Therapeutic Thai was created as an expression of Sierra's passion for Thai yoga massage, and her means to share it's therapeutic value with the wider community. Sierra is located in Thousand Oaks, California. Sierra is a student of Pichest Boonthumme and has lived and studied extensively in Thailand.
Sierra Velasquez is a licensed massage therapist and has actively worked with clients since 2002. She has worked in diverse settings such as elite spas, notably with the Forbes 5-Star Spa award winning Mandarin-Oriental Hotel Group, physical therapy clinic settings, and exclusive sports performance facilities. As a team member of Revive Touch Wellness and HannaLe Healing Arts, she worked with top poker players throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and North Africa.
Sierra’s life changed after meeting her teacher, the legendary Thai massage Master Pichest Boonthumme of northern Thailand. She has lived in Chiang Mai and annually visits Pichest’s home based school to learn from him, and his unique, highly effective methods of working with the body. Indigenous healing can not be read about to be learned, only felt and learned through hands-on guidance and daily practice.
Sierra has worked with professional athletes, celebrities, musicians, renowned yoga instructors, and others across the globe, but is now based in Los Angeles, California and available for home appointments by referral. Therapeutic Thai is her means of sharing the body wisdom lessons learned through years of training and practice with the wider community, including volunteering sessions for the disabled community.
A forever student.
With love and respect, I continue to visit my teacher and continue learning his lessons.
“Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India seva was believed to help one's spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community.
Lineage is passed on from teacher to student.
There are many styles of bodywork and Thai massage. Every teacher has their own way of movement.