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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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 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.
by Anonymous on May 12
Amazing message! Thank you so much for your time, Carlos!
by Amanda on May 10
He spent time working on my shoulder that hurt. I also liked the pressure he used.
by Raj on May 08
Enjoyed the massage. Parking and access was a little tricky! You have to park on the street since the lot is for tenants only! Once at the elevator, you have to call in !!
by Diane on Apr 27
Absolutely was the most unique massage I ever had. Would definitely go back.
by Kathleen on Apr 26
Carlos is a great massage therapist. He is professional and reallly listened to me and my concerns and focused on working on those areas. He has strong hands and did a great deep tissue massage and "sports therapy" type massage on my running aches and pains. He was courteous and nice and also gave me some stretching ideas after we were done. I felt amazing after my massage and my muscles felt like they had a good workout and I was a bit sore the next day. It was exactly what I needed to get out those knots and tight areas. Today, 2 days later I feel great and my problems areas don't seem to be as troublesome. I'm going back to Carlos and strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a great massage with a skilled therapist.
by Elise on Apr 19
I've been shopping around for a massage therapist that provides more than a massage, such as cupping, rolfing, acupuncture. Carlos is very knowledgeable and friendly, and I felt that he not only provided immediate relief by way of massage, but seemed genuinely concerned for my overall health. His techniques relieved my areas of extreme tension and concern, and he found several places needing relief that I didn't even know about.
by Anonymous on Apr 15
My first visit to Restructured Health Services was positive. Carlos listened to my needs, addressed my Qs, worked on those areas I requested and even showed me a few stretches to do at home. Very professional, educated and quality session. I've already recommended Carlos to friends and family. Only wish he had more office hours that fit my schedule.
by Anonymous on Apr 07
It was an amazing experience. Carlo is very professional and did an excellent job. Would like to go again soon.
by Anonymous on Apr 01
Carlos was amazing in his massage experience. His bed side manner was another thing. He's not very talkative which is fine during the massage, but he did nothing to make me feel comfortable before hand. I felt like I was intruding on his day, which made me very uncomfortable for a first time appointment with him.

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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