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Deanna Villa

Thai Massage Instructor

Doctorate of Natural Medicine®

Licensed Holistic Practitioner
Reflexology Certified
Pilates & Yoga Certified
Instructor Specialist
in Movement & Meditation



  • Founded Thai Massage Toronto in 1998
  • Teaches internationally and NOW Online Live with Zoom
  • Authored 10 Thai Massage instructional manuals
  • Recorded 6 instructional DVD’s: Thai Massage and Table Thai Massage
  • Recorded a Mindful Meditation CD.
  • Featured on City TV and Rogers TV
  • Articles published in national newspapers and magazines

The pioneer of Thai Massage in Toronto & North America, leading our industry.

Deanna is a bright light with healing hands and an open heart, generously sharing her wisdom.  Deanna Villa began her practice in 1998 and teaching in 2002. As the founder of Thai Massage Toronto (TMT) School & Massage Centre, she is an active and experienced Instructor, mentor with over 50 000 hands-on hours in the treatment room & classroom.  Deanna has expanded, transformed and developed her practice evolving into our TMT Method.

Accomplished Trainer, Expert of Thai Massage & Meditation

Deanna has authored ten Thai Massage Manuals on the mat & massage table, beginner to advanced, recorded six instructional Thai massage DVD’s and an audio Mediation CD to accompany the Thai Massage Toronto Certification Training. Deanna’s extensive teaching experience and expertise have led to media coverage, including interviews with City TV and Rogers TV, as well as national newspapers and magazines.


Experienced Master Trainer Specialist of Thai Massage for the past 24 years

Deanna focuses on overall proficiency, a strong sense of body awareness, quality instruction, deep knowing, intention and an understanding of subtle body rhythms. Students will benefit from her easy and accurate conveyance of correct postures, subtle stances, and peaceful movement.


A masterful approach to teaching transformational Thai Massage

instills confidence and compassion in her students.  Providing precise teaching and meticulous instruction, Deanna does not hold back and openly shares information and hands-on skills with her students.  Through the teaching of the physical application of metta (loving-kindness), students leave Deanna’s classes ready to transform themselves and others.

Actively spreading the word

about Thai Massage itself and working towards accreditation, Deanna has been actively involved with a number of boards, committees and faculty at Massage and  Yoga Conferences, including Natural Health Practitioner of Canada (NHPC): Professional Development Committee & Presenter,  Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS): Stakeholders Committee, Canadian Practitioners Association of Canada (CPAC): Board member, Toronto Yoga Conference: Faculty/Presenter.


Deanna’s Thai Massage lineage of Instructors:

Old Medicine Hospital,  Chiang Mai, Thailand Lineage
2004-2005 Pichest Boonthumme – Thai Advanced Meridian System & Techniques
2003 Canadian Practitioner’s Association of Asian Medicine:  Thai Massage Instructor
2000-2004 Kam Thye Chow – Levels 1-4 Thai Massage & Ayurveda & Instructor Training
1998-2000  Anthony James –  Levels 1-3
1998 Daniel Brochu – Thai Massage Level 1


Deanna’s Education 1998-present:

2021 CMTO: RMT: Registered Massage Therapist in good standing
2019 Oxford College: Massage Therapy Graduate
2018 Ontario College Of Reflexology – Certified Reflexologist
2018 Stott Pilates Trained : Connie Ierullo – Reformer Beginner & Intermediate  / Injuries & Special Populations
2018 Holistic Bodyworks: Tina Aurelio – Pilates Mat Teacher Training 105hrs Certification
2018 Myofascial ReleaseJohn F. Barnes P.T. – Level 1 Myofascial Release
2016 Yoga City: Mary Vivilechia – Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr YTT
2007 Anatomy TrainsTom Myers – The Neck: Soft Tissue Master Class
2006 Anatomy TrainsTom Myers – Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians
2006 Centre For AyurvedaAndrea Olivera – Ayurveda Scalp Massage
2005  PothiyalaiJasmine – Awakening the Healing Energies & Energy Healing
2004 New Earth InstituteDr June Ann Kelly – The Meridian Medicine System
2004 Pichest Boonthumme – Thai Advanced Meridian System & Techniques
2003 Canadian Practitioner’s Association of Asian Medicine:  Thai Massage Instructor
2003 Kam Thye Chow Lotus Palm School –  Thai Massage Instructor Training
2002 Kam Thye Chow Lotus Palm School – Levels 3 & 4 Thai Massage & Ayurveda, Instructor Training
2001 Ayurveda – Vaidya R.K.Mishra – Ayurveda – Marma Points
2000 Kam Thye Chow: Lotus Palm School – Certification Levels 1&2 Thai Massage
2000 Evaline Fleurman – Reiki Master – Reiki Level 1
2000  International Thai Therapy Association: Shifu Anthony James –  Nuad Thai Level 3
1999  International Thai Therapy Association: Shifu Anthony James –  Nuad Thai Level 2
1999 School of Colon Therapy & Natural Health: Barbara Towns RN – Cleansing, Detoxifying Body Wraps
1999 International Thai Therapy Association: Shifu Anthony James – Nuad  Thai Level 1
1998 School of Colon Therapy & Natural Health:  Danielle Brochu – Thai Massage Intro Workshop


Book a Thai Massage treatment with Deanna $200/hr

session times available: 1hr – 3 hrs

1.00 hr -$200
1.25 hrs – $250
1.50 hrs – $300
2.00 hrs – $400
2.50 hrs – $500
3.00 hrs – $600


Off site/in home visits have an extra charge for travel & set up




Deanna’s teaching style – sample video:

Juan Villa

Instructor  / Master Practitioner

Throughout his life, Juan has found himself in the role of trainer or guide.  As a natural teacher, he was drawn to the healing arts and became a Thai Massage Practitioner in 2002.  To further his healing path, Juan deepened his practice by traveling to Thailand for advanced training in 2004 and 2005.  As a Reiki Master and Craniosacral Therapist, he has broadened his practice with these complementary modalities.

An intuitive Thai Massage Teacher, Juan takes a very hands-on approach with his students.  The TMT method has a strong focus on the sensing aspect of Thai Massage, giving students the skills to customize their practice for individual client needs.  Juan believes this knowledge can only be imparted through hands-on teachings – this is the essence of his instruction.  In his teaching role at TMT, Juan gives individualized attention and guidance for every student. Students benefit and learn from his sensitive and straight-forward approach.

Lineage of Teaches: Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2002-2004 – Deanna Villa
2004-2005 Pichest Boonthumme
Teacher training:
2008-2010- Deanna Villa




“After studying Thai Massage in Thailand, I was looking for advanced courses and found TMT online. I was eager to take courses with Deanna. She is very humble and compassionate, and has great energy. I enjoy being around her and Juan. He is a very good listener and has given me good advice for my practice. They are very supportive and demonstrate metta (loving kindness) to all of their students. I’m very grateful and happy for the opportunity to be part of TMT. I don’t know anyone who could have taught me as well as Deanna and Juan have.”

Nutjaree, Senior Thai Practicioner

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