Louis Thiel LMT,CNMT has experience being both a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and a patient. His interest in therapeutic massage started as a teenager when he sustained many injuries while playing sports. In 2002, Louis entered the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport, CT. CCMT is one of the top accredited massage schools in the country. Two years later, Louis became nationally board certified in therapeutic massage and is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist.
Although trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, Louis’ interest is in Neuromuscular Therapy and the breaking down of scar tissue. It is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective therapy) points to relive pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance central nervous system. Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique Louis uses that involves applying pressue to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
Highly clinical, his approach is based on “body mapping;” formulating a postural assessment. This assessment is key to Louis’ success. He feels that before trigger points can be broken down, it is essential to address their root cause.
Louis’ clinical and intuitive approach benefits people of all ages. Younger patients come to him for sports maintenance and injury prevention. More mature patients are being treated for old injuries along with new ones. Louis believes that it is never too early or too late to get yourself educated.
Nina-Kanokwan Jatuparisuthiseen,LMT heard about massage when she was 7 years old. Her grandmother had herniated disc surgery. She had to recover and rehabilitate by using physical therapy along with massage therapy after surgery.
Nina had often seen a massage therapist come to her grandmother’s house to give her a massage session. Her grandmother said she always felt better after receiving a massage because it relaxed her body and mind, reduced pain and helped her sleep better at night.
In college Nina was very active participating in many exercise programs from basketball to badminton and head cheerleader. Now she practices yoga and dancing; Zumba, hip hop and ballet. Because of the physical activities that she enjoys doing affect her body tension and soreness. She uses Thai massage, sport massage and deep tissue massage regularly to improve performance, reduce pain, prevent injury, encourage focus and shorten recovery time which is the benefits from receiving a massage according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) suggestion. Massages are the essential part of Nina’s healthy athlete lifestyle.
In 2009, Nina decided to become a massage therapist herself because of her love for massage. She graduated from Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy.
Nina was born in Thailand and would like to embrace and share her background with ancient Thai massage. She continued her education in ITM International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her specialty in Thai massage comes from the heart and soul.
She is also a therapist board-certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork which is the highest voluntary credential attainable in the massage therapy and bodywork profession with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure.
She has received several hundred massage treatments using different techniques and countries such as Thailand, China, and Korea which helps her tremendously to understand how great massage is.
Moreover, meditation is the other area that she is interested in and practices frequently because a strong mind creates a strong body. In order to be able to give a good massage to her clients, she strongly believes that she needs to have a healthy mind and body to deliver positive energy from her mind through her hands with a support force of peaceful and compassion thought to make her clients feel extraordinary.