Why is self-care important?
Getting a Thai massage and practicing yoga is not only for people rehabilitating injuries or managing pain. It’s for EVERYONE who wishes to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Self-care is not selfish, and should not be seen as a luxury. It’s one of the most important steps you can take towards feeling good about yourself, boosting your energy levels and achieving your goals in life. When your body is aligned and balanced, your mind naturally follows the direction of positivity.
I am here to help and support you through your wellness journey, making your body feel stronger and more open and your mind feeling recharged and empowered.
Who am I?
I am Yuki Tsuji, a licensed Thai Massage therapist / teacher and yoga instructor. I also have a background in acrobatics and am one of the leading AcroYoga teachers globally.
I have been a teacher and a coach in many different disciplines for the last 14 years, including yoga, Thai massage, AcroYoga, handstand / acrobatics, skydiving and body flight. In addition to my therapeutic practice, I instruct Thai massage, yoga and AcroYoga and offer workshops and private coaching both locally and across the United States.
My path to Thai Massage was through my AcroYoga practice in 2008. Prior to that, massage had not been a regular part of my self-care routine and I had no idea of how beneficial it would be to me, or how much I could enjoy giving and receiving Thai Massage. My focus used to be on participating in the activities and pushing my body to the limit, not considering the recovery and self-care. In the end, I ended up with some injuries that are results of neglecting my body’s warnings. After receiving some Thai massage sessions, I knew that I wanted this healing modality to be an essential part of my life to heal myself, and also a way to help other athletes and active people feel better in their body.
Through receiving Thai Massage I not only relieved pain and tightness but also started to feel more balanced in myself and, through giving Thai Massage, I feel a great sense of calm and of being grounded, while also feeling more open physically. I found myself enjoying being more nurturing through giving and I felt ready to explore the softer side of myself.
Thai Massage gives me even deeper connection with people, it involves my movements and breaths synchronizing with theirs, mutually creating a flow and rhythm that we call the “Thai Massage dance”. It brings me a great sense of freedom as well as empathy. I am happy to be able to share the enormous benefits I have experienced with others and to witness the positive effects on my clients.
Outside of Thai Massage and Yoga, since growing up in Japan, being active has always been a huge part of my life. Yoga practice became a major part of my life later, when I moved to the United States for college. I used to be a certified skydiving instructor and have competed in skydiving at both the Collegiate Nationals and Nationals. Since moving to Boulder, Colorado, the mountains have become a major part of my life and climbing, backcountry skiing and trail running have become my major passions outside of my yoga and massage work.
My passion is for promoting the benefits of Thai massage and yoga as part of a holistic approach to health and wellness. I provide in-depth personal care and attention, catered to the individual needs of my clients, with mindfulness and receptivity. My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the physical and mental benefits that my clients gain from incorporating these practices into their daily lives, and using my broad experience to guide my clients – wherever they may be on their personal wellness journeys.
I am deeply curious about the human body and mind and learn every day from my clients. I am curious about YOU, the whole you – your lifestyle, your passions, your goals in life and what works for you, mentally physically and emotionally. I consider it a great privilege to be able to learn from my clients as this allows me to grow as a practitioner, and as a person, through my work.
My active lifestyle, and experience dealing with the injuries that have come with this, means that I have a deep understanding of the needs of athletes. Tailoring Thai massage and yoga practices to the functional and rehabilitation needs of athletes is one of my specialties, and an area in which I see exceptional results in improving my clients’ health and performance.
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or new to the concept of self-care, seeking to rehabilitate an injury, boost your athletic performance, or simply enhance your physical and mental wellbeing, I would love to hear from you!
My details can be found on the contact page of my website , please reach out if you would like to discuss how I can help you meet your health and wellness requirements.
For new clients, I am currently running a special offer of 10% off your first session – for details or to make a booking please book here. In addition, I offer special rates for my regular customers wishing to purchase multiple sessions – for details please click here.
A full list of my currently scheduled public yoga classes can be found here.
- Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and a Continuing Education Provider
- Senior Certified AcroYoga Immersion Teacher
- Licensed Massage Therapist focusing on Thai Massage
- CPR/First Aid Certified
- B.A. in Psychology at University of Massachusetts in Boston
Yoga Teaching Significance
- Teaching at Wanderlust Yoga & Music Festival in Stratton VT and Snowmass CO in 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Teaching at Telluride Yoga Festival in 2016, 2017
- Teaching at Hanuman Yoga & Music Festival in Boulder CO (2014, 2013 & 2012)
- Teaching at 16th International Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder CO in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
- Teaching at Divine Play AcroYoga Festival in CA & OR (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010)