Carlos Cruz

Journey of Balance

I became a massage therapist in 2014. My journey to bodywork began while serving in the United States Army as a medic. Working in the Western medicine epicenter of a level1 trauma center I was quickly jaded to the ideas of the quick fix that most western medicine seemed to focus on. Deciding to still stay in the medical field I became an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2012 and began to study manual treatment techniques. Becoming certified in Active Release Technique(ART...

I became a massage therapist in 2014. My journey to bodywork began while serving in the United States Army as a medic. Working in the Western medicine epicenter of a level1 trauma center I was quickly jaded to the ideas of the quick fix that most western medicine seemed to focus on. Deciding to still stay in the medical field I became an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2012 and began to study manual treatment techniques. Becoming certified in Active Release Technique(ART) for the Upper body and Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation, 

I began to see the wonders of manual techniques and their holistic approach to injury/pain treatment. Exiting the service in 2013 I quickly start massage school where I learned the basic swedish massage techniques while at the same time getting as much information on Deep Myofascial Techniques of which ART was somewhat based on. Starting with Anatomy Trains( a great book by Thomas Myers), I began my journey with Structural Integration(SI) techniques learning a variety of modalities from many different schools of Structural Integration. In summer of 2015 I took this further and became certified in 

For more information on Somassage and Soma go the respective tabs above.

 My work at the moment revolves around using Somassage and SI work to rid people of both chronic and acute pain and body imbalances. I can do focus sessions but the longer time I have the better I can help the body with issues that is going on. Currently I am in the process of finishing my education in SI as I am enrolled in a program to become a Certified Soma Practitioner. I hope to bring this work together with my eastern medicine practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine of which I start at OCOM Fall 2016. As well as my medical knowledge I also bring my background in fitness being a certified Crossfit Coach with deep understanding of Barbell lifting( Power and Olympic styles) as well as a growing knowledge and proficiency in Gymnastics, Bouldering and general Rehab/Prehab and Strength and Conditioning.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

WA # MA60499241

Massage

OR # 21677

Education
2014

Bellevue Massage School

LMT

1970

Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration

SOMA

Experience
Bodywork

Structural Integration

2016 Learning and practicing taking clients through 11 series of structural integration bodywork sessions for increased balance in the whole body

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

2012-2015 , performed rehad on upper extremity using different myofascial techniques to aid with injury, post surgery and general pain.

Fitness

Crossfit coach

2012-2016 Taught and led classes in strength and conditioning as well as mobility to aid clients in goals.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Christine on Jul 23
This is not your average spa massage experience. If you want a deep tissue, work those muscles type of massage than this is it. I look forward to the next visit.
by Michael on Jul 18
His touch was healing and I'll go back.
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Carlos was nice and professional . I would definitely go back.
by Emma on Jul 10
Carlos is a very skilled bodyworker. His services demonstrate a deep knowledge of, and an intuitive connection to, the body. It was unlike any massage I have ever received, very meticulous in a way that elevated my own awareness to the muscles and facia that hold me up. I recommend Carlos to anyone that is open to experiencing a deeper connection to the magic, natural alignment, and inner intelligence present within their own cellular composition. Thank you Carlos!
by Julia on Jun 19
I liked Carlos a lot. He is mellow and friendly. Knowledgeable and has a good hands. I feel this technique is working. Will keep coming back.
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Carlos gives a good, thorough and deep massage and I am feeling better but my issues are not such that they will go away in one visit. I have to be fair about the Professionalism rating. Carlos did follow through with directions, etc. but it was so close to the time of the appointment that I did not get the messages so I had to call for directions as the address is not on the street.
by Heather on Jun 06
Carlos was professional, confident and showed concern that my needs be met. He detailed what the session would provide and what additional options were available for me for future sessions.
by Anonymous on May 26
Wonderful treatment I felt carols really cared about my well being and tailored the treatment to my needs and requests. Thank you!
by Susan on May 25
Carlos is one of those rare practioners with an intuitive gift for his craft. He is able to find the source of muscle tension and ease into the release of fascia and muscle. His work is deep without being painful. I highly recommend Restructured Health Services. Susan
by Anonymous on May 17
All I can say was this massage was super boring. I didn't feel any better after leaving. The music was distracting, not relaxing. I basically felt like I was getting lotion put on and that's it.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Structural Integration
  • Mobile Structural Integration
  • Mobile Massage
  • East Asian Treatment Session
  • Other

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