Chris used to work for The Metropolitan Police Service as an administrator, but after years of working in an office, the appeal slowly started to wear off, so Chris decided to study a subject which would send him down another career path. At the time he was not sure what to study, but after giving it much thought, he decided to go to college to study massage therapy.
Whilst working in the MPS, there was some scope for Chris to use his massage skills on an unpaid basis where he provided pre & post massage treatments for officers at the Metropolitan Police Athletic Association Sports Day at Hendon Police Training College and also at New Scotland Yard where he raised funds for The Breast Cancer Campaign charity at the time.
Eventually gaining a part-time job at his first spa, where he worked for four years, Chris felt there was room for improvement and thought to himself, when it comes to natural therapy, which people are the best. Well, his answer was the Chinese, so he decided to surf the net, where he found out about Tui Na medical massage therapy. This led him to find a good teacher in the UK who taught him Tui Na and then several months later, Chris moved to China to continue his studies at Zhejiang Provincial TCM hospital, where he gained a certificate, and whilst in China, fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams of studying Kung Fu, Tai Chi and learning more about the culture.
Upon returning to the UK Chris found it difficult to get a job (partly due to the sexism within this industry which exists strongly to this day), but after a year and a half, finally got part-time work in a Chinese spa and then a few months later, managed to secure a job at world-famous spa Bliss in Chelsea,where he started to fuse Tui Na into the Bliss treatments and received much praise on his uniqueness. This, of course, was the birth of Tui-Swe and even though it was not regarded as a Bliss Spa treatment, the majority of clients whom he treated, especially the ones with injuries, were amazed by the results and usually gave positive feedback to management, with even some leaving reviews on the internet.