Guillermo’s main goal is to integrate massage treatment methods and knowledge in order to address individual clients’ needs. Massage has the potential to facilitate the body’s natural tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, which we call homeostasis or “feeling good”. Guillermo wants to help clients achieve homeostasis and to find a sense of balance and freedom. Guillermo’s past and present work as a dancer, dance teacher, Pilates instructor, and athlete informs both his massage practice and his understanding of body mechanics, kinetic chains, and the training potential of clients who are athletes.
Guillermo’s massage journey started with traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand between 2015 and 2018 to study Thai bodywork. This was meant to be a one year trip or two, but four years later Guillermo is scheduled to study some more in 2019! While in Thailand, he completed GTC 300-hour Teacher Training program at Thai Massage School (TMC). He has studied with several Thai massage gurus from whom he learned modalities such as Jack Chaiya’s Nerve Touch Technique (Jap-Sen), Thara massage technique, Tok Sen (Buddhist monk’s wooden hammer), Karen Hill, Trigger Point Thai Massage, Reflexology, and Chi Nei Tsang. Back in the USA, he studied from 2017-18 at the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork and completed a 700-hour training program in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Prenatal, and Myofascial Release, among others.
Past education includes a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the “Escuela Nacional de Danza Clasica y Contemporanea” in Mexico City as well as an MFA in Dance from Temple University. He is an adjunct professor at Rowan University and Temple University. Guillermo is a founding member of Germantown Wellness Collective and Nuad Boran Philadelphia.