Deanna Villa Thai Massage Master Teacher / Practitioner
The pioneer of Thai Massage in Toronto, Deanna Villa began her practice in 1998 and teaching in 2002. As the founder of Thai Massage Toronto (TMT) school and massage centre, she is an active and experienced Master Teacher / Practitioner and mentor.
As an accomplished teacher of Thai Massage & Meditation, Deanna has authored ten Thai Massage Manuals from beginner to advanced, recorded five instructional Thai massage DVD’s and an audio Mediation CD to accompany the Thai Massage Toronto Certification Training. Deanna’s extensive experience and expertise has led to media coverage, including interviews with City TV and Rogers TV, as well as national newspapers and magazines.
As an experienced Master Teacher of Thai Massage for the past 10 years, Deanna focuses on overall proficiency, a strong sense of body awareness, quality instruction, deep knowing, intention and an understanding of subtle body rhythms. Students will benefit from her easy and accurate conveyance of correct postures, subtle stances and peaceful movement.
Deanna has modified her teaching to focus on techniques that avoid injury and discomfort for the practitioner in union with sensing skills– known as the TMT method. Students learn a strong foundation of stability, alignment as well as focused attention to prevent injury, strain and fatigue while cultivating metta - loving kindness and sensing techniques.
Deanna’s masterful approach to teaching transformational Thai Massage techniques instills confidence and compassion in her students. Providing precise teaching and meticulous instruction, Deanna does not hold back and openly shares information with her students. Through the teaching of the physical application of metta (loving kindness), students leave Deanna’s classes ready to transform themselves and others.
Actively spreading the word about Thai Massage itself and working towards accreditation, Deanna has been involved with a number of boards and committees, including: Natural Health Practitioner of Canada (NHPC) Professional Development Committee, Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) Stakeholders Committee, Canadian Practitioners Association of Canada (CPAC) Board member.
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Juan Villa Thai Massage Teacher / Master Practitioner
Throughout his life, Juan has found himself in the role of trainer or guide. As a natural teacher, he was drawn to the healing arts and became a Thai Massage Practitioner in 2002. To further his healing path, Juan deepened his practice by travelling to Thailand for advanced training in 2004 and 2005. As a Reiki Master and Craniosacral Therapist, he has broadened his practice with these complementary modalities.
An intuitive Thai Massage Teacher, Juan takes a very hands-on approach with his students. The TMT method has a strong focus on the sensing aspect of Thai Massage, giving students the skills to customize their practice for individual client needs. Juan believes this knowledge can only be imparted through hands-on teachings – this is the essence of his instruction. In his teaching role at TMT, Juan gives individualized attention and guidance for every student. Students benefit and learn from his sensitive and straight-forward approach.
During one-on-one evaluation sessions, our Evaluating Instructor provides mentorship for students through meticulous, constructive feedback and adjustments. Providing students with massage treatments, they have the opportunity to experience Thai Massage from a skilled and experienced TMT Instructor / Senior Practitioner.