From a young age, Chris had an innate desire to be of service to others. Having done so in various capacities throughout his life, Chris is delighted to now serve others utilizing the manual therapy education he obtained through the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork. He entered the world of Bodywork therapy through his journey with physical and emotional pain, limited range of motion, and curiosity for self-healing with guidance. Some of Chris’s pain has been brought on by multiple card accidents – he was never at fault and he is a great driver ;). As well as years of poor posture and unknowingly miss-using his body. Chris’ ongoing journey within the Bodywork therapy world is allowing him to discover the wide range of possibilities within the mind-body connection and he cannot wait to share that experience with YOU as his client. ¨I am thrilled to help you navigate and understand your pain because you say so.¨
Understanding where, why, and what pain is rooted in as well as how he can help heal and educate others has become one of Chris’ missions. NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports, ‘Mind-body therapies are among the most widely recommended and used form of complementary and alternative medicine. Nursing has long championed these interventions, citing the healing potential of the mind on physiological systems. Professional beliefs about the inherent holism of the human being are now supported by advances in science; there is basic bench research that now suggests an observable connection between protein expression and stress, mood and hormones as well as the information transduction between the limbic, autonomic, endocrine, immune and neuropeptide systems.1-2 Recent research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning also provide insight about how mind-body therapies work (the mechanism of action) as well as the linkages between brain activity, intervention and physiological/behavioral/emotional changes.’ Mind-body medicine: An overview. Available at: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam/mind-body/mindbody.htm.
Chris believes, ¨It is vital to include the mind in one’s healing process¨ He focuses on helping each client establish intentional connections between their mind and body. Utilizing manual therapy he guides each client through their healing while educating them. Are you curious to learn what a mind-body connection can do for you? Schedule a session with Chris today. Here’s to meeting you soon. – Chris