Taking place over a 9-week period, from April 22 to June 24, 2018, the Season of Wellness at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok will bring together some of the most highly respected and forward-thinking wellness gurus in the industry.
The hotel and residences on Sukhumvit Soi 39 in the heart of the Thai capital, is flying in experts from the U.S., Samui, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong so that visitors to the city, as well as local residents, can take advantage of their highly-trained skills to improve their own mental and physical wellbeing.
The four Masters of Wellness are:
- Roger Moore, an expert massage and wellness therapist
- Ronald Veldhuis, a Peak Performance Coach who is all about giving you inner power as well as peace of mind
- Richard Wickes, a talented Clinical Massage Therapist who aims to reunite the body and mind in a balanced union
- Stephen Kirwin, who, having worked with some of the world’s top athletes and Hollywood stars, specializes in deep tissue healing and release
Bjorn Richardson, General Manager said, “With today’s always-connected and ultra-hectic lifestyles, we wanted to bring in some of the world’s best wellness practitioners so that guests learn from them, enjoy their treatments, and discover how best to find balance within themselves for a healthier and happier life. The Season of Wellness is spread out over nine weeks so that as many people as possible can benefit from the different treatments and therapists as possible.”
Masters of Wellness
Roger Moore has worked in the wellness and health industry for over 26 years with the last 17 of those being based in the Kingdom of Thailand, a country well-known for its spas and holistic retreats. He has trained with some of the most respected and highly regarded masters and teachers and has even studied with North American and South American shamans. He specializes in both Western and Western schools of wellness and was one of the original start-up members of the famous Cowshed Spa and Products in the UK. Roger will be taking part in 137 Pillars’ Season of Wellness on April 22–27, 2018; May 14–18, 2018; and June 25–29, 2018.
Ronald Veldhuis has more than 25 years of experience. Today he lives and works on Koh Samui as a Peak Performance Coach, Athletics Coach, Bootcamp Instructor, Expedition Leader, Superfood & Detox Consultant and Meditation Practitioner. One of his more unusual therapies is the Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound and Vibration Healing Therapy using hand-made Tibetan singing bowls that he says, “unblock limiting flow, thoughts, energy, and patterns”. Ronald will be taking part in 137 Pillars’ Season of Wellness on May 22–29, 2018.
Stephen Kirwin has been a practicing neuromuscular and orthopedic sports massage therapist for over 22 years. Stephen is a 12-time Ironman triathlon finisher and has competed in numerous other mountain bike races and trail running races. He has worked directly with Ironman champions Scott Tinley and Dave Scott, as well as with the well-known Hollywood producer, Oliver Stone. With well over 20 years of endurance race experience, Stephen knows the body in motion as well as all the muscular dysfunction and pain that can hinder an active lifestyle and healthy workplace. Stephen believes that passive non-direct massage therapy styles often leave the body in a state of reflexive stress from not getting the release one needs for healing, detoxification, injury rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Stephen ties in a unique blend of structural integration, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cranial sacral therapy, and deep tissue therapy. He currently has private practices in integrative wellness centers in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Finland, Turkey, and Belgium. Stephen will be taking part in 137 Pillars’ Season of Wellness on June 12–17, 2018.
Richard Wickes is a gold medal-winning Kung Fu Master and has been practicing Tai Chi for more than 25 years. He’s also a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist and has trained as a naturopath and psychologist. He specializes in osteopathic techniques and energy therapy, which when combined are called integrated fascia therapy. His background also includes certifications in fascia therapy oriented in muscular therapy, fascia neural therapy, fascia digestion therapy, fascia reproduction therapy, fascia osteopathic therapy, cranial sacral therapy, and emotional release. Richard is currently researching a new book mapping emotions to body sensations with a new method he’s called Emotional Grammar. He will be taking part in 137 Pillars’ Season of Wellness on June 19–24, 2018.