John Caruso, LMT/YTT
Back Pain & Leg Stiffness Specialist
I love empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the healing arts. So too often people of all kinds seek the next pill, the next machine, or the next gadget to remedy their aches and pains, only to waste lots of money and fall short on their search for even just a little relief. Surprisingly, there is a plethora of "health conscious" charlatans in this day and age who are eager to sell the next panacea for major profits by working off of peoples emotions and sicknesses.
A True holistic approach is an unfoldment and not a quick fix.
There is no dodging this conclusion.
We must go to the cause in order to change the effects. In my experience the cause 95% of the time is rooted in the mental and emotional aspect of the human design. My work focuses on the physiology & psychology of the patient in order to make physical changes that work and hopefully last.
I am always amazed how the body adjusts after my sessions with people. The body is NOT just a pile of bones, nerves, and soft tissue. It is ever alive with a mental and emotional component that must be addressed in order for it to be considered a holistic approach. My treatments are specifically tailored to the needs of each patient to make sure they receive the approach that works best for them. Time and again I have seen the incredible healing power of my treatments.
As a professional Massage Therapist, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. I am always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into my practice and believe that continued learning is important for any good Massage Therapist.
A Natural Approach to Healing
I have always had an affinity with health, muscles, and nutrition since a young age. Over the last 10 years I have surrounded myself with various teachers and educators in the health and wellness fields to expand my knowledge and experience. I am a proficient leader in a wide range of therapy techniques related to pain management and holistic medicine.
Qualifications & Experience
Cupping/ Gua Sha
People mostly use cupping to relieve conditions that cause pain. Some people say it also helps with chronic (ongoing) health issues.
Active Isolated Stretching
The purpose of this stretching method developed by Aaron Mattes is to elongate muscle safely. When the muscles goes through a series of micro-stretches, it is gently but firmly lengthened to reduce pain and increase range of motion.
Graston therapy also stimulates collagen regrowth and redistribution of collagen fibers in the correct pattern. This optimizes range of motion, flexibility, and muscle recruitment.
Increase range of motion and improves circulation. One of the more common therapies in massage, Sports Massage increases the activity of the Parasympathetic Nervous System, causing quicker recovery in cases of pain.
Trained in Hatha Yoga and BKS Iyengar alignment principles, I received my degree in Marin County California and have been practcing Yoga since my early teens.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Massage specifically targets Sen or energy channels (conduits) believed to operate in one’s body.
Using a sequence of traditional techniques, I apply acupressure using my palm, thumb, forearm, elbows, knees, feet, with yoga-like stretches for a therapeutic cleansing and expansion.