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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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Ae Songzen is a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner (CTMP) who started her career working along side her grandfather in a remote village located in her home country of Thailand. Ae's grandfather is well known for his ability to heal with his hands using Thai massage and passed this knowledge onto Ae. Then Ae joined an international team on a large Caribbean cruise ship where she was able to pursue her interest to help people in a completely different setting.
Ae learned Thai massage formally through an intense program with an instructor from Thailand. She has studied countless hours to perfect her skills and knowledge in the healing traditions of Thailand. She has combined her informal knowledge taught in the oral tradition with her grandfather along with her formal structured education from a certified instructor at the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand.
Both educational experiences have helped prepare Ae to provide therapuetic Thai massage and other forms of bodywork for you. To schedule a massage with Ae, call (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Angelique Jean is a Certified Advanced Thai Massage Practitioner (CTMP). Angelique has dedicated herself to a life long journey of learning, growing, and developing within the field of healing arts. She has studied extensively at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts with teachers Sararut Pilakun Roylance and David Roylance. Her journey in learning to help others through healing started with her own pursuit of healing. Prior to learning Thai massage, Angelique suffered from chronic hip, leg, and back pain. As she learned the Thai healing arts, she applied this knowledge to her own healing and health. Within a short period of time, she discovered the effectiveness of the healing arts as her body began to heal.
There is no learning experience more profound than experiencing your own healing. Angelique is ready to help you with your health issues through the Thai healing arts.
Angelique's unique understanding of how the body heals makes her a perfect choice for your next massage session. Schedule with Angelique at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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Yvonne Perett is a Certified Advanced Thai Massage Practitioner (CTMP) that has studied Thai massage and traditional healing arts practices just like in Thailand.
Yvonne started her massage therapy career and training in 2008 at a well known massage therapy school. She later grew an interest in Thai massage and sought out detailed instruction at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA. Yvonne is also certified in pregnancy massage. For several years, Yvonne worked within the spa setting at a busy and active spa in the DC area.
Later, Yvonne decided to travel to many parts of the world as a backpacker before settling back into the Washington DC area. As she thought over her goals, passions, and interests, she chose to advance her Thai massage training and experience through the countless educational opportunities at the Thai Institute.
During her extensive training and practical experience, Yvonne chose to pursue career opportunities at the Thai Institute that would allow her to offer her passion to help others through the healing arts - massage therapy.
Schedule a massage with Yvonne at (703) 522-8424 or schedule online.
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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 a traditional Thai medical doctoral candidate in the disciplines of doctor of herbal medicine, herbal pharmacy, and traditional OB/GYN (Thai midwifery).
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.