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My Background

Chris Chaplin is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral therapist through the Upledger Institute, a certified massage practitioner through the California Massage Therapy Council and a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner.

Originally from South Africa, Chris moved from the corporate arena into doing what he loves most, which is supporting clients as they work towards being balanced in all aspects of their lives. Chris started this journey whilst still working in the corporate world by volunteering for Lifeline (South Africa) and the Crisis Center in Iowa City.

Chris undertook a spiritual journey to a magical part of the world in Teotihuacan, Mexico and soon started to co-lead further spiritual journeys there as well. In 2010, Chris took Reiki 1 and immediately started a Reiki practice. Later in the same year he took Reiki 2 and the following year he became a Reiki Master. Chris not only practices Reiki but teaches Reiki 1, 2   ​and the Master levels for both Usui and Karuna Reiki.

In 2012 Chris became a Certified Massage Practitioner after completing his studies. When it comes to massage, Chris prefers to give therapeutic massages as he believes that it helps relieve many physical ailments. He also does Swedish massages as well.

In 2014, Chris added CranioSacral Therapy to his tool box. In 2017, he gained his Techniques Certification and in 2019 he gained the Diplomate Certification from the Upledger Institute. He is an advanced level therapist who has taken CranioSacral 1 and 2, SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2, Advanced 1 and 2, Developing Deeper CranioSacral Presence, The Brain Speaks, and CST and Working with Chronic Depletion through the Upledger Institute.

Chris works as a primary and support therapist on a regular basis at the Comprehensive Therapy Program that the Upledger Institute offers at Integrative Intentions in Truth or Consequences New Mexico.  

Chris would like to facilitate your healing through Reiki, Massage and CranioSacral therapy, knowing that your inner wisdom is the one that will guide each and every session.

Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist

Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner

Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner

Certified Massage Practitioner 33769


My Approach

The basis for change comes from within each of us. I believe in listening with my hands, closely to what your body is trying to tell me and facilitating the session from there.


Listening neutrally in mind, thought and energy. Then using the least amount of influence to help you, the client and your inner wisdom to change and to reclaim your health and to empower you. Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to begin your healing journey. 

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