Our Staff

Meet Our Team

ARMAND AYALTIN

DNM, RHP, RMT Originator and developer of SDTT.


Armand has been in private practice as an Herbalist since 1974, Massage Therapist since 1975, SDT Therapist since 1980. He has studied at the following Institutions:

  • Faculty of Herbal Medicine (UK) 1970-1972
  • National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) 1973-1976
  • Shiatsu and Macrobiotic Therapy- East and West Foundation (UK) 1971-1973
  • Emerson College of Herbology (Canada) 1977-1978
  • Apprenticeship with Mr. T.C. Wheeler FNIMH Medical Herbalist (UK)1974-1976
  • Northern College of Massage Therapy (UK) 1974-1976
  • Kings Mountain Natural Health Center (USA) 1978-79
  • International Academy of Reflexotherapy (Russia) 1996
  • International Su-Jok Acupuncture Association (Russia) 1997
  • Nu-Life Sciences Live Blood Analysis (USA) 1998

Taught manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT- Vancouver, B.C.) 1985-1990 inclusive.

He has drawn and set up the following programmes which he has been teaching at the Dominion Herbal College since 1995: Herbal History, Herbal and Natural Medicine Philosophy and the Consultant/Clinical Herbalist Aromatherapy.

He has originated and developed Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (SDTT) during the late 1970¦s, by observation of common landmarks of the human body and their relationship to structural disease. He has been teaching this method to Physiotherapists and registered Massage Therapists since mid- 1980’s.
Other related activities:

He has given lectures, presentations and workshops on SDTT in B.C. and across Canada, Herbal Medicine and Herbal-Aromatherapy on TV in Toronto, at the MTA of B.C. and other Canadian Colleges and Health and Wellness Symposia. He has written articles on SDTT in the B.C. Massage Practitioner and the Ontario Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation. He has written articles on Herbal-Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy in Canadian Health Magazines and has contributed to the “External Healing Methods” section of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.

Currently professional member of the following:

Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners Ontario, since 2003
College of Massage Therapists of B.C. since 1980
Massage Therapy Association of B.C. (Founding Director)
Canadian Herbalist Association of B.C. Since 1976 (Registrar)



TIA HALL

RMT.


Tia has been in private practice in Vancouver since 1991. She has studied at the following Institutions:

Physical Education at the University of Victoria, B.C. 1985-87
Massage Therapy at the WCCMT, Vancouver, B.C. 1989-1991
Dr. Vodder¦s manual lymphatic drainage system, WCCMT, 1990
Low-back muscle energy technique, WCCMT, 1991
Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy at the SDTT Centre, North Vancouver, 1994 to present.
Touch for Health a the TFH Foundation, Vancouver, 1994
Thai Massage (Diploma) Institute of Thai Massage, Thailand, 1995
Join Shin Do Acupressure at the JSD Foundation, Vancouver2000
Member, College of Massage Therapists of B.C. since 1991
Member, SDTT Centre since 1995


JAN CECOT

BSc, RMT.


Jan has been in private practice in North Vancouver since 1995. He has studied at the following Institutions:

B.Sc. (Phys. Ed) University of Warsaw.
Massage Therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vancouver, B.C. 1993-1995
Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy at the SDDT Centre, North Vancouver, B.C. 1998 to present.
Member, College of Massage Therapists of B.C. since 1995
Member Massage Therapy Association of B.C. since 1993
Member SDDT Centre since 1998



GRAHAM STAMPER

RMT.


Graham has been in private practice in Vancouver since 1995. He has studied at the following Institutions:

Health and Fitness in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University,1980-1981
Massage Therapy at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, 1993-1995
Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy at the SDTT Centre, North Vancouver, B.C. 1999 to present.
Member, College of Massage Therapists of B.C. since 1993
Member, Massage Therapy Association since 1993
Graham has been a ski instructor since 1982 to present and he also has served as the Director of the School.


BOBBY CRUDO

BSc, RMT.


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HEIKO BLASIG

RMT.



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BOBBY CRUDO

BSc, RMT.


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