Kristina’s passion and desire for helping canines has shown through her dedication to them since 1997.  Over the course of her 23 years in the dog grooming profession (now retired), she researched other ways she could help dogs feel and move better.  Often times, when pet parents would drop off their dog for a day at the ‘spa’, pet owners would mention that the dog has arthritic legs, an old back injury or hip dysplasia.  Kristina recognized that relieving sore pets was where her future lay.

Kristina studied EcoSomatics for small animals at Upledger Institute and is a CranioSacral Therapy practitioner for canines.  Additionally, she is Board Certified in canine massage through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM).

She likes to incorporate the use of Young Living and AnimalEO essential oils every day at work and home.  One of her favorite techniques to apply on animals is the Raindrop Treatment (or AromaBoost for those who use AnimalEO).  She also enjoys offering virtual online canine massage and essential oil classes to pet parents, through her website

In her free time, Kristina enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, boating, watersports of any kind, cooking, and exercise. She really dives into clean living, anything natural or health related, holistic remedies, carnivore raw nutrition and chiropractic care for animals.  At home she has a Boston Terrier (age 13 and raw fed), and two cats ages 10 and 13 years.


Graduated Lewis University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education: 2005

Graduated Lewis University Master of Arts in School Counseling and Guidance: 2007

Usui System of Natural Healing Reiki Level 1 Practitioner: September 2011

Canine Massage Chicago Certified Canine Massage Therapist: October 2011

Upledger Institute EcoSomatics for Small Animals:  December 2019