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respect Teachers

Randall Cummins,  

 He is a nationally respected expert practitioner and instructor of many forms of therapy,. His expertise, humor and perspective have helped students access the deepest principles of massage therapy.

Paul Fowler

Before discovering Thai massage, he taught for seven years in the Chicago Public Schools. He combines his years of teaching experience, as well as his training in Thailand, to communicate his knowledge simply and thoughtfully.

Sarah Mclaughlin  

Sarah travels to Thailand every few years to continue study with, Pichet Bonthumme. She has also completed extensive study, in Chi nei Tsang (Taoist Abdominal Massage). 

She is trained in pregnancy massage Sarah has also completed continuing education in Clinical Massage for Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Dysfunction, Myofascial Release for the Pelvis and Low Back, and Oncology Massage. 

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Jill Burynski a longtime yoga practitioner, wanted to integrate the benefits of yoga with the effectiveness of massage and bodywork among her lifetime of study she had many teachers, including masters at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai.

jill is Thai Massage Teacher approved by the Thai Ministry of Education. 

Jill founded Living Sabai, a continuing education company for massage therapists. 

Takashi Yoshizawa: has practiced and taught thai bodywork for many years both in Japan and worldwide. he is also has studied massage and basic shiatsu in Japan, Takashi's focus is thai massage and as an avid student he visits his main teacher Pichest Boonthamme every year 

Chris Ray : For the past thirteen years, I have traveled annually to Thailand, spending 1 to 2 months, not only to get my own body worked, but to continue my study in both Thai massage and Life. I have worked with many teachers there, but I always return to Master Pichest Boonthumme.

Pichest Boonthamme : Living in the house of his childhood in Hang Dong, not far from Chiang Mai, Pichest welcomes students from all over the world who come to him to learn about Thai massage. Of course, as anyone who has spent a lot of time with Pichest knows, Thai massage is only a small part of what he has to teach.

Those who come to him looking for technique might be disappointed when he throws their study guide across the room and says something like, “book no feel. . . you (grabbing their hand and placing it on someones shoulder) feel.” Pichest’s genius for understanding the body and the mind is an inspiration 


Nephyr Jacobsen is the director and founder of The Naga Center, and is preeminent in knowledge of traditional Thai medical arts with a passion for Thai bodywork and herbal medicine. She is a research maven, dedicated to finding authentic and in-depth information to pass on to her students.  Nephyr  wrote “Thai Herbal Medicine: Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony”, and "Seven Peppercorns: Traditional Thai Medical Theory for Bodyworkers".  

 Edita Malakauskaite has been training in both, US and Thailand numerous times, has studied with all the masters and run a thai massage business for many years.

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