About Me

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 their joint pain naturally. I'm passionate about supporting health from the ground up and inside out using food as medicine.

 

I attended Maryland University of Integrative Health to receive my Master of Science in Nutrition. Prior to that, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University.

 

I am certified by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and a Professional Member of the American Nutrition Association.

My Story

I am a proud wife and mama of two small boys, 2 and 4 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! 

Private Practice

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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