Massage is simple, relaxing and rejuvenating.

Massage can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning, if employed early enough after suffering trauma or injury.

Book an Appointment With Chris Edgar


My massage practice is changing locations.
*Please note my new email/website addresses

Meet Chris Edgar

I believe that a therapist is not only a person skilled in the corrective treatment of diseases and disorders, but also a teacher. I educate my clients on how to create that post treatment feeling again at home or at work, and on ways to prevent re-occurrences of pain and dysfunction. That learning process varies greatly with each person, and I respect that everybody is on their own "path to health." However, I believe in prevention, and that you must take responsibility for your own well-being.

 


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Background Education & Knowledge

Education:

  • Level 1 Fascia Stretch Therapy (2016)
  • Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy (2012 - 2013)
    • Principles and Integration
    • Muscle Energy Tech., Myofascial Tech., Still Tech., Chapman Reflexes
    • Counterstrain, Facilitated Positional Release, Oscillatory Tech., Ligamentous Articular Strain
    • Cervical Region Parts 1 and 2
  • Shoulder Mobilizations (2012)
  • Canadian College of Osteopathy Basic Science Review (2012) (nutrition, assessment, pelvis, central and peripheral nervous system, digestive system, neurological testing, biomechanics, anatomy review)
  • Cranial One (Mark Snow RMT, DOMP, Grace Chan BSc, RMT, DOMP - 2011)
  • Diaphragm Release (Mark Powell BSc, osteopath - 2011)
  • MusculoSkeletal Health Care Profession (MSK) - Fascia: The Forgotten Tissue (2011)
    • Fascial Tonicity and Fascial Force Transmission (Robert Schleip PhD)
    • Aquatic Therapy (Dr. W.E. Kelsick BSc, DC)
    • Fascial Research (Thomas W. Finley MD, PhD)
    • Physiology of the Fascia (Antonio Stecco MD)
    • Fascial Involvement in Sports Related Pelvic Injuries (Mark Lindsay BSc, DC)
  • Myofascial Evaluation (Rob Hufgart RMT, DOMP - 2009)
  • Evaluation of the Pelvis (Rob Hufgart RMT, DOMP - 2009)
  • Facial Bone Connection (David Schoevalier RMT, Cert. Acupuncturist - 2009)
  • Pelvic Biomechanics (Blake Neibert RMT - 2009)
  • Esalen Deep Tissue Massage Workshop (Ardy Verhaegen RMT - 2006)
  • Advanced Myofascial Evaluation (Rob Hufgart RMT - 2005)
  • Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of the Pelvis (Rob Hufgart RMT - 2005)
  • Functional Exploration of the Body's Fascia (Canadian Academy of Osteopathic and Holistic Health Sciences, Patrick Coughlin PhD – 2004)
  • E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique) (2002)
  • Jenings Seminar Group Teaching Assistant (1997 - 1998)
  • Instructor Training of Myofascial Release (Lumbar, Fibromyalgia, Sports Injuries) (1998)
  • Functional Myofascial Release I, II, III: Advanced Techniques
  • Seminars by Barry Jenings BA, R.M.T. (1996)
  • University of Waterloo Varsity Physiotherapy Centre (1994 - 1998)
  • Introductory Cranial Sacral Therapy (Paul Psutka - Cr. Sac. Therapist) (1996)
  • Landmark Education (1998) "C.A.P. (Communication Access to Power)"
  • Landmark Education (1997) "Advanced"
  • Landmark Education (1995) "The Forum"
  • Violence Against Women: Prevention of Family Violence Seminar (1994)
  • Massage With Survivors of Abuse: International Conference On Exploitation By Health Professionals (1994)
  • Creating Clarity in Bodywork (1992)

Volunteering:

  • YMCA aerobics / aquafit instructor (1992 - 1996)
  • ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area) Volunteer Orientation Seminars (1995)
    • ACCKWA Buddy Training Seminars (1995)
    • Impact of HIV/AIDS on Children and Families (1997)
    • Complimentary Massage Treatments for ACCKWA's members and their annual AIDS Walk (1995-1997)
  • Silver Lake Mennonite Camp (complimentary massage treatment for the staff and volunteers Since 2009)
  • Soccer, Fastball, Basketball Coach NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Level 1 (2007 - 2012)

Activities and Interests:

  • FST (Fascia Stretch Therapy)
  • Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Out-tripping
  • R.E.S.T. (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)
  • Parenting!

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Chris specializes in Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). FST is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.

To learn more about FST check out these resources:

FST Emerging Science

Video: Pictures of FST

Video: Stretch Therapy for Women
Video: Charles Barkely – FST

Book an appointment

Please contact Chris directly:
Cell/Text: 519 579 6721
Email: massage@chrisedgarkw.ca

Christopher Edgar MyoFascialRelease/FST lev. 2
Bridgeport Family Chiropractic
52 Bridgeport Rd E
Waterloo, Ont. N2J 2J6

NOTICE - I will be moving from this location as of May 22nd to a new location:

92B McDougall Rd., Waterloo, Ont

Please note:

  • Parking AND clinic entrance is at the back of building
  • Please keep shoes on, the offices you see first are accounting offices and are not connected to the clinic 
  • Follow hallway to the right 
  • My clinic room is on the right side, close to the end of hallway 
  • Methods of payment are: cash, cheque or email transfer

Directions

NEW LOCATION (as of June 5)

92B McDougall Rd.
Waterloo (near Keats Way & University)