In Sicily with my Grandfather in 2005With my Grandfather
in Catania, Sicily in 2005



  • To provide the highest value through exceptional skill and the utmost respect in service.
  • Never to waste anyone's time or money.


To make good on that mission statement, I guarantee my work with the following: you don't have to pay me unless you feel significant, tangible improvements in your body.


Who else in this business offers that kind of guarantee?


My name is Daniel Carr, and I am a long time practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts, Hatha Yoga, Chinese and Thai bodywork, Muay Thai, and Vajrayana Buddhism. I have practiced Kung Fu and Tai Chi for over 30 years, so my hands have power, Ch'i, and finesse.




Martial Arts is where I began this journey over the decades ago. My Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Hsing Yi Sifu ("Father-Teacher") is Grand Master Wong Jack Man, a world renowned Kung Fu legend, with whom I trained with intensely for over a decade.


I am one of two students he has issued an "Instructor Sash" to in the last 20 years of his teaching. I have taught Martial Arts for close to 20 years and have a rigorous daily practice that keeps my chi at a very high level. This is a critical factor in achieving a superior result with chronic pain bodywork and designing individual Chi Kung programs.
LA Kung Fu

Grandmaster Jack Man WongGrand Master Wong demonstrates a "Dragon" stance from Hsing Yi, a martial art that is invaluable for massage therapy application.

I have traveled many times to Thailand for instruction in massage and Muay Thai and have certification from a number of famous massage schools in Thailand. While there, I had an opportunity to train with and see the best teachers from each of these schools perform various styles of Muay Thai, Thai Massage, and Thai Yoga.


I am certified by the Thailand Government to teach Thai Massage and am authorized to issue official diplomas signed by the Thailand Ministry of Education.


My ongoing teacher/"Ajahn" in Thai Massage, Yong Kiat, is a Blind Master who resides in Bangkok and whose style is unique to the blind therapists of Bangkok (yes, one should never be satisfied with one's current level of expertise and should continue to strive for better results through continuing education). I have been authorized by Yong Kiat to teach this Blind Thai Massage tradition in America, a style that no one else is authorized to teach.

Ajahn Yong
                KiatYong Kiat at rest in Bangkok after a long training session


Yong Kiat is a disciple of and was an instructor for another master, the late Ajahn Pisit. Ajahn Pisit trained the blind in Bangkok for decades, and I was lucky enough to train extensively at his school. Ajahn Pisit was a legend in Thailand in Thai Massage and regularly demonstrated techniques on Thai TV to a national audience. He called Yong Kiat to his bedside just before he died and gave him some final instructions on how best to carry on his tradtion.
Ajahn Pisit


My repertoire of Thai Massage techniques includes the deepest of deep tissue work, leading to numerous stretches that open the body from every angle. Though my preference is to do chronic pain work, I can also use Thai Massage to do an overall tonification of the body that will completely rejuvenate the body's energy system. For more information on my technical background, see the "In-Depth" page.
In-Depth Page


I have traveled to India many times have studied both Hatha Yoga and Vajrayana Buddhism extensively there. The most notable period of study in Hatha Yoga was directly with Shaivite Sadhus in Varanasi who are experts in the field of injury rehabilitation and digestive practices. A Sadhu is an ascetic Yogi, so the Hatha Yoga learned from these Masters would be considered very "Old School".


The Vajrayana programs in India that I have attended include a two week initiation hosted by the Dalai Lama in Amarvati where a number of subjects relating to advanced meditation practice were discussed. If humanly possible, I attend any public teachings of the Dalai Lama and consider him to be the most accomplished meditation Master and human being alive.

Ajahn PisitAjahn Pisit instructs
the blind in Bangkok.


In related fields of expertise, I was contacted by the American Cancer Society to design and implement a Chi Kung rehabilitation program for cancer survivors. I asked a physician I had worked with in giving a Yoga seminar to the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Residents if he would be interested in joining me in implementing the Chi Kung rehabilitation program for the cancer survivors. He did, and the program was an overwhelming success.
Letters Of Recommendation


The physician who helped me to implement that program recruited me to the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration to work there. My job was to design and implement an Eastern Mind Training program for Veterans with PTSD and Substance Abuse issues. The Mind program at the Veterans Administration was considered groundbreaking and extremely effective by a staff of mental professionals at the VA.
Letters Of Recommendation


Once at the Veterans Administration, I was recruited by their Chronic Pain Management department to construct a Tai Chi program specifically for alleviating chronic pain in the Veteran populaiton. Again, the program was successful in helping the Veterans achieve lasting health results.
Letters Of Recommendation