About The Teacher

With over 20 years experience in Hawaiian Massage, John brings an extensive understanding to this ancient art form. He is trained in: shiatsu, chinese massage, remedial massage, hawaiian body work, advanced lomi lomi, and sacred temple body work.

John believes in helping people be the best that they can be, and is also focused on personal growth and developing healthy relationships. John was a director of Manscape Architects (mens initiation) for five years, and has been practicing and participating in the ‘sweet medicine sun dance path’ for over 10 years (a native american tradition).

Johns strong grounding in self development and spiritual growth brings a unique energy to his massage and gives him a solid foundation for his teaching practice. He believes that with healing art forms the energy of the healer is of the utmost importance.

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