Get to know Debby
As a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Anatomy Trains® Structural Integrator, and a Thai massage practitioner and trainer, Debby offers a wide range of services to clients in her private practice in Charlotte, NC. As a NCBTMB approved provider, she created her Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints training and have taught at various yoga studios in the U.S. and abroad. Her other workshops are Anatomy Behind the Movement, The Art of Assist in Yoga, and Restorative Yoga.
Debby’s career in the health and wellness field began as a yoga instructor in 2005. After receiving her massage license in 2011 she studied a mind-body style of acupressure at the Cayce Reilly School of Massage in Virginia and integrated acupoints with Thai massage. With a thirst to learn more in the areas of anatomy, movement and bodywork, Debby became full body certified in Active Release Techniques®, certified in Anatomy Trains® Structural Integration and certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) as well as attended anatomy and movement-based trainings all over the country.
Currently, her clienteles are those who seek her for bodywork specifically Anatomy Trains Structural Integration or Thai bodywork for stretching and acupressure or spot treatment on myofascial tissue to address injuries or problem areas. Yoga practitioners seek Debby for one-on-one private yoga instruction and/or attend her group yoga classes. She believes in structural Integrity as the essential part of balancing the body from dysfunctional and compensatory patterns. Debby brings attention to her students about their own bodies' movement patterns and alignment as she navigates them throughout their yoga practice. Most clients initial visit starts with the SFMA assessment to pinpoint the areas of the body that requires attention. With her intuitive sense, years of movement and bodywork experience, and multiple trainings she acquired in the last decade from highly regarded institutions in the myofascial field, Debby is able to connect with her clients and successfully work with them to achieve their goals.
She is grateful for this profession and plans to continue in this field that has chosen her.
Studio: Charlotte, NC
Debby's workshops are taught in locations across the United States and abroad.
Certifications and registrations
-Certified Anatomy Trains® Structural Integrator
-NCBTMB Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork #758911
-Licensed massage and bodywork Therapy NC#11081
-Thai Yoga Massage with Acupoints trainer (NCBTMB Approved #324)
-Certified Active Release Techniques® Provider (Full body certified)
-Certified SFMA Level 1 & Level 2
Qualifications and courses taken
200 hr yoga teacher training completed 2007
500 hr yoga teacher training completed in 2009
240 hours (6 levels) of Lotus Palm® Thai Massage (completed 2009)
Graduated massage school April 2011, North Carolina licensed massage in May 2011
200 hours in acupressure (from Feb 2012 – Feb 2013)
66 hours in Authentic Thai Traditional Nerve-touch healing massage and foot reflexology in Chiang-Mai Thailand (April 2013)
Active Release Techniques® - Lower Extremities (Feb 2015)
Active Release Techniques® – Spine (July 2015)
Active Release Techniques® – Upper extremities (Feb 2016)
Active Release Techniques® – Complex Protocol (June 2016)
Neuro-Kinetic Therapy® – level 1 (Oct 2015)
Kinesiology taping redefined: Fascial movement taping level 1 (Feb 2016)
Anatomy Trains® in Structure and Function (Aug 2016)
Anatomy Trains® Structural Integration Part 1: Structural Essentials (Sept 2018)
Anatomy Trains® Structural Integration Part 2: Structural Strategies (Nov 2018)
Anatomy Trains® in Motion (Jan 2019)
Anatomy Trains® 5 day Fascial Dissection (Jan 2019)
Anatomy Trains® Structural Integration Part 3: Structural Integration (Mar-June 2019)
Graduated Anatomy Trains® Structural Integration (June 2019)
Active Release Techniques® - Nerve Entrapment (Oct 2019)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment 1 (Nov 2019)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment 2 (Jan 2020)
Upcoming courses for Debby
Sharon Wheeler Scarworks at ATSI (July 2022)