Are you in Pain? Recent studies prove that “massage therapy improved function and decreased pain.” (Annals of Internal Medicine, July 2011). Since the 1996 summer Olympics, massage has been offered as a core medical service. But Massage Therapies have been recommended for a long time – Hippocrates wrote (460 BCE) about the “friction” of rubbing, and the necessity of healers to incorporate this into their practice.
Massage therapies provide cost effective relief and relaxation for everyone. Most of our doctor visits and prescriptions are for treating stress complaints - headaches, backaches, neck pain, eye strain, poor concentration, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, high blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, and sheer physical and emotional exhaustion. Massage can help you soothe it all away, and bring you back to a better state of health. John is no stranger to athletics and sports, has held the title of All Army Karate champion, has been an Army Diver, mountaineer, and Survival instructor and competed internationally in Orienteering.
For more than 15 years, John Picard has employed Massage Therapies, Lomi Lomi massage, Sports Massage, Tantra massage, and Reiki – to help his clients feel better.
Choose from the Athlone or Dublin Massage Clinic.
Whatever your choice, I bring the benefits of the Art of Massage to you, at the highest professional standard. A respected male massage therapist, a recognised Reiki Master and Professional Tantra massage practitioner, I continue to add to my extensive skill base by studying Shamanism, Tantra and Bioenergetic therapy with the world renowned and respected John Hawken. of The Tantric Path in the UK and Czech Republic. In 2013, I completed my Lomi Lomi massage training with Louise Kleu and in 2014 I attended Andrew Barnes intensive Tantric Body De Armouring training. In 2016 I graduated from the International School of Temple Arts, and have assisted as a tutor on the recent ISTA training in Ireland. In 2017 I graduated from my year long training at " The Paths of Transformation", in the Czech republic, with a certificate of professional training as a practitioner of the Art of Tantra Massage.
To make your appointment call me today at 086 8255206
...."I entered John’s room in Garden Vale and my senses were greeted with the relaxing smell of
aromatherapy and the inviting warm temperature of a large airy bright space. After a ample time of
conversation and relevant note taking, John left me to get ready for massage and I lay on the table
covered with my towel.
The massage is ritualistic from beginning to end. It was given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the
forearms as well as the hands, feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. At other times,
different parts of the body were massaged at the same time, while he was working on my shoulder, the
other hand may have been sweeping down my hip. It was totally relaxing and invigorating at the same
time. Apparently - it is impossible or at least extremely difficult for the brain to focus on the two
different areas at once, so while at times it felt like my whole senses were being assaulted – the body
amour and resistance in my body had no option but to eventually give up and surrender to constant of
flowing stokes, followed by slow motion and his hands being placed in Reiki positions on the body.
An hour and a half later, I was totally zonked! My body felt at ease and totally relaxed. In a busy world of being, doing, striving, achieving.... It’s a precious occurrence to be a woman and experience a sensual,
relaxing, healing massage with a safe skilled professional man.
Thank you John. I’ll be back."