Chris Thurston

Licensed Massage Therapist

Chris is a Licensed Massage Therapist who acquired his training through Pacific College of Health and Science in Chicago. He went to work in a variety of settings after obtaining his massage license including a retreat center in the Peruvian Amazon.

He has practiced in San Francisco and Oakland for a few years before traveling in Asia and studying Thai Massage at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He relocated to Los Angeles for a few years where he became a Massage Therapy Instructor at the National Holistic Institute.  He is a recent transplant to Portland where he continues to teach future massage students while actively working in the field.

His work involves blending elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Shiatsu, Myofascial Therapy, Acupressure, Craniosacral, and Reiki. He looks forward to studying Watsu (a form of shiatsu in water) and returning to Thailand to continue his training.