Tomas "Itsa" Shash
Bachelor of Science - Biology
Licensed Massage Therapist #MA60566787
Level 6 Instructor of Taboada Balintawak Eskrima
Itsa lives in Olympia with his sweet heart Mariana Harvey and their son Ayut. Beyond his love of the healing arts, Itsa is very rooted in his Indipino roots. He often does Native American cultural programs locally and nationally and is an instructor in Taboada Balintawak Eskrima, an Indigenous fighting art of the Philippines.
Since entering the healthcare field, Itsa has primarily worked in therapeutic clinics specializing in injury rehabilitation.
Itsa received his Reiki II certification in 2005. While pursuing his Bachelor's degree in biology, which he received in 2010; Itsa took multiple internships to study Oriental medicine, Touch for Health Applied Kinesiology, and Holistic Healthcare. He received his massage certification from Clover Park Technical College in 2015 where he graduated at the top of his class. His continuing education has been focused on treatment of the nervous system through structural alignment, joint by joint movement theory, and neuromuscular therapy.
"Humility is being honest with one's self as to where they are on their path. We are all truly on our own path. One of the greatest things about being a healthcare provider is helping others along their journey and further discovering my honest self through the process."
Itsa Shash, BS-Bio, LMT