Johnny Koons - Co Founder & Licensed Massage Therapist
Who are you?
My name is Johnny Koons. I was born here in Virginia, am a father of four, and a huge Redskins fan. I love meeting new people and learning all I can about them. My faith in Christ helps keep me a positive, “can do” attitude, especially in my goal to help as many people as I can through massage. I want to educate people about the power of therapeutic massage and bring the hope of pain relief to those in need.
Why did you become a massage therapist?
I was always a fan of massage and used to get massages monthly when I worked in automotive sales. I was always fascinated with its benefits and was shocked by how much it helped me physically with my lower back and sciatic pain. I also saw the power of massage as my father battled cancer. I am convinced that his positive attitude, faith, his amazing team of doctors, and massage was a huge part of why he is still with me today. Massage had such a positive impact in my life that it inspired me to want to help people with their physical pain and needs through massage as well.
Where & When did you go to school?
I received my education from The Florida Health Academy in Naples in 2007.
What modalities do you specialize in?
I specialize in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Nerve Mobilization, Trigger-Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Prenatal Massage and Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage
List any dysfunctions and acute/chronic conditions you have treated or particularly specialize in:
TMJ (teeth grinding/jaw clenching), Headaches, Migraines, Nerve Impingements, whiplash, sciatica, tendonitis, plantarfacitis, pre and post surgery care, pain and fatigue associated with Lymes Disease, fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome, neck pain, lower back and hip pain. I also work extensively with athletes and overuse syndromes.
Why is massage important to you?
Massage is a powerful tool with amazing benefits that are unknown of to most people. Massage is more than just a luxury and with the right massage therapist, who has a knowledge of anatomy and understanding of possible reasons for your pain, your body can experience significant pain relief and increased mobilization. Massage can help relieve countless of muscle and nerve dysfunctions.
The great thing about massage is that it focuses on your parasympathetic nervous system, as well. It is incredibly important to address stress in our lives and manage it appropriately. Massage can help lower stress levels by helping to balance hormone production and increase immune function. So whether you want to get deep work, just zone out, or a combination of the two, having a therapist that understands how to get the results you are looking for is important.
How would you describe your style of massage:
I always take my time with the intake, even if we have been working together for the past 5+ years. I am always interested in how you are feeling and what is going on presently with any pain or discomfort. When we are ready for the treatment I use a range of techniques depending on what your preferences are. I am known for really digging in and being able to bring as much pressure that is needed and comfortable for you. If a more relaxing massage is preferred, I have no problem with providing that; the main key is proper communication of what your goal and preferences are.
What keeps you motivated?
Learning new ways of helping people with pain. I love taking this approach with all my clients; there is always a new way to help you feel better and achieve positive results. If my current techniques are not working or getting the results we want, I personally take on the mission of finding new research or techniques that can help get the job done.