DC United - Washington DC’s Professional Men’s Soccer Team.

I am available for group sponsored events, business incentive programs, outdoor events, and special occasions. Please contact me for more details and great ideas.

MY BELIEFIt is my belief that massage therapy and bodywork is incredibly important to the mind, body, and our spirit. The benefits of massage are endless including reduction of stress, managing pain and muscle soreness, elimination of potential injuries, and ultimately promoting overall good health. I strongly suggest to all of my clients the importance of maintaining a consistent schedule of massage and bodywork as a way to extend and achieve a higher quality of life.

My practice is a collection of my personal sports training experiences combined with my knowledge, bodywork training, and continuing education as a massage therapist.

my approachI offer a comprehensive and aggressive approach to massage and bodywork and enjoy working with athletes of all ages and levels. I really appreciate teaching others about massage and bodywork. When people have the necessary tools and knowledge, they are empowered to excel and perform at a much higher level! It is my ultimate goal to work with professional sports teams or organizations.

I am considered a “Washingtonian” and have resided in Washington DC since 1988. I share a home with my partner Dan and our dog CJ.