JOHN JAMES, LMT, MT#014112
In 1992, John studied with acknowledged Physical Therapy authority John F. Barnes, creator of The Myofascial Release Approach®. This pivotal class taught John to base his practice on more than simple anatomy and physiology – he must also incorporate the inseparable relationship between fluids and electromagnetic energy within the body.
Inspired by this newfound knowledge and a desire to change the static constraints of “prescribed” therapies, John began developing his own therapy structure. Treating the root of the problem, not just the symptoms, allowed him to create a lasting change in his clients’ lives.
Instead of following a certain known regimen of therapy for a client, he questioned what was missing, or what the right order of treatment should be, creating custom-tailored therapy treatments dependent upon each client’s situation. His healthcare practice became a continuous questioning and evolution of beneficial techniques.
This customization led John to develop create unique techniques and distinctions targeting clients’ needs. He created such techniques such as Matching, Right Order of Treatment, Approach-Based Therapeutic Touch, the Garden Hose Distinction, RET (respiration evaluation technique), and Deactivation – a 3-7 trigger point release.
John’s commitment to his therapy work benefits the entire massage therapy field, pushing wide the existing envelope of what is known, and increasing the degree of relief possible for his clients.
LAUREN CATO ROBERTSON, MS, LMT, NCTMB, MT#115942
Lauren is passionate about empowering women and helping them to improve their lives through manual therapy, education, and self-care. Lauren holds a key position at C-Section Recovery Center as co-founder, lead therapist, morale booster, and pathological hugger. She is a long-standing, 3rd generation member of the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization that supports women’s educational projects worldwide, including Cottey College, of which she is an alumna. Lauren holds multiple college degrees, including a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
A lifelong student, she focuses a great deal on continuing education, deliberate practice, and study so that she is better prepared to address the needs of her clients. In addition to having trained for roughly three thousand hours under John’s mentorship, Lauren has trained extensively and is currently working on certifications with the Upledger Institute in CranioSacral Therapy® and SomatoEmotional Release®, and with the Chikly Health Institute in Lymph Drainage Therapy®. She has also trained in Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, and Myofascial Release with local instructors.
Lauren is nationally certified with the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork, and is about to qualify for NCBTMB Board Certification – the highest credential available to massage therapists in the US.