Massage Therapy & Body Work

Body Work

John uses different systems of body work combined or used individually, for the best therapeutic outcome or as the client’s preference.  


Chinese Massage

Tui Na or Chinese Massage is an ancient massage that is part of Chinese Medicine acupuncture, herbal medicine, and qigong. Tui Na is one of the oldest treatments known to man and has been used and developed by billions of people in the East for thousands of years. In China it is practiced as a medical massage for therapeutic benefits. It accelerates the regeneration and healing of injuries, improves blood and lymph circulation, detoxifies the system, alleviates pain, relaxes tight muscles, strengthens immunity and improves health and well-being.



Shiatsu is an oriental massage developed mostly in Japan in which fingers, palms, elbows and knees are used to apply pressure along the Chinese acupuncture meridians. Like acupuncture, and Tui Na shiatsu aims to stimulate and balances the body’s vital energy, known Ki or Qi in Chinese. Shiatsu is given on a futon, on the floor, or on a treatment couch with the client fully clothed.

Shiatsu can help a wide range of conditions, from specific injuries to more general symptoms of ill health. It can be a deeply relaxing experience and can help prevent the build up of stress in our lives. Like acupuncture, shiatsu aims to treat the root of the problem by balancing the body's flow of energy.


Connective tissue stretching

The Rossiter System is a powerful and effective method to treat many types of pain, it has elements of structural integration, shiatsu, and Rolfing, but a major difference is that the patent does all the work, they are in control.

You lie on a floor on a mat, fully clothed. The  foot is used to press and anchor your tissue in place while you move in a precise way and apply strong stretches to  your body,  you are in control of the session.

The root cause is usually found in the connective tissue, the stretchy and broad fascial coverings which connect each part of the body to other parts – hence it’s called the “connective tissue”. It surrounds every muscle, ligament, tendon, and organ, gives the body its shape and holds it all together.

When the connective tissue becomes, injured,  stressed or overworked  it shortens and thickens,  This may cause you pain or stiffness and even reduce your range of motion considerably.

The Rossiter system is most helpful for people suffering from:

Arm, wrist or hand pain

Sciatic, Lower Back or Hip pain

Knee pain

Shoulder or Rotator cuff pain

Certain types of Headaches or neck pain

Tight calves or hamstrings

Tennis elbow

Plantar fasciitis

Repetitive Strain Injuries

For more information about the Rossiter  system