Michael Sitzer

  • NC License #: 10273
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20 years of massage experience and still loving every moment!

 Michael has been exploring and sharing exceptional bodywork for two decades... Starting his career with a ten year immersion at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA, he became a senior therapist in their Healing Arts department as well as a core faculty member of their School of Massage.  He is professionally trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Clinical Massage, Kripalu Bodywork, Traditional Thai Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy and Yoga Therapy. His signatur...

 Michael has been exploring and sharing exceptional bodywork for two decades... Starting his career with a ten year immersion at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA, he became a senior therapist in their Healing Arts department as well as a core faculty member of their School of Massage.  He is professionally trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Clinical Massage, Kripalu Bodywork, Traditional Thai Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy and Yoga Therapy. His signature session is in ‘Thai Yoga Bodywork,’ which blends all these modalities into a creative and therapeutic healing art. He has literally given thousands of treatments and continues to offer massage sessions part time, while devoting more time to teaching and being with his family.
    Michael began his studies of Thai Massage in 1998 with an intensive offered by Ananda Apfelbaum at the Omega Institute. He then journeyed to Thailand to meet her teacher, master Pichest Boonthume. Michael has returned to Thailand seven times to further his practice. He has also worked closely with Kam Thye Chow, Ken Nelson & Jonas Westring. 
   After leaving Kripalu in 2010, Michael relocated to Asheville to teach ‘Clinical Massage’ at Ab Tech College and began offering continuing education courses.  Michael has developed a complete Thai Yoga Bodywork certification training including a manual, a DVD & an online video course which has been presented at Kripalu Center and across the country beginning in 2000. He is an approved continuing education (CE) provider, accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB # 451645-11). He also holds a N.C. massage license (#10273).
   Michael is well known and respected for his heart centered approach to his treatments, his workshops and his life. Michael's passion for therapeutic touch and inspirational teaching motivates him to continue to share this work around the world...

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NC # 10273

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by JEAN on May 19
Michael is a fabulous bodyworker and lovely person. Highly recommended!
by Kaitlin on Dec 30
Absolutely an incredible experience! I've had hundreds of Thai massages while living in Thailand- and none of them compared to what Michael did! His knowledge of anatomy- mixed with an exact touch- equaled an overall wonderful experience. I'd refer anyone wanting to feel more open, become more body aware or who deals with any physical pain, strain or pain. I'll most definitely be coming back!
by Vicky on Aug 30
I've had many, many Thai massages both in both here in the States and in Thailand - and the treatment I had from Michael is right up there with the best. His work is faithful to the spirit of traditional Thai massage. I can't wait to go back.
by Kelly on Aug 29
Michael is incredibly skilled and intuitive in his approach and holds a lovely space for his clients. Every treatment I do with him, I truly get some "me time" and am able to relax deeply and fully.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Thai Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Thai Massage