Giuseppe Cittadino, LMT is a fully licensed and nationally certified massage therapist. He was born in Italy and has been living in the United States for the past 20 years. Giuseppe has more than 15 years of training in the Asian arts, including martial arts and their philosophy, Chinese herbology, acupressure, shiatsu, and Buddhist philosophy. These interests led him to want to expand his knowledge to include therapeutic touch. Giuseppe has a genuine desire to heal people through massage therapy, incorporating his deep belief in the mind-body-spirit connection, along with his experience in the Asian arts and his considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology. He specializes in deep tissue, relaxation, and rehabilitation massage.
Giuseppe graduated from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools for massage therapy in the United States. He is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English, and conversant in Spanish.
As a guitar player with some rigorous gigs, I had developed a recurring case of tendonitis in my right wrist, which a doctor and several visits to the physical therapist could not allay. I went to Giuseppe on the recommendation of a friend for a relaxation massage, and we started talking about my tendonitis. Giuseppe looked at my wrist and forearm, worked the arm as a whole for a minute or two, and then started concentrating on my upper back and shoulder, stretching and massaging the shoulder (he actually paid little attention to my exact area of pain). Afterward, taking his advice to drink lots of water and relax the arm for a few days, I have had five weeks of painless musical performance using only the stretching techniques he recommended and retraining my posture (and no OTC pain relievers). Whatever he did to my shoulder and back released the tension in my forearm and wrist, and he actually healed my tendonitis! He also provided me with preventative techniques, so I am better prepared to play. I thought my performing days were endangered, but Giuseppe ensured that I will rock on for years to come! I recommend Giuseppe without hesitation, as a receptive, empathetic, and informative massage therapist.
—John O’Toole, Providence, RI
Giuseppe has a wonderful touch and incredible healing skills. I have had ongoing muscular pain in my lower back, neck, shoulders, and elbow due to playing tennis. I have had massages from other therapists in the past, but have never felt the pain being resolved so well as with Giuseppe. He accurately pinpoints the problem and tailors the treatment accordingly. Not only does he address the problem, but he also takes the time to explain it in more detail and recommends specific stretching techniques for me to do at home. I have recommended Giuseppe to my friends, and they still thank me for the referral. —Lisa Anderson, Cranston, RI
My back muscles were tight and my lower back was hurting, so I went to see Giuseppe to help me relax. After the massage, not only was my back pain gone, but I was pleasantly surprised by the added benefits of “feeling good all around.” I felt good about taking the time to take care of my body. Even more, I walked out with a serene smile on my face that lasted for hours—Grazie!
—Isabel C. Diaz, Providence, RI