John Graziano, LMT
EDUCATION Venice School of Massage, Naples, Florida
SPECIALTIES Integrative and deep-tissue massage
John: (770) 315-5556
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
John has been a massage therapist since 1994, and his passion for the profession only grows stronger with time.
John has worked for top resorts throughout the country and is now excited about creating a peaceful environment where he can provide individualized service to his clients on an independent basis.
Helping people with both body and mind is truly fulfilling for John. "Throughout my years as a massage therapist, I find that I've grown and learned a great deal from my clients along the way."
John enjoys everything Tucson has to offer. Sunshine, hiking, biking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Q&A with John!
What is your hometown?
I was born in Sicily. At age five, I moved to New York, where I spent most of my life. I've lived in Naples, FL and Atlanta, GA, but have considered Tucson my home since the first day I moved here in 2007.
What is the farthest place you have traveled to?
What's the last book you finished?
Man's Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl. I've learned that I will never truly know the meaning of life. However, what is important is to know what is my personal meaning for my life.
What's your favorite thing about Tucson?
My plan was to move somewhere else, but once I stepped out of my car to get coffee I knew I was home.
What would you choose as your last meal?
Tiramisu and a good cup of coffee
What's your favorite movie?
There are too many to mention, so I will pick two.
Being There: Peter Sellers has been a gardener all his life for a very wealthy man. He never learned to read or write and everything he learned was by watching TV. Once the old man dies, Peter Sellers is forced to fend for himself. Clueless to life and his limitations, he stumbles into the inner circle of political power and doesn't even know it.
The other movie is Raging Bull. I first saw this movie when I was 18 years old, and thought it was a great movie about boxing. Then I saw it again when I was 30 and realized "this movie is not about boxing at all, it is about a guy who can't get along with other people." At 40, I saw it again and realized "this movie is about a guy who can't get along with himself." I learned that, once you know and accept who you are, then getting along with others is a walk in the park.
What's your massage superpower?
I'd like to believe people have their superpower in who they are as a person, not their profession.
What do your clients say about you?
That my treatments are deep as well as relaxing.
If you weren't a massage therapist, what would you be doing instead?
A writer or anything creative.
What’s one thing that surprised you after you became a professional massage therapist?
I've had many jobs in the past, but only when I became a massage therapist did I start to enjoy my life itself.