I'm Chrissy Hayden, a functional nutritionist, licensed massage therapist, and founder of The Freedom From Pain Protocol, my evidence-based program to help clients reduce joint pain, achieve digestive wellness, and regain their energy - naturally!
I attended Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland to receive my Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Prior to that, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
I am certified by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and a Professional Member of the American Nutrition Association.
I am a proud wife and mama of two small boys, 3 and 6 years old! My husband, Keith, has a graduate degree in nutrition, as well. We nourish our bodies with a nutrient-dense diet, but have the occasional brownie (we're human, too!).
While I don’t suffer from joint pain, I was brought into this profession with my own health challenges -- autoimmune thyroid disease and gut health issues, which share the same root cause of most inflammatory conditions.
It was really not until I entered the alternative health field and left a crazy stressful job in public relations that I began to heal my own body. And that journey continues!
I am the owner of The Art of Health, an integrative wellness center in Arlington, Virginia, that focuses on pain and stress relief using massage, nutrition, and yoga therapy. I founded this practice in 2008 and often joke that it's my first born child!
I work with clients in all corners of the country, but this is where I conduct in-person appointments and perform my first love, neuromuscular therapy.
I get to work along side an amazingly talented team. If you're local, come see us!
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