Faculty

Our Instructors

Our knowledgeable faculty provides hands-on instruction for our 500-hour program, designed to prepare you for a career as a certified massage therapist.
Marty Morales

Marty Morales

Founder of the Morales Method®, Certified Advanced Rolfer™, MBA
"Education for the Serious Bodyworker"
info@MoralesMethod.com

http://www.moralesmethod.com
CAMTC # 42760

Marty, has been in private practice since 2002 and teaching students throughout the U.S. and internationally since 2006.  Based in San Francisco, California, Marty is the founder of the Morales Method® of Manual Therapy and Body Conditioning, and has enjoyed bringing his way of working to students throughout the world and helping thousands of people with pain relief. A published author, Marty has written “Morales Method® Core Integration Therapy-A Unique Approach to Structural Integration Bodywork” and “Mastering Body Mechanics – A Visual Guide for Bodyworkers”, now in its second edition, plus numerous articles for Massage and Bodywork Magazine. Specializing in spinal mechanics, Marty sees a variety of clients seeking relief from neck and low back pain. His Rolfing lineage can be seen to the right.

About Marty:

  • Certified Advanced Rolfer™, CMT
  • MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • In private practice since 2003
  • Over 10,000 hours of private practice logged
  • Read testimonials here
  • Founder of the Morales Method® of Manual Therapy & Body Conditioning
  • Author: Mastering Body Mechanics, 2nd Ed and Morales Method® Core Integration Therapy
  • Creator of the Morales Method® Core Integration Therapist Program
  • Established the Morales Method® Deep Tissue Therapist Program
  • Maintain a thriving practice in San Francisco & Santa Monica, CA
  • Continually learning and attending courses/conferences to keep up with the latest in industry advancements

About Marty’s classes:

  • Teaching since 2006
  • NCBTMB and BOC approved continuing education provider
  • For testimonials, click here
  • Currently teaching in California, Nevada, Washington, Japan and Switzerland.
  • Online school coming soon.
Keith G. Wagner

Keith G. Wagner

CHt/CMT/RYT-200
Yoga | Bodywork | Hypnotherapy
K.WAG@THAI-YOGI.COM

www.thai-yogi.com
CAMTC #57733

Keith G. Wagner is a certified massage therapist (CMT), yoga teacher (RYT-200), and hypnotherapist (CHt) based in Sacramento, California.

Keith has studied Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage School, Sunshine Massage School and with Ajahn (master teacher) Pichest Boonthumme.

In the United States, Keith has studied Nerve Touch (Jap Sen) Thai Massage at the Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage (Nevada City), and with veteran Thai Massage Teachers/Therapists Bob Haddad and Tim Holt.

Keith is a certified teacher of the Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage School courses. To learn more about Keith and his integrated approach to yoga, bodywork and hypnotherapy, visit www.thai-yogi.com or write
to Keith at k.wag@thai-yogi.com.

Robert Gazso

Robert Gazso

Pain/Injury Rehabilitation Specialist
robertgazso@gmail.com

www.bobgazso.com 
CAMTC #68571

Rehabilitation Specialist
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT, NMR)
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
Clinical Massage Therapist

Bob Gazso: specializes in working with pain issues, injury and post surgical rehabilitation, as well as performance enhancement.  His training includes over 20 years of clinical experience as a certified massage therapist, 5,000+ hours of advanced training, and advanced certification in the most cutting edge soft tissue and neurological treatment techniques and he have achieved one of the highest levels of training in the city of San Francisco. He has over 1000 hours of teaching experience including Sports Injury and Chronic Pain and Functional Anatomy courses.

He also have worked with top athletes such as professional major league baseball player, Jayson Werth, and that just four hours prior to his game time, and, professional cyclist, Paul Solon, and, the track athlete Brianna Stuart who finished #1 in the United States in the NCAA several days afterwards and another NCAA track athlete named Vashti Thomas, as well Oracle’s America’s cup team. Besides that, he also worked for the Gaelic football team, the Ulster who finished first in the North American Championship.

His curriculum vitae includes a full body certification in Active Release Technique (ART), Level 3 certification in Neurokinetic Technique (NKT), advanced certification in Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR), and Masters of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Rehabilitation Science from the California University of Pennsylvania.

Active Release Technique (ART) is also very effective for resolving pain and is used by professional sports teams, including the SF Giants and SF 49ers. These approaches represent the future of rehabilitation as they are focused getting to the root cause of the injury, not just treating the site of pain. The result is a quicker rehabilitation with decreased incidence of re-injury.

Additionally, he teach Sports Injury and Functional Anatomy at the Institute of Conscious Bodywork and teach his own anatomy tutorials for bodyworkers, physical therapists, and many of health and wellness professionals as he was selected from over a hundred NKT practitioners to teach tutorials for the Bay Area.

Pratapjai Duangpatra

Pratapjai Duangpatra

President, Bodhi Panya Institute
10 years founding Suchada Thai Massage
info@bodhipanya.com

CAMTC #21163

Pratapjai “Apple”  Duangpatra has been a certified massage therapist  for the past 10 years.  She is the founder and owner of Suchada Traditional Thai Massage, the largest facility dedicated to traditional Thai massage in San Francisco. She grew up in Thailand and has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 1991.  She study computer art and design in San Francisco. She spent approximately 10 years as a web designer in San Francisco Silicon Valley.

She study Thai massage at Wat Po, Thailand and SF School of Massage in 2005. She started Suchada Traditional Thai Massage in August 2007. Suchada was the first traditional Thai massage place to be approved by the city of San Francisco to perform Thai massage, on a mat on the floor- as it is practiced in Thailand. Suchada is the leader in Thai massage industry in bay area.

Bodywork training:  Wat Po Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School – Bangkok, Thailand Certified Advanced Thai Therapeutic and Healing Massage, Traditional Thai massage, foot reflexology, basic Thai pharmacy, history, knowledge and application of Thai massage.

SF School of Massage – San Francisco: Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, deep tissue and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, TMJ, anatomy & physiology.

INSTRUCTOR OPENINGS

We are looking for enthusiastic, qualified people to join our team of instructors at Bodhi Panya Institute. You must be certified as a massage therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council and have at least three years of professional massage therapy experience. Prior teaching experience is desired, but is not required. We are building and staffing our massage program and you will have the opportunity for significant input into our classes and school. We have instructor openings for many of our classes and can arrange class times to fit your schedule. You can teach an entire course or one or more modules within a course. We offer competitive pay and a new, spacious teaching environment. If you are interested in teaching please fill in Instructor Employment Application

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Our program meets five days a week for 6 hours each day and additional 2 hours for extensive class.

Class times: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 PM (lunch break) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.