Chris’ motivation for becoming a massage therapist was to help people live richer, more fulfilling lives. In fact, she has been helping people for years, first as a social worker in Massachusetts and later in Minnesota where she worked with runaway and homeless teenagers and their families. Chris’ life was profoundly changed when she sought relief from the high stress of her own job and discovered massage therapy. She quickly realized how positive and enriching an experience massage was. This is how Chris found herself on the path to becoming a massage therapist herself, where she would be in a position to share the benefits of massage and help to improve the lives of many people.

Chris grew up in Westchester, New York and studied social work and psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her massage therapy training at the Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork and soon thereafter became a certified member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She has been a licensed and certified massage therapist since 1995.

In 2002, after Chris’ table clients consistently asked her to offer massages at their workplaces so she could share her talent with their staff, she decided to start Boston Chair Massage.  Over the years Chris has worked with business coaches to help her learn more about running a business and she studied Human Resource Management at Curry College.  Chris also received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credentials.