TCM Remedial Therapist
Diploma – Remedial Massage Therapy
Diploma – TCM Remedial Therapy
Certificate IV in Fitness
Certificate in Toyohari East Asian Needle Therapy
Certificate in Kinesiology, Touch for Health
Chris’s first work experience in health and wellbeing was as an employee in the mining industry. His primary roles included critical intervention, education and ongoing support for construction and mining personnel.
Through practicing martial arts Chris’s interest in Eastern philosophy was ignited. He completed training in Toyohari meridian therapy, a specific form of Japanese style acupuncture utilizing pulse and abdominal palpation as the main tools of diagnosis and treatment. One of his trainers was Ondol co-founder and practitioner, Kelly Seipel.
Chris’s passion for health and bodywork developed and led to further training, studying both Chinese remedial therapy (TCM remedial therapy) and Western remedial therapy. He soon became a lecturer and trainer in that field due to his high level of anatomical and structural knowledge.
Chris has been training and clinically supervising students in remedial therapies since 2014, parallel to his own regular clinical practice as a massage therapist. Constantly wanting to improve his skills he has undergone and completed several other massage qualifications. His most recent endeavour involves the study of myotherapy, a form of physical therapy which focuses on the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain, a strong interest for Chris.
Being physically very active, especially though his decade long training in Aikido and Ji Jitu, he also completed his personal trainer qualification in 2016 and has worked since then with other personal trainers, triathlon sporting teams and individual competitors in the capacity of a massage and meridian therapist.
Chris takes a holistic view on health that encourages active participation by the people he engages with. The importance of postural awareness, breath and mindful movement guides his work towards balance, stability and mobility.