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Su Crandall is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Certified Thai Massage Therapist (CTMT) who grow up in Thailand. Su became a Licensed Massage Therapist in California through an extensive program studying over 500-hours. Su then provided massage services at one of California's top Thai massage centers before moving to Virginia to be with her family.
In addition to her formal education and training, Su has studied countless hours with her family through the oral tradition of Thailand. Its very common in Thailand for children to learn massage from their parents. As parents finish their daily work, the children will massage the parents while receiving instruction. In this way, Thai massage has been passed down for multiple centuries and Su is part of that living oral tradition.
Su's formal and informal training prepared her well for employment in the healing arts. Su continued her training in the USA at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA. Su took the extra step of completing focused private studies with the Instructors at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts for Traditional Thai Massage.
Su's warm smile, consistent approach to delivering high quality massage, and willingness to listen to your needs makes her an obvious choice to perform your next massage. Schedule a massage with Su at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Phillip Behrns is a Certified Advanced Thai Massage Practitioner (CTMP) who has studied Thai massage to the most advanced levels at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. Phillip's career started in western medicine where he worked closely with providing medication to patients. He decided to pursue an interest in the Thai healing arts to better understand natural medicine. His interest soon became a passion that has led to way of life for him.
Phillip has studied countless hours within the Shivagakomarpaj lineage of Thai massage following strict codes of conduct and learning standards passed down for centuries. He excelled in his studies and has developed several regular clientele that appreciate his calm approach to helping them heal.
Phillip's friendly personality and keen interest in helping others makes him a perfect choice to provide your next massage. Schedule a massage with Phillip at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Ozlem Selcuk is a Certified Advanced Thai Massage Practitioner (CTMP). Ozlem started her career in healing as a guidance counselor for school children. She later moved on to receive a master's degree in Child and Adult Psychology. Ozlem is trained in adult, child, and infant first aid and CPR.
Ozlem became a practitioner of yoga in her home country of Turkey over 15 years ago and is a meditation practitioner.
She offers Reiki as a volunteer to those in need and suffering from major catastrophic events i.e. natural disasters.
Ozlem was first introduced to Thai massage in Turkey where she instantly fell in love with the therapeutic effects she received from her session. When she arrived in the USA, Ozlem sought out training with a well known and highly reputable school, she chose the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. Ozlem studied seriously through to our advanced levels and then pursued employment to help clients in our Therapy Center.
Ozlem has a unique understanding of the body through her master's studies, formal education in Thai massage, as a practitioner of yoga and meditation as well as her experience in competing at the professional level in sports such as gymnastics, ballet, swimming, and volleyball.
Ozlem's deep knowledge of the body and how its used will allow her to help you achieve your goals with massage therapy. Schedule with Ozlem at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Jess Byrd is a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) and Certified Advanced Thai Massage Therapist (CTMT) that has studied Thai massage up to the most Advanced levels at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA. Jess has also graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) as a Certified Massage Therapist.
Jess started his career in the veterinary field and worked as a dog trainer. He has an extensive background in the martial arts with several decades as a student and teacher. At the age of 5, Jess was exposed to Tae Kwon Do which began his journey into learning several styles of Chinese and Brazilian martial arts. This training and experience helped him to develop a unique understanding of the human body.
Jess's education at NTMI brought him close to other Thai massage practitioners that ignited a passion to further understand the healing arts of Thailand. Jess sought out education and an internship at the Thai Institute in order for him to learn the Thai healing arts. He has studied in the oral tradition with teachers of Thai massage from the Shivagakomarpaj Lineage tracing back knowledge to the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj ("Old Medicine Hospital") in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jess has a passion for helping others to achieve health and wellness. Whether it be chronic back pain, neck pain, stress relief, or a debilitating illness, Jess is ready to help you feel your best. Each one of his sessions starts with him "listening" to your goals so that he can customize your massage sessions to meet your unique goals. Schedule a massage with Jess at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Sararut (Sara) Roylance is a Doctor of Massage in Thailand that has been performing massage since age 9. She first started learning massage as a child in her remote village of Udon Thani, Thailand.
Since that time, Sara has completed formal training at several prestigious schools in Thailand with over 3000 hours of training and education. She has worked professionally in Thailand as a Massage Therapist and Instructor. Sara is currently a Senior Instructor, Director of Charitable Projects and our Director of Therapeutics with the Thai Institute of Healing Arts.
Prior to traveling to the USA, Sara was contracted by several top name Thai spas in Thailand to design their spas, train their employees, and manage their operations. While she enjoyed this work immensely, Sara's real passion is working with Guests to improve their health with Traditional Thai medical massage and related techniques. Sara is considered to be a Dr. of Massage in Thailand and is a traditional Thai medical doctoral candidate in the disciplines of doctor of herbal medicine, herbal pharmacy, and traditional OB/GYN (Thai midwifery).
More about Sara Roylance as a Senior Instructor.
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David Roylance is the Executive Director and Founder of Touch of Asia - Therapy Center and the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. David graduated from Salisbury State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Management in 1997. He then started a career in the corporate world of Information Technology, progressing through the ranks of management. He always had a strong passion for helping others and found himself always looking for ways to help his employees grow in their career and gain further education.
David soon discovered the healing art of Thai massage on a trip to Thailand. He then studied Thai massage and became a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner in 2003 and Certified Thai Massage Instructor in 2004.
He has received recognition as a Certified Teacher of authentic Thai massage, Thai herbal massage, Advanced Techniques for Thai Massage, and Traditional Thai Herbal Medicine from the Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj (also known as the "Old Medicine Hospital") in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Old Medicine Hospital is one of the most prestigious and well known Thai massage and traditional Thai medical hospitals in Thailand. Following strict cultural protocols, the Old Medicine Hospital does not issue teaching certification to anyone who is a non-Thai. David has been presented this rare certification in recognition of his dedication to Thai culture and traditional medicine. (See more about our lineage here.)
David has lived and worked with the Thai people since 2001. He has personally visited over 150 Thai temples in both the USA and Thailand. He currently lives in Thailand 3 months per year and speaks Thai. David is able to share his insights and cultural experiences from continuous interaction with the vibrant culture of Thailand including knowledge of the Thai healing arts.
David is regularly invited to venues all over the region and internationally as a guest speaker and Thai Massage Instructor. David has always felt charitable giving is an important component to any business that benefits from indigenous knowledge of another culture. Since first founding both businesses, David has initiated several charitable projects that give back to the people of Southeast Asia - especially Thailand.
More about David Roylance as our Executive Director.