Meridian Alignment Protocol

Ben John Maruquin uses Traditional Chinese Medicine in a framework of Active Strength and Stretch Modalities.

Ben also employs Shiatsu, Myofascial release, Craniosacral, Pranayama, and Energy Work.

This combination balances intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical health.

Focused breathing (Pranayama) while doing MAP relaxes the nervous system creating physical upgrades.

Ben’s sessions require both active participation and relaxation to get you back into your body resulting in:

Improved Athletic Performance


Better Sleep

Better Cognitive
Change in
Body Shape
Changes in
Chronic Conditions


Ben specializes in working with Health Care Providers and Healing Arts Practitioners with Energetic Fatigue.
MAP is the Bodywork for Bodyworkers.

LutherBryan provides resistance,  yielding, breath and activation while Ben employs the MAP

How MAP Works

Every body has patterning that may or may not be useful to overall health. MAP techniques are employed to rebalance the body. These rebalancing moves are the beginnings of your own personal movement practice that retunes and returns your body, mind, spirit connection to your source.

The initial session takes 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions usually take 45 min to 1 hr. As progression occurs the time is reduced to 30 min.

“Bens practice and skills as a body worker and experienced human make his sessions multi faceted. He comes equipped with a broad range of knowledge which means anything that comes up is met with a sense of deep understanding and wisdom, caring and a sense of humor. He weaves the disciplined physical aspects with the psychological, mystical, and emotional elements that are part of every human experience and healing journey. I always leave with new insights and feeling better in my body. I feel you get many things in one with Ben – worth checking out.” – Chris Pearsall

Every session provides benefits.

Initially we do MAP in close intervals. (3-5 days apart)

As progression occurs we space the sessions further apart, usually 7-14 days and then 14 – 21 days to monthly and/or bi monthly tune ups.

Active participation is required in every session. It’s all about getting you back into your body, mind and spirit. There is an amount of uncovering linked to old injuries and to intergenerational trauma that unlocks energetic blockages, memories and patterns that no longer work for your well being.

During the sessions we go through the ways that you recreate the movements in your own environment and for your lifestyle.

You Heal You

“Ben has a 6/7/8th sense. I look forward to getting on Ben’s table because he takes me somewhere else. MAP is deep healing work. Ben’s ability to hone in on chronic issues doesn’t stop there…he finds the root cause, the deep, hidden embedded compensations that disrupt our body’s balance. While his hands-on work and maneuvers feel amazing, I can tell he is doing something beyond the physical…the energetic work he does cannot be taught, Ben has a true gift to help us heal.” – Bonnie Crotzer


What clients say about working with Ben

My name is Rex Mascheroni – I am 28 years of age – I am a professional surfer and a professional surf coach. I was also a dual collegiate athlete. I have spent my whole life moving in physical activity. I have broken 25 bones, received 5 concussions and 3 surgeries.Over the course of my life, I’ve seen many different individuals from doctors, health practitioners, wellness coaches, therapists etc. the works.No one has ever separated my mind and body so delicately so that they could formulate a conversation.The introspection that Ben gives you into the home of your body is unlike any other type of medicinal body care I have ever received.I have spent the last 5 years working with Ben and he has truly provided me a new found relationship and awareness that I have with my physical form.The depth of my activity and the patterns that have injured me were all revealed from Ben’s practices. Not only is he extremely versed in his work but he also provides a stage for an individual to get in touch with themselves – on a physical, mental and spiritual level.Ben takes the patient and digests their physical characteristics similar to the way Mozart wrote symphonies – in no time.He is an Amazon of knowledge and unlike many – he doesn’t explain what you don’t know. He shows you how to understand the depth of your patterns so you can unravel them. Giving you the tools to be able to take care of yourself.Ben is conscious of your individualistic livelihood and wants you to be able to experience your life in the deepest most robust way possible. Without pain.In short, Ben has completely changed the relationship I have with my body. He’s illuminated many mysteries of my physical form and his teachings have allowed me to develop my own MAP – so my mind, body and spirit can always be returned to their rightful home.

