Gordon Waselnuk, Certified Practitioner
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.
In addition to my training in Thai yoga massage, I have complimented my experience and knowledge with Traditional Thai Foot Reflexology and Vipassana meditation. Combining these different disciplines has allowed me to blend techniques and develop a trusted and effective healing technique. This has greatly benefited my massage practice as it allows me to be more mindful. I am able to focus on a more compassionate and caring approach.
In the last three years, I have developed a private practice. I have also provided my massage services at a wellness spa in downtown Vancouver. I give workshops in stress reduction and meditation and have hosted them across Canada since 1996.
I am an authorized teacher as recognized by the International Society of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. I am currently teaching part-time at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
annual retreats at Wat Kowtham, Thailand
annual retreats at Wat Suen Mok, Thailand
Since 1993, I have also trained in Swedish deep tissue massage.
Thai Massage Training Certificates
Old Medicine Hospital, Beginners (60 hours)
Sunshine Network with Asokanada, Advanced (270 hours)
Sunshine Network with Asokanada, Teacher Training (360 hours)
Wat Po Traditional Medicine School, Bankok, Thailand, Foot Reflexology (40 hours)
Thai Yoga Massage(beginners) Vancouver, Dayalu (Alwin D'Angello) (60 hours)
- Lek Chaiya Nerve Touch Therapy and Medicinal Herb Packs Preparation (60 hours)
Authorized Teacher with the Sunshine Network with Asokanada
Authorized Teacher as recognized by the International Society of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Sunshine Massage School in Chang Mai, Dynamic Thai Massage (40 hours)
Registered Thai Therapist & Instructor with THAI. (500+ hours)
Many hours of private one on one training with various teachers, masters and ongoing practice.
New Workshops for 2018
- June 9th thru 17th, 2018
- November 3rd thru 11th, 2018
Please contact Gordon Waselnuk if you wish to have a workshop in your city. Time frame could be one day or various options is available.