Cynthia Jones, lmt

Hey there, I'm Cynthia

I moved to New Haven in the Fall of 2023, following my partner here when he started a Masters program, but it's not my first time in the Northeast. I was born in Bridgeport, and most of my family lives in Connecticut. My parents moved us to Pittsburgh, PA when I turned 3 and I moved to Knoxville, TN for college, but 30 years later I've circled back to home. 

After college I felt a strong call to holistic healthcare and earned my massage certificate from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga. After graduation, I found my home within the massage therapist community at Glowing Body, a yoga and massage studio in Knoxville. One of the studio owners, Kelly Scott, taught Thai massage, and I was immediately drawn to her teaching and the modality.

After two years of offering both table and Thai massage, I decided to go all-in and offer Thai massage exclusively. My clients received much better results with Thai massage, and it came more naturally to me. I've since continued learning from Kelly Scott and have had the opportunity to train with world-renowned teachers David Roma and Krishnatakis. Arianna Coe, an advanced Thai therapy teacher from the Somaveda Thai Yoga Center, became a close friend and mentor, offering me additional insight and encouragement. 

In addition training in Thai massage, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program through the Glowing Body. I offer self-massage and slow flow yoga classes, as well as workshops in restorative and yin yoga where I provide Thai massage assists.

I have a passion for teaching and sharing Thai massage with others. I seek creative ways to make Thai massage more accessible for more people, offering partner Thai massage classes to teach clients how to use Thai massage techniques on each other in the home. In 2022 I began working as a staff teacher at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC, where I teach Asian Modalities to massage students. I am developing a CE course, available in Spring 2024 in New Haven, CT.

Completed Continuing Education

Introduction to Thai Massage with David Roma 15 hours 2022

Thai Abdominal Massage Kelly Scott 15 hours 2022

Thai Yoga Using your Feet Kelly Scott 15 hours 2021

Thai Massage for Low Back Pain Kelly Scott 15 hours 2020

Thai Massage Side Lying and Herbal Compress Kelly Scott 15 hours 2019

Introduction to Thai Yoga Kelly Scott 15 hours 2019

Thai on the Table Kelly Scott 15 hours 2018, 2020

Myofascial Components of Low Back Pain       Pete Whitridge 21 hours 2018