Both are certified in Neural Reset Therapy, They offer their knowledge and practice to those who desire to connect with the inner spirits and experience unique healing techniques through touch and movement.
Nuad Bodywork is a massage practice established by Eun Jung Choi and Guillermo Ortega movement artists, educators, lifetime partners, certified Thai Bodywork practitioners, certified Orthopedic Massage therapists, and instructors. Their main goal is to offer quality and affordable services and education to those who are seeking healthy lifestyles and wellness through integrated bodywork and movement in Philadelphia.
Nuad Bodywork offers services including: Thai massage, Ashiatsu Barefoot massage, Abdominal massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal Massage, Orthopedic Massage and Neural Reset Therapy. Our home office is located in Germantown, Philadelphia near East Falls and Wissahickon Park.
Eun Jung, originally from Korea and Guillermo, originally from Mexico, started their careers as professional dancers/performers and later found their home in Philadelphia, dedicating themselves to teaching and art making. As deepening their practices in movement, they both discovered the profound connection and love for various modalities of bodywork, somatic practices, improvisation and integrated healing processes. We offer our knowledge and practice to those who desire to connect with the inner spirit and the body, and experience unique healing techniques through touch and movement.
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Eun Jung Choi, originally from South Korea, is a professional dance maker/instructor/performer and Thai massage practitioner. As a movement artist and a dance maker for the past 30+ years in the U.S., Korea and Mexico, Eun Jung have been privileged to work within intimate communities where physical contact has been an integral part of artistic practice and exploration. Her dance partners have brought care, compassion, clear intention and generosity to her work and have made her feel connected and nurtured and have promoted feel-good sensations that foster a sense of well-being and happiness. Eun Jung’s sense of physical contact within dance practice has been a dynamic healing path in many ways: physical, psychological and social. It is biology as much as it is psychology. Touch has been life itself in her own personal artistic expression.
As a movement artist, she initially became fascinated with Thai massage because its physical form and shape resemble partnering dance. The beauty and the benefits of Thai massage become so clear in her life that she began studying to become a Thai massage practitioner herself. Since 2014 she has traveled annually to Chiang Mai in Thailand to spend several months of intensive study with various and diverse teachers of Thai massage. She is also a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork, where she have studied to become a licensed massage therapist, primarily focusing on Western massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, myo-fascial, trigger point, sports and pre-natal massage. Through all of her training, she has come to understand some of the human behaviors that cause specific symptoms and pain, and she has also learned the power of being fully present to listen in her massage practice.
She takes many hours of continuing educations each year to advance and deepen her practice. Now, she is a certified Orthopedic Massage therapist, and Deep Feet Ashiatsu massage therapist. In addition to working independently, she currently works at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a part of ENT Wellness team to provide massage services to CHOP Otolaryngology surgeons and healthcare staff.
Guillermo Ortega (MFA, LMT, CMLDT) offers Integrated Thai bodywork, Abdominal Detox Massage, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Massage facilitates 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 to achieve wellness and keen awareness of their own bodies through massage to achieve a sense of balance and freedom. His work as a dancer, dance teacher, and pilates instructor informs his massage practice and understanding of body mechanics, kinetic chains, and training potential.
Guillermo’s massage journey started with traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand between 2014 and 2018 to study Thai bodywork. While in Thailand, he completed GTC 300-hour Teacher Training program at Thai Massage School (TMC). There he also studied several Thai massage modalities such as Jack Chaiya’s Nerve Touch Technique, Thara massage technique, Tok Sen, Karen Hill, Trigger Point Thai Massage, Reflexology, Amatarot, and Chi Nei Tsang. Back in the USA, he studied between 2017-18 at the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork, 700-hour training in Swedish massage, Sports massage, Trigger Points, Prenatal, and myofascial release among others. Further studies include Neural Reset Therapy, The Rossiter Stretching, Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Klose, myofascial release, and orthopedic massage with James Waslaski. Guillermo has worked as massage therapists for premium massage practices and spas such as at the Fitler Club in Philadelphia, and Susan Grave’s SoulSource Massage Therapy in Swarthmore, PA.
Past education includes a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the “Escuela Nacional de Danza Clasica y Contemporanea” in Mexico City as well as a MFA from Temple University. He was an adjunct professor at Rowan University and Temple University.