I have been physically active with hiking, cycling, and other pursuits throughout my life and I’ve learned so much about the body’s personal aches and pains through living life well! I suffered a back injury from improper lifting at the gym and the extensive physical rehabilitation of massage therapy and chiropractic began to teach me much about how the body heals itself. It took a long time for me to realize that if I had been more personally engaged in that healing process, rather than simply having practitioners do the work for me, my recovery would have been speedier. Most importantly, it taught me about how tissue responds to treatment, how pain is experienced and how injury relapses occur. This together with my education led me to my career as a Manual Osteopath and Massage Therapist. Understanding the body is a two-way process that improves over time.
My philosophy to optimal wellbeing is:
- Client engagement
- Lifelong learning
Chris’s lifetime learning includes:
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology minor 1996
- Massage Therapy 2017
- Advance Orthopedic Massage of the Lumbar/SI joint 2017
- Dynamic Cupping 2017
- Manual Osteopath 2017
- Kinetic Massage of the Neck 2018
- Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy I 2018
- Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy II 2018
- Upledger Institute SomatoEmotional Release I 2019
- DO. (ES) 2020
When Chris is away from the Studio you’ll find him building memories with his children and wife Donna. Chris has taken an active role in bordering and training service dogs. Chris is on track to complete his Doctorate in Osteopathy in 2020.