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Richard Gold, PhD, LAc

Teacher of East Asian medicine, author

Richard Gold has devoted his entire professional career to the study, practice, teaching, and research of traditional East Asian medicine, including Thai medicine, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and Shiatsu.

After his 1978 graduation from the New England School of Acupuncture, Richard traveled to China, Japan, and Thailand to advance his studies. In 1989, he graduated from his study of traditional Thai massage at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Upon returning to California, Richard was instrumental in introducing this profound bodywork to an American audience. His book Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique, first published in 1998 and now in a second edition and three languages, was the first English book in the professional field of Thai massage.

Richard is a founder and former faculty and board member of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with accredited campuses in San Diego, Chicago, and New York City.

Most recently studying the intersection of sound healing and neuroscience, Richard founded Metta Mindfulness Music, a music production company that records and publishes original music designed to support healing and meditation.

Upcoming Programs

Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage

August 12 - 17, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Thai massage is a profound and delightful mind-body experience. The ancient healing art is rooted in the Theravada Buddhist monasteries of Thailand and based on the energetic paradigm of human existence. Giving and receiving the bodywork represents the physical application of the Four Divine States of Mind—loving kindness, compassion, mental equanimity, and vicarious joy. Join...