Chris graduated from Great Bay Community College’s Massage Program in 2019. As a licensed massage therapist, he feels fortunate to have connected with Body Mechanix Massage.
At one point, Chris was only able to speak in broad terms as to what he wanted to do – to work in an environment that supported clients beyond just the elements of relaxation. Now he understands, at a deeper level, that his passion is working with individuals to help them heal and reach their performance goals. Working at Body Mechanix Massage continues to bring those larger ideas into focus.
Chris’s background, personally and professionally, has shown him what the body and mind can do and has grown his interest in this field. A runner since high school, he has run the Boston Marathon and now mostly runs ultra marathons, a scene in which he’s seen what the human body can achieve. His degree in Occupational Therapy led him to facilitate two brain injury support groups in Vermont for several years, in which he saw the resiliency of the brain and mind to never stop healing. From those experiences, he believes in the body’s ability to bounce back and continually improve.
Chris is originally from Vermont, but went to high school at the International School of Bangkok where his parents taught. He came back to Vermont for college and then ventured to the seacoast. He has two sisters, a nephew, and two nieces who he enjoys spoiling.
He and his fiance, Jen, recently bought a house and have a super cute pup, Auggie. They love to be active and are currently in the midst of conquering all the 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. When he’s not working or hiking, Chris says “hi” to every dog he sees, stays active running, woodworking or using his lathe, and singing in the Community Chorus of South Berwick.
Chris’s Treatments + Rates:
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
30 minutes: $55
45 minutes: $70
60 minutes: $85
90 minutes: $115
120 minutes: $150
Massage therapy includes the use of Cupping, Kinesiology RockTape, and RockBlade therapy, which will be determined by your therapist as part of your treatment plan.
* In-home massage is available for an additional fee. We also offer massage parties. Please contact us for details. The host receives a free half-hour massage.
“I just wanted to share my great experiences at Body Mechanics Massage in Dover. I have to say that all the employees are very friendly and knowledgeable. I have been getting some incredible relief from my massage therapist Chris. He takes the time to listen and really cares about helping me with some tough issues that I have. He is wonderful at cupping and it’s one of the best new additions to my massage routine. Thanks to Chris I’m feeling a little bit better each week I go.” – Jill Murphy
“BTW, I want to let you know, especially Chris, that he did a great job for me two weeks ago. I was able to have my kayaking adventure the following weekend. If something like that happens again, I know where to go and who to ask for.” – Bill Stafford