ca·ri·ño – m. ~ (esmero) extreme care/meticulousness, attention,
(caricia) caress, (afecto) affection, (amor) love, tenderness.
I just tried a wonderful therapist called Cariño Massage by Johnny Ray. Ray is more than an experienced technician with over 25 years behind him. He’s a true healer. He tunes in and becomes one with what your body is aching and crying for. It was a deeply healing and relaxing experience from the moment I walked into this delightful warm, candle lit studio. It really was a whole-being, therapeutic vacation. I suggest you go for at least a 90 minute massage, my hour massage felt like just the warm up – I wanted more!
Cariño Massage brings massage out of the day spa and into an exclusive “massage-only” space, making it an accessible part of your healthy life ritual. Modern massage techniques combined with Ancient Mayan practices makes Cariño Massage a place to heal your body and center your mind.
8350 Melrose Ave, Suite 9
West Hollywood, CA 90069323.782.0585
ORIGINS OF THE “CARIÑO” MASSAGE
Meet the creator of the “Cariño” technique ~ Johnny Ray Nelson, CMT of 20 years
In the two decades since Johnny Ray first obtained his massage certification, he has studied a wide range of therapeutic techniques that serve as the foundation for his signature style called the “Cariño Massage.” These techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Thai, Pre/Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology and Integrated Breathing. He mastered these techniques through the many hours he has spent working with chiropractors, physical therapists, geriatric therapists, and at exclusive spas in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
The birth of the “Cariño Massage” stems from a terrifying incident in 2003 when an airplane crashed into Johnny Ray’s apartment building in Hollywood. A three-story fall from his apartment left Johnny with life-threatening injuries, among them a broken back that required immediate surgery.
Professionally, physically, and financially devastated by the accident, and told by physicians in Los Angeles that he would never be able to practice massage again, Johnny Ray sought low-cost rehabilitation in his family’s home country of El Salvador.
In El Salvador Johnny Ray’s path to recovery was facilitated by a blind healer who used Ancient Mayan and Papil Indian traditions and beliefs for healing, centering, and realigning the body. These Ancient principles forever altered Johnny Ray’s approach and attitude towards healing and would ultimately form the foundation for the “Cariño Massage” technique.
Cariño is a Spanish word used to express deep caring for someone or something, and it was the “Cariño” that was gifted to Johnny Ray in Central America that restored his body, mind and spirit. This new understanding of healing gave him the faith in himself to start massaging again.
After four challenging years rebuilding his business and fully developing the “Cariño Massage,” Johnny Ray has expanded his private practice into a high-end massage boutique in the heart of West Hollywood. It is here that he keeps the Ancient traditions passed down to him by the blind healer alive by sharing the gift of Cariño with his exclusive client base, and training other licensed, certified massage therapists in his trademark “Cariño” style.
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