Founded In Love and Dedication
Thaisport Bodyworks was founded by "Voltaire" Snell and "Lawani" Nueng in 2013. They are a unique husband and wife team and are quite an unusual combination in the wellness industry. Voltaire is a 20+ year veteran and co-founder of high technology software and hardware companies.
Lawani is the opposite and is the perfect complement to the business with an International MBA and years of entrepreneurial experience of her own. Lawani has been involved in wellness and massage going back to early 2000 in Thailand. She is our master trainer and creator of our unique Thaisport Method® protocols that are the backbone of our business. Thaisport isn't a Thai massage business, though it offers traditional Thai Massage. Lawani's vision was of a business focused on healing and helping people with body issues.
She launched the company in the back of gym in 2013. Originally called Thaisport Massage, it's promise was to create a therapeutic protocol that went beyond the typical personal care massage into the realm of affordable physiotherapy. She learned that by modifying traditional Thai accupressure to focus on fascia, muscle, and ligament tissue instead of the mystical "sens" lines — many pain and injury related problems were resolved.
By combining this new "Thai" massage approach along with traditional Thai stretching plus sport and deep tissue massage, she created a new category in the bodywork industry — the Thaisport Massage. Since then, our business has exploded, treating nearly 10,000 clients to date with a team of certified therapists, a busy anchor location, and expansion plans for more locations in 2017.
In July 2018, we opened our second location in Rancho Bernardo.