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Bio

Sasighan Prasertsri, LMT,
CE Approved Provider, The Founder

TRAINING

Sasighan Prasertsri (‘Sassy’ or ‘Ay’ to her friends) was born in Bangkok, Thailand where she first learned and studied the authentic Thai massage traditions at the Wat Po Traditional Medical School (Bangkok, Thailand) in 1999, the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai (TMC-Chiangmai, Thailand), the Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (Chiangmai,Thailand) in 2013 and Phenkhae Thai Traditional Medical School (Pathumthani,Thailand) in early 2017. Her prominent Thai Massage teachers include Dorkkaew Chumchoei, Wilai Riangpha and Phenkhae Wongsiri.

PROFESSIONAL PURSUITS

Upon moving to the U.S. in 2000, she found that her knowledge of Thai massage was unmatched in breadth and depth. In 2007, she earned her first license as an Esthetician from the Christian Valmy International Medical School (Manhattan)

Two years later, she became a New York State Licensed for Massage Therapist ( NY LMT  # 023021) from the Academy of Massage Therapy School in Hackensack, NJ and assumed ownership of Dusnee Thai Spa (2009-2016) from Dusnee Watana.

In 2015, she was named an Approved Provider (AP # 792) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). She is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach Continuing Education (CE) courses accepted by NY, FL and GA for LMT license renewal.

As an adjunct professor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM-NY) (Winter 2016—Fall 2017), Sassy instructed Thai Massage courses.

Sassy founded Authentic Thai Massage NYC in 2016. She now offers individual massage sessions as well as NYC’s only authentic Thai massage course, widely respected among professionals.

PHILOSOPHY

Sassy is proud to represent Thailand by practicing internationally known techniques to promote healing. She aims to spread her knowledge of authentic Thai massage by treating and training as many people as possible. Her practice is informed by Buddhist principles of healing, and by a patient, sensitive demeanor. Since Sassy performs massage as a spiritual practice, not a mere job, she is able to access unique intuition to optimize the energy flow of each individual client.