John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT

John Marasigan has been a massage therapist for over 15 years and has been teaching for 13. His specialty is Deep Tissue Sports and Medical Massage Therapy. After graduating with degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute in New York City, John became licensed to practice massage in the states of New York & California. He is also Nationally Certified and is an approved provider for continuing education through the NCBTMB. John has owned Sports Massage Clinic and school where he administered massage to athletes and sports active individuals, and taught licensed massage therapists  John is very excited to be a part of the Somatherapy Team.


John Marasigan AOS BA LMT CMT instructs the following:
  • Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology is the science of human movement. It is a health profession that focuses on physical activity. The student learns to apply science-based medical principles to the analysis, preservation and enhancement of human movement in therapeutic massage technique. Basic understanding of the anatomy of the human body is taught. Students will learn to identify the origin, insertion and actions of 120 muscles studied, as well as how to locate them by palpation.

    Textbook and Workbook are required: Requirements for completion: Class quizzes and a palpation examination must be passed in addition to completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

    Duration: 48 hours (clock hours)


  • Swedish Massage
  • Students learn to give a cohesive, one-hour Swedish massage, using the strokes of the Swedish repertoire. Students will also learn contraindications and indications, basic muscular anatomy, and introduction to business and ethics. The class consists of 60 hours of hands-on training plus 75 hours of mandatory clinic.
    Requirements for completion: At the end of this class the student will give a final massage for a grade. To successfully complete this class, students must achieve a grade of 70% or better with the hands-on practical exam. Student must also have completed all hours for this course and fulfill his or her 75 hours internship in the Somatherapy student clinic.

    Duration: 135 hours (clock hours)