About the Therapist

As an RN with 34 years of experience and 17 years of experience as a NYS licensed massage therapist, my goal is to promote healing and improve the health of my patients (clients,guests).

Personally, I have resided in the Herkimer area for 37 years. Happily married, I also have three grown children and five grandchildren. Together with my husband, I also own and operate Bellinger Rose Bed & Breakfast. My passion in very recent years is running, having completed over 52 half marathons and 4 full marathons in 40 states in the past 6 years. My goal is to complete all fifty states within the next two years.

Briefly my nursing experience is as follows:

1981-1983: MVCC RN associate degree program.

1981-1983: Nurse Aid at Folts Home and MV General Hospital1983-1986- RN at Little Falls Hospital, Maternity and Medical Surgical units

1986-1990: RN at Faxton Hospital, Alcohol Detox and Medical Surgical units

1990-1995: RN Reviewer for Island Peer Review Organization, Medicaid Division

1995-2000: RN Quality Management Manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Utica

2000-Present: RN Private Practice, Christyl Touch Massage

I received my massage therapy training in 1999-2000 through the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, where I completed a 1000 hour New York State approved program, with NYS licensure in 2000. I continue to participate in continuing education programs in such areas as massage for Cancer Patients, and CranioSacral Therapy.

I first established Christyl Touch Massage in 2000 at my current location at 611 W. German St Herkimer. Simultaneously, I opened at the same location, Bellinger Rose Bed & Breakfast, where I was able to offer massage to both clients and guests.

Since 2000 I have been fortunate to treat many wonderful patients, as well as guests, according to their specific needs. Whether for relaxation or therapeutic treatment for a particular injury or condition, the results have been extremely positive.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your massage therapy needs and/or schedule an appointment. For more useful information about the world of massage please visit my webpage.

I look forward to continuing to serve the needs of the community.


Chris Frost, RN, LMT


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