Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

  • Spinal and extremity manipulation
  • Kinesio taping
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques
  • Cold laser

Dr. Chris Lockwood, DC

Dr. Chris Lockwood’s journey into chiropractic care was deeply influenced by a pivotal high school sports injury that left his body in dire need of healing and realignment. As a dedicated athlete, the profound impact chiropractic care had on his recovery, allowing him to return to the field and pursue his passion for sports, ignited his passion for this field.

Since 2006, he has channeled his personal experience into becoming a devoted and empathetic chiropractor. Outside of his professional life, Dr. Lockwood cherishes spending time with his family, engaging in activities such as hiking, biking, and embarking on adventures. His love for sports, particularly baseball, is evident as he enjoys watching games with his dad and shares the joy of sports with his daughters and wife.

These experiences not only define his personal life but also greatly inform his approach as a chiropractor, understanding the significance of movement and the body’s optimal function.

  • Spinal and extremity manipulation
  • Kinesio taping
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques

Dr. Marissa Jeffers, DC, MS

Dr. Marissa Jeffers is a true PNW girl at heart. It was her love of the outdoors and athletics that led her into a career as a chiropractor.

Dr. Jeffers was a 4-year starting first baseman at the University of Puget Sound, and during this time she developed an interest in injury rehab. This led her to pursue not only a degree in chiropractic, but also a Masters in Sports Medicine from the University of Western States. Dr. Jeffers loves working with athletes of all skill levels and ages. She says that “it is an amazing feeling to have an impact on a person’s health and wellness.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Jeffers loves spending time with her family and two cats. She also enjoys snowshoeing, paddle boarding, trying new recipes, and discovering new places.

Our Massage Therapists

Charisma Bystrom, LMT

Charisma has been a massage therapist in Whatcom county for over 17 years. Her passion for healing and working with people is a big part of who she is. She loves working with people from every walk of life. She has training in working with Pre-natal, senior massage and also loves helping people that have been in car accidents and other health stressors with deep tissue massage and general stress relief in the body. When she is not at work, you will find her on her hobby farm tending to her animals or in the garden, she also has a big passion for cooking. She has three cats and two dogs, 20 plus chickens, cows, and ducks. One of her happy places is being out in nature with her kids exploring and adventuring.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Injury Treatment Massage
  • Senior Massage
  • Pre/Post Natal Massage

David Larpenteur, LMT

David is a deep tissue, injury treatment and sports massage specialist who has been practicing for over 10 years. With additional training in cupping, IASTM and certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) David can add modalities and give exercise recommendations to help improve the treatment. As a competitive athlete himself, he especially enjoys helping active individuals return to their full potential and good health. In David’s free time, he enjoys doing yoga, paddle boarding, swimming, biking, running and walking his dog Dezy.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Injury Treatment Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Athlete Recovery Massage Therapy

Piyada Kuankitpaisan, LMT

Piyada is interested in helping people reach their healing goals, listen to clients’ needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience whether relaxation or healing for each client to live a healthier and happier life. Piyada graduated from Chetawan Massage For Health in Bangkok (Traditional Thai Massage), and Whatcom Community College's Massage Therapist Program in 2021. In her free time, Piyada likes to explore the new places to see different cultures, hanging out with her dog Kimchi, and hiking in nature.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Swedish techniques
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy

Haley Rollins, LMT

Haley aims to provide compassionate care and an informed, healing touch to help each individual reach their personal health and wellness goals. With extensive training in Swedish massage, myofascial release and neuromuscular techniques, along with hot and cold stone, cupping, and prenatal work, Haley will listen to both your body and your voice and use caring, informed touch to help guide your body in its healing process. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Haley spends much of her free time running, hiking, biking, kayaking and anything else that can get her outside!

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Swedish techniques
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy

Lauren Schneider, LMT

Lauren Schneider is a seasoned Licensed Massage Therapist with nearly two decades of hands-on experience. She is able to help with a multitude of ailments and conditions in a neutral yet client-empowering angle of approach. By establishing trust, listening to the client’s inner healer, using positional release, dialogue and imagery, and tissue manipulation, Lauren helps the body and mind unwind, process, and reprogram any dysfunction or trauma at the nervous system level to achieve the most effective, long-lasting, and residual results. Her style is compassionate, gentle, and yet very deep, both physically and energetically. On a personal level, Lauren is a God-fearing woman and lover of people, plants, animals, music, and the outdoors. She has two grown children, two cats, two geckos, a fish, and close to fifty plants! Her current endeavor is to become a certified Life/Health Coach by the end of this year and take another course in Craniosacral Therapy, “The Brain Speaks.” Her passion is apparent in her enthusiasm for learning new things and applying them to help others heal and grow.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Craniosacral
  • Prenatal
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish techniques