Academy of Thai Massage, Energy Work, Cupping & Earth's Metta


Vicki Ramsdell

Vicki was introduced to yoga in 1968 when she began the study of eastern forms of health and wellness. She studied Thai massage and was certified by Kam Thye Chow in Montreal, Canada and his teacher, Asokananda in Thailand. Vicki’s greatest teacher was a blind Thai who taught her the art of integrating hands and spirit to heal and comfort.

She completed her advanced Certification of Thai Medical Massage and Herbal Medicine with Dr. C. Pierce Salguero. In August 2009, she became a certified teacher of Traditional Thai Medical Massage  following the Shivagakomarpaj lineage.

Vicki is an adjunct professor of Thai Medical Massage & Cupping at the New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, Onondaga School of Massage in Rochester & Syracuse and is a core teacher for the L.M.T Success Group. Vicki speaks nationally and internationally on Thai Massage, Thai Medicine and Cupping. 

As a leading expert on the treatment of neuro-muscular diseases using Thai Medical Massage, Vicki’s clientele range from those who suffer from life altering diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, and fibromyalgia to those who see her for preventative therapy. The Gateway Chapter of the MS Society has recently recognized Thai Massage as an effective treatment of MS. Vicki speaks regularly at MS Society events and is an advocate on Thai Medical Massage and it’s therapeutic benefits for MS patients.

Combining the knowledge of Cupping learned in the east with classes through International Cupping Therapy Association and Ace Cupping she has developed a unique Cupping system that combines Thai, TCM and Modern Cupping techniques. She is the Cupping professional advisor and educator for the Lure Essentials.

Vicki’s love of Traditional Medicine and her natural understanding of body and spirit, makes her the perfect teacher to hand down these sacred healing arts. All of her classes are stimulating and packed with knowledge that only a therapist with thousands of hours of experience would have. 

She is a licensed massage therapist and body worker, a former EMT/paramedic, a certified yoga instructor, and has taught meditation at several Missouri colleges. 

This statement acknowledges our status as an NCBTMB Approved Provider: 

Vicki Kemner-Ramsdell is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. It is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal. She is approved by the CE Broker for Florida & Georgia.

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