It all began when I lived in Hong Kong. During my eighteen months there, I visited China on three separate occasions and it was there that I discovered many different forms of massage and bodywork. I began my studies in the history of bodywork. Throughout my schooling I learned that, in those cultures, while modern doctors are available to the people some still choose more traditional forms of medicine and healing.
During the late 1980's, I visited Thailand and became enchanted by the traditional healing arts. Unfortunately, at that time, there were limited places to learn the art of Thai massage. Then, during the early 1990's, I was happy to learn a trend had started which saw many Thai massage schools open their doors to individuals wanting to learn the art of massage.
By 1993, I had started making annual treks to Thailand. My studies have taken me to various schools in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and I also learned and worked with other private teachers. I have also had the pleasure of working as an assistant teacher with Asokananda, a highly regarded Thai massage master teacher and author. He conducts classes in a small hill tribe village north of Chiang Mai.