Meet Our Massage Therapists

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Welcome John Perez:

John Perez was first introduced to massage therapy as a client while on a golf trip to Las Vegs. He studied massage therapy in Maumee, Ohio at Stautzenberger College. Upon graduating he worked in a chiropractic office from 2007 to 2010 in the Toledo, Ohio area, where he performed Myofascial Release work on clients prior to their Chiropractic adjustments. For the next 6 years, he worked at the Wellness Center in Findlay, Ohio with an instructor with the Freedom from Pain Institute. John further continued his education and studied Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy under Dr. Eric Dalton who developed this therapy treatment method. Now here at The Wellness Institute and their team of Physical Therapists and specialists he joins them and brings his knowledge and experience. John is Certified with the Titleist Performance Institute from Oceanside, California. This certification allows him to screen and evaluate the clients posture and movement patterns and restrictions. TPI golf screening is very useful in pin-pointing the mobility restrictions that inhibit a golfer from achieving their full playing potential. Once the movement restrictions are uncovered John is able to improve the muscle imbalances allowing for a more efficient golf swing. Additionally, he is a Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist which also provides relief from pain and discomfort. John has also continued his education in the fields of Sports Massage, Medical Cupping, Traction work with Inversion table, Kinesio/Rock taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial Release Techniques, and Full Body Golf/Sports Stretching. This additional training has increased his knowledge and ability within the Advanced Massage Therapy and Bodywork fields and has enabled him to work with clients and athletes at all levels. He is ready to treat clients here at the Wellness Institute.

Cathy Lortie:

Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies / Cultural Studies. She holds two basic teacher’s certifications and an advanced certification in yoga. She is also a graduate of the Technical College of the Lowcountry Massage Therapy program, and is licensed by the state of South Carolina. She received training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal and Sports Massage.  Cathy has been with the Wellness Institute for 4 years and teaches Yoga classes as well as being a Massage Therapist.