I go by the name of Chris and I am glad you’re taking the time to read about me. I started my practice here in Moscow, June 2017. I currently live in Potlatch and graduated from the high school there. I have 2 furry kitties, one is called Tiny and the other Seecoo (short for See-Cool). I also work at the Coeur D'Alene casino full time at the the gas station. I joined Hands for Heroes 2/11/2018 and my goal at the time is to provide 4 one-hour massage to veterans.
I am a licensed massage therapist in the State of Idaho and I provide professional massage services. I am a client centered practice and I will address your concerns the way you want, or to the best of my abilities. It is my goal to use massage therapy to help those who are suffering from chronic pain, soreness, and stress.
I went to school at the Coeur D'Alene massage school. I completed a 600-hour program. At the school I learned different modalities such as Swedish Massage, Marma Massage, Shiastu Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Body Treatments, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Russian Sports Massage, Western Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching/PNF, Lomi Lomi, Acupressure, and Pregnancy Massage. Outside of massage school I went on to study complementary alternative medicine through an online program at Everglades University. My goals at the time was to gain a deeper understanding on how alternative treatments could be used and their validity/effectiveness. I came out with a deeper understanding of how important research is, deeper understanding of cost of healthcare, and how important it is to understand your healthcare provider/alternative provider. I had attended an AMTA massage convention in 2017. What I learned from the convention was Structural Integration for functional movement. I want to gain deeper understanding of what pain is. and I have studied Dermo Neruo Modulating (DNM). DNM can simply be described as skin stretching to create change in nerve perception. To gain even more of an understanding of what skin stretching is. I studied Myofascial Release techniques from Walter Fritz PT. As a massage therapist I am passionate about learning more about the body and how massage can be used to help create change.
My business name and what it means to me
In memory of my grandmother who passed away in 2016. I gave my business a Lakota Sioux name. Owaste (pronounced Oh-wah-sh-tey) has 2 different meanings to feel good and good healing. I want to inspire change and I want my business to become a place of change. My grandmother was loving and inspiring person, who lived to be in her 70's with post-polio. She has inspired me to become a nurturing person. It is my hope that my work can bring about good feelings and good healing.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope to see you soon. Please call me, email me, or use the contact me tab if you have any more questions about my background.