Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese
John graduated from Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, New York. He is well versed in many techniques of massage. He specializes in treating neck and lower back pain. He is very passionate about his work and willing and eager to learn everything about muscles, the anatomy and health related topics. He specializes in medical, prenatal, lomi lomi, myofascial release, neuromuscular technique, cranial-sacral therapy, reiki, reflexology and sports massage.
What drew you to massage therapy?
The reason I got into massage is that I took some time to assess what my strengths are and what I like to do. I knew i have very nice hands and I liked working with my hands, so I gave massage therapy a try and absolutely loved it. I enjoyed helping people with their issues. I also enjoyed how much I can learn about the human body just by putting my hands on their body.
What type of massage do you specialize in? Why would you choose this type of massage?
I have a few specialty massages that I do. My base technique is Neuromuscular Technique, I use it to assess people's conditions and to relieve more acute pain or problems. I do Myofascial Release which works on more soft tissue to help with more chronic pain/issues. My favorite technique to use is Crannial-Sacral Therapy, it is used to relax people and to put them in a deep rest mode before the massage. I also do Reflexology, Reiki, and sports massage.
How do your talents benefit your patients?
I feel like we as a society have such a bad approach to pain and pain management, we either take medication that doesn't solve the problem or we choose surgery which comes with a whole lot of complications. As a massage therapist I am able to use my hands and only my hands to feel what the body needs, and address the underlying issues that contribute to someones pain or chronic immobility. It is the most natural way for the body and there are no harmful side effects, only relief.
What is your favorite health tip you give your patients?
My favorite tip to give to my clients is for them to drink water, preferably alkalized water. The other tip I try to tell people is to be aware of your breathing and use the proper muscles to breathe.
What is your favorite hobby outside of work?
My hobbies include going to the beach, taking hikes, and learning about everything health related.
What would you tell a patient that is nervous about getting their first massage?
For first time clients, I would tell them we are very professional, we know how to touch the body and we work within their comfort level. Depending on what their goals are for the session we can adjust accordingly to their personal needs.