Thai Bodywork

Nuat Boran in Thai = Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Body work

the benefits of massage, yoga & energy work in one nurturing dance

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About Robert Wootton

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Article: Three Essential Parts of Thai Bodywork

Article: Varieties of Thai Massage

Article: What Led Me To Thailand

Dr Robert Wootton

Robert Wootton, PhD, LMBT, has degrees in Philosophy, Education, and Linguistics and has taught in several universities.  

Robert Wootton









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David Hildebrand

He lived and worked in Thailand and other Asian countries for six years.  He speaks Thai and knows the culture and religion.  He was one of the first Americans to train with Thai masters of Nuat Boran, studying two major styles: the so-called “northern style” of Chiang Mai and Jap Sen.

Robert has practiced Thai Massage for 20 years and taught workshops for 10.  In his years of experience with clients he has developed a style that is comfortable and effective for Americans: gentle but deep, smooth flowing and meditative with energy work.  (See Robert’s article Varieties of Thai Massage).

Robert also gives presentations on Thailand, Buddhism, and meditation.  He lives and practices near Asheville, and his hobby is dancing.

Robert is both nationally certified and licensed as a massage and bodywork therapist (NC license 3731, GA license MT001842).  He is also approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) as a continuing education provider.  (NCBTMB provider 288581-00)

Contact Robert at 828-645-0647 or  email ThaiBodyWork.


Read two interviews with Robert about the spiritual background for his approach to Thai Massage. One appeared in “The Flagpole” in Athens, GA, March 29, 2006, titled “The Journey From Conscientious Objection to Thai Massage”. The second was in “The Athens Banner-Herald” September 21, 2006, titled “Spiritual Tradition”.