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I enthusiastically recommend John van Dorp. Here is a man who wears many hats – massage therapist, energy healer, nutritionist, lecturer, writer, etc. – and across all paths, weaves his unwavering, faithful understanding of the human condition. His extensive knowledge and skill infuses his approach to whatever issues have come up for you and he will address it succinctly and authentically. I trust him to keep me on the path to becoming the best person I can be.

E. Ward - Santa Rosa, CA

I've been seeing John Van Dorp for 2 years now steadily. His work is different than massage, though working muscles and joints is part of it. He does energy balancing. When I am done with a session with him, my body feels grounded, relaxed, released and the pathways of previously blocked energy and ache-y stiffness are gone. I sleep deeply after a session with John and can feel that my body is in a state to regenerate and repair itself. He opens up my channels so my body can do its own healing and repair. I come out of his session feeling like I just had a vacation. His fee is very fair and a good value. The sessions are done fully clothed. The environment is calm, clean, comfortable and peaceful. I love my sessions on his table.

K. Meadows - Santa Rosa, CA

A few years ago, I incurred two compression fractures in my lower back. The fractures were treated but I was left with residual pain all down the right side of my back. I struggled with my daily life. In 2012 I went to John VanDorp for help. I couldn’t believe what he did for me. I felt 40 to 50% better after the first session, no longer in that horrible pain. I felt like whatever he did was a miracle. Since he was the first person able to help me, I had hope that I could get rid of the pain. Today, four years later, and as a result of his treatments, the pain is gone and I have my life back. His acu-therapy has truly saved my life. I continue to see him for treatments every month. 

S. Marelli - Santa Rosa, CA

John Van Dorp has more than earned a good report from me. Making a massage appointment with him was the best decision I’ve made. I’ve had plenty of massages over the years—but never one as good as the deep tissue massage John gave me. I have never found anyone else with his strength and technique. He puts it all together seamlessly. 
I am happy and confident to recommend him for high quality therapeutic massage. His studio is professional and relaxing. John is a pro's pro! He is compassionate and sincere. He was born to do this work.

E. O’Donnell - Santa Rosa, CA

Off and on over the past four years John has helped me with various issues starting with sciatica. The more I came to appreciate his technique the better I felt. Building trust was important to me as I feel it is with any type of therapist. Beyond bodywork or acupressure, in which he is versed, John is very knowledgeable on a variety of health topics and he freely shares what he knows verbally, with a printout or an email. I feel he really cares about people which is important to me. Being a full time caregiver for my adult disabled son, I have a lot of stress not only physically but emotionally. When I am in an acupressure session I am able to relax totally, even to falling asleep. My latest issue is plantar fasciitis. John has been helping me immensely with this and has also taught me to help myself. My feet are healing and a lot is due to his help. I see John as a ‘whole package’ with being a nutritionist and health educator. I know if he can help me he can help many others. I recommend him highly and without one iota of reservation.

J. Areyan - Santa Rosa, CA

Although I have been coming to you for only a short period of time, I have to tell you that your massage treatment has helped me enormously. Your work on my left hip has alleviated the bursitis pain and enabled me to sleep on my left side for the first time in several years. Beyond that, my overall body movement has improved and I am now able to walk more quickly and for a much longer period of time. I believe the strength in your hands has enabled you to manipulate various muscles, thus bringing greater flexibility to my muscles and joints. I am impressed that your work was all without pain of any kind.  

E. Couey - Sebastopol, CA  

I just wanted to thank you for that incredible session yesterday. My legs have never been stretched like that. It was truly wonderful. The whole session was wonderful. Thank you. Be well.

P. McGraw - Cotati, CA

I have painful arthritis in my lower back and legs.
For several years acupressure is the best relief I've found.
I recently moved here and was very fortunate to find John Van Dorp.
His therapeutic massage is better than any that I've had before.   

R. Smith - Petaluma, CA

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