John SaiaChinese Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist
John Saia started practicing Chinese martial arts, especially Tai Chi, more than 25 years ago. Long-term practice and professional experience as a Personal Trainer and Tai Chi instructor cultivated in him a heightened sense of balance, awareness of breathing, and Qi flow, which is essential for a Chinese medicine practitioner to be effective.
Years of schooling in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program at Boston University and formal training as a sculptor at Massachusetts College of Art & Design also gave him a strong sense of structural and functional balance in the human body.
John's instinctive understanding both at the structural and energetic levels, finally led him to obtain a Master's Degree of Acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture.
His primary modality is a special flavor of Tui Na, which is a form of Asian Bodywork Therapy that can be received without disrobing or ointments. Using Tui Na and other popular Chinese medicine modalities such as Gua Sha, Cupping, and Moxa, John has a very high success rate with not only reducing the symptoms of many common ailments but also addressing the root causes of those conditions by correcting body mechanics and helping to make life style recommendations. He has found that by giving individuals improved by awareness and education, they are better able to pinpoint external stresses that impact their health.
John Saia operates a mobile Chinese medicine practice that serves the Greater Boston Area and the North Shore.