Sierra Velasquez

Sierra Velasquez has studied extensively with the legendary Thai healer Ajarn Pichest Boonthumme while living in northern Thailand for several years. She has taught Thai massage workshops in Bangkok and LA. Sierra has been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years, working in rehabilitation settings as well as elite spas, and is presently a spa manager and therapist trainer for Equinox in Westlake Village, California.  She has served as a Thai therapist for the renowned Mandarin-Oriental Hotel Group, Las Vegas and as a member of the European Poker Tour’s wellness team, Revive Touch. Sierra’s mission is to share the authentic spirit and methodology of Thai massage and Thai Buddhism as learned by her teacher Pichest Boonthumme. True Thai bodywork is never a rote sequence of memorized movements, but instead a creative and intuitive flow of deeply satisfying compressions and stretching based on the receiver’s unique body constitution along with prayers and offerings to Jivaka Komarpaj, the doctor of Buddha and originator of Thai massage.


  • Deep Tissue
  • General Massage & Bodywork
  • Thai Yoga Massage

Healing Description

Authentic Thai massage is: unique to each person, works with Thai Sen lines, deeply therapeutic and affects musculoskeletal range of motion and circulatory system immediately. When one can create movements and diagnose what is good for, and not good for the receiver’s body type, the most help can be given.
Authentic Thai massage is not: a memorized sequence of movements that are given to each receiver in the same way and/or same order. This is the most common type of Thai bodywork currently being taught.


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