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Destin Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Staff at Payne Chiropractic Wellness Center

Claudia Phillips, LMT

Claudia, Massage Therapist

Claudia, Massage Therapist

Claudia is a graduate of both Emerald Coast Massage School and Pensacola Junior College. She is currently continuing her education through the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Health Sciences. Claudia has obtained certificates in Sports Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT), Active Resistant Therapy (ART), Orthopedic Massage Therapy, and Deep Tissue.

Before joining Payne Chiropractic Wellness Center, Claudia taught at the Source Institute in Fort Walton Beach. In her spare time Claudia volunteers her therapeutic services to several race across the panhandle, including Iron Man Panama City, Seaside Half Marathon, Payne Chiropractic 5k, Hog’s Breath 5k, and several other local events. Claudia is passionate about her patients well-being, over all health, and optimal performance. She strives to balance your muscles for optimal performance, health, and well-being in everyday life.

Casey Checchio, LMT

Casey, Massage Therapist

Casey, Massage Therapist

Casey Checchio graduate in 2008 from Apollo College in Spokane, WA. Case is ABMP certified and specializes in deep tissue massage. Casey also practices chair massage, pregnancy massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, myofasical release and hot and cold therapy. Before joining Payne Chiropractic, Casey was employed by Sacred Heart, Champion Chiropractic, and Eglin Air Force Base.

Erin Bernier, LMT

Erin, Massage Therapist

Erin, Massage Therapist

Erin attended Soothing Arts School of Massage. Erin has also complete a Bachelors in Health Sciences for the University of Central Florida. Erin grew up in the area and is currently working on her Masters in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation through California University of PA. Erin’s goal is to create a collective approach to health and wellness through the use of massage and exercise science.

Chris Gaines, LMT


Chris, Massage Therapist

Book a massage with me and let me introduce you my unique style known as Compassionate Deep Tissue and Triggerpoint Therapy. I focus on addressing soft tissue injury and triggerpoints in a slow ethodic fashion that proves to be less painful than traditional deep tissue and triggerpoint work. By approaching treatment in this manner, clients gain healthier soft tissues and relief from the mental and emotional stress of being in pain. Compassionate Deep Tissue and Triggerpoint Therapy is designed to be therapeutic on all levels.

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