John MacIntosh is a licensed naturopathic doctor, registered massage therapist and one of the most experienced practioners of Suikodo™ (a unique form of bodywork related to the Japanese therapy shiatsu) in Canada. His practice is focused primarily on management of chronic pain of all origins, particularly sports injuries, headaches and migraine headaches, disc-related back pains, sciatica and generally cases in which other treatments have proven ineffective.
John graduated as a registered massage therapist, with honours, from Kikkawa College in 1996, and from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. He spent 13 years studying Suikodo™ with the man who discovered and developed it, Sensei Mitsuki Kikkawa, C.S.T., R.M.T., and has written about and taught Suikodo™ since 2002. He has also completed additional training in classical “Hahnemannian” homeopathy. John was awarded the New Practitioner of the Year award by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors in 2004.
John lives in Milton, Ontario, is married and the father of three energetic boys. He enjoys fishing, camping and outdoor activities.