New registered massage therapist comes to Williams Lake

A registered massage therapist has recently re-located to Williams Lake.

A registered massage therapist has recently re-located to Williams Lake.

Chris Reese, who has more than 4,000 hours of training within the health-care profession, has started working at the local Chiropractic Associates Clinic on Fourth Avenue.

Reese, 27, graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2009, where he had the privilege of training at various outreaches: South Granville Senior Centre, Cerebral Palsy/Multiple Sclerosis/ Parkinson’s Centre, Friends for Life Centre, HIV/Aids/ Cancer Patients, and has treated patients from within several hospitals.

He has worked with the Dragon Boat festivals, the UBC Whitecaps soccer team, and the women’s Olympic softball team.

For the past five years, he has treated top medalists, as well as hundreds of professional triathlon athletes at the Oliver/Osoyoos Half Ironman and Penticton Ironman helping them achieve their peak performance both pre and post event.

Reese is also certified as a spa practitioner/body worker and has worked within spas in Whistler, Kelowna, Penticton, White Rock, and Surrey, where he trained in Shiatsu, reflexology, hot stone massage, Thai yoga, Ayurveda, and aromatherapy.

Having experienced the spa industry, he decided to advance his career by working with physiotherapists, chiropractors, and doctors, and took a short-term locum at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Surrey working with ICBC patients suffering from recent or chronic MVA injuries, such as whiplash, severe muscle spasms and chronic pain.

It was here that he realized this was his avenue, helping people with various degrees of conditions with his selective style of deep tissue/ sports massage therapy.

“Since I started this career, it gives me great pleasure to help people feel their best, and I have had many rewarding experiences in this health care profession,” Reese says. “I look forward to working and growing within the wonderful community of Williams Lake.”