Tia McBride, LMT

Tia McBride, LMT

My name is Lettia ‘Tia' McBride and I'm happy to be a member of the Watershed Wellness team.

My career began in 2008 after being diagnosed with scoliosis and degenerative disc disease. In researching how to take care of this debilitating pain, I wondered if I could take care of and help others.

After completing Moscow School of Massage in Moscow, Idaho from 2008 to 2009, I opened my massage practice. I enjoyed working for myself, but felt I wasn't reaching enough people. I found my true passion while working for a busy chiropractic clinic in Pullman, Washington, as well as massaging athletes through the WSU athletic center. I worked primarily with people healing from injuries and the disfunction that can result from surgery and injury.

This medically focused massage led to classes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, scar treatment, and post-surgical care.

Inspired by childhood memories of my grandmother surviving breast cancer, I continued my studies in 2016 learning lymphatic drainage and scar tissue treatment for those recovering from mastectomy and breast augmentation. Watching her unable to lift her arm made a lasting impression on me and I'm proud to say that I have helped many women and transgender men improve their range of motion with my work.

After 12 years of chiropractic and clinical experience, seeing my patients walk out with more function and less pain than when they walked in still gives me immense satisfaction.

I make every effort to tailor each visit to that patient’s specific needs and goals. I truly enjoy using my skills, experience and my own medical journey to help the people of the North Coast.

Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, I have a fondness of the outdoors. When not in the clinic, you can find me out on my kayak, hiking or backpacking with my beloved dog, Tula, and enjoying all that The Pacific Northwest has to offer.