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Introducing Chad Luarca, Registered Massage Therapist!
Chad began his journey in the Health and Wellness field as a personal trainer. During this time he had the privilege to be treated by many RMT’s and was able to personally see the positive impact that they were able to make on his life – ‘ they really made me feel better!’. Over time, Chad became excited about the potential of blending his years of experience as a Personal Trainer with a career as an RMT and ultimately decided to bet on himself and take the plunge into school in pursuit of a career as an RMT. Chad graduated in 2022 and has never looked back. It’s no wonder that his favourite quote is:
“If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.”- Kobe Bryant
Chad’s treatment philosophy focuses on finding the root cause of a patient’s pain or discomfort. He believes that there is often something(s) in an individual lifestyle that triggers their symptoms. These things can be big or, at times, seemingly small, but regardless it is often the ‘Golden Nugget’ to achieve the best treatment outcomes. Seeing his clients come back and report that they feel so much better or are now able to do ‘that thing’ without pain, is what fuels his passion as an RMT.
What to expect in your treatment with Chad?
Chad understands that every client is different and prioritizes taking the time to listen and understand each person’s individual needs. He sees the importance of a thorough, and efficient assessment to work with you to put together the best possible treatment plan. Chad’s treatment style is a blend of relaxation, Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy techniques, as well as strengthening and stretching. He believes in the importance of providing you with the information you need, and encourages you to ask any and all questions that you may have.
If Chad could give everyone just ONE piece of wellness advice, it would be:
“Be patient and trust the process. Your body is an incredible machine and it will get better.”
A little more about Chad….
Chad has a love for the ocean and surfing. Although his all time favourite sport is basketball, he has also played volleyball and soccer. Outside of work, you will find Chad in his element with a bag of chips in hand watching the Golden State Warriors game!
We are thrilled to welcome you to the team, Chad!