I’ve been having therapy for a chronic condition of scoliosis for a long time and have experienced a variety of modalities used by therapists.  So I feel I’m a good judge of skill levels by now. Ben’s work is the most elevated and dynamic I’ve encountered.  His practical knowledge of fascia, structure, muscular and motor function is immediately obvious but I also feel he employs something intuitive in assessing what’s best addressed in a particular session.  Meaning, I’ve never felt Ben has a pre-planned approach for the work but is bringing what he sees in the moment. In that particular session.  I believe he uses a blend of techniques he’s developed or trained in over the course of his career.

I have been privy to energy healing my whole life, but working with Ben was my first time experiencing the method of MAP and I’ve found it to be a huge boost in my life and energy. In my experience, the practice is a combination of stretching, muscle flexing, and energetic release that helps me to feels more centered and aligned, mentally and physically. Ben is experienced and passionate and made me feel comfortable from Day 1. He has connections around California that afford the flexibility to meet you no matter where in the state you’re located. I highly recommend this as a boost to your self care, overall well-being, and even life path.

Working with Ben the past year and a half has truly been transformative for my mind, body, and spirit. At the start of each session, Ben meets me where I am that particular day and is able to clear out physical and emotional blockages that are present. His ability to tap into the body and intuit what is going on surpasses anyone that I have ever worked with. Any pain or discomfort that I am feeling in my body is immediately rebalanced. I leave each session feeling lighter physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Ben’s work has been nothing short of life-changing in the year and a half I’ve been working with him regularly. I’ve experienced many positive changes in terms of painful physical and emotional patterns, and I really feel that this work has created the capacity in my body and throughout my being to be able to experience more of life and my true self. Ben is masterful and highly intuitive at what he does. I’m very grateful!

Working with Ben is something I always look forward to, and always leave totally mind blown. Ben’s multi-layered approach of deep listening, understanding, and working with the body is wholistic and therefore transformational. The high level of intuitive insight coupled with deeply grounded embodiment that Ben brings is masculine magic mastery. I encourage my own clients to work with Ben, and he is correctly known as a healer for the healers.

Ben has an easy communication style and it’s through some of the conversation we’ve had during sessions that I’ve started thinking differently about scoliosis.  I now think of it not as static, but as a fluid condition with potential for actual change in response to the therapy, including new thought patterns of my own around that.  This has produced real improvement.  To me, all that I’ve described here is what makes up Ben’s secret sauce, so to speak.  And I’m the grateful benefitter.

I injured my shoulder in an accident. As a senior golfer, it was important to me to have a full recovery. After an orthopedic appointment and 33 physical therapy sessions that resulting in little improvement, I was extremely frustrated. My son-in-law referred me to see Ben. He correctly diagnosed and treated the injured shoulder. After 2 sessions, I regained full mobility and strength. Awesome experience. Thanks Ben!

Thank you, Ben for your wisdom and expertise, that has created flexibility and movement in my body. Allowing my life to be enriched and full . At times I have come to you in pain and very little movement and have been able to leave with a smile on my face, and hope in my heart. Your unique style of stretching and listening to my body has helped me so much. So glad our paths have crossed….

Ben. Like WHAT?!  Seriously in deep appreciation of his skill and art form! Please sign me up for his next visit in town. I love this work.

That was intense. In a really great way! Keep me on the list for future sessions, I definitely want to work with Ben again!

Working with Ben was amazing. I would love to schedule with him again for his next visit.  Thank you!

Ventura Studio Session Pricing

70 min: $225

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I grew up in a very athletic family that fortified my values in lifestyle, emotional health and physical well being. That mindset made me into a 1996 Field Hockey Olympian for the USA and a seasoned world traveler.

My experiences inspired me to study a wide array of holistic health ideologies to care for my body mind and spirit:

Sports Medicine, Yoga, Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pranayama, Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training to name a few.

With over 30 years experience in these modalities I’ve come up with The Meridian Alignment Protocol.

A combination plate of holistic goodness, that realigns your Chi.
The beginnings of a personal practice. The “You heal you” model. The more you do for yourself, healing art practitioners are needed less.


Email me using the form below or call 805.798.4758.

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