Manual and Massage Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher (500-hour)
- Yoga Teacher Training (Tirisula Yoga [Yoga Vedanta Training Academy])
- Completion of 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour YTTC and 300-hour Advanced YTTC)
Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs of yoga)
Patanjali’s yoga sutras
7 major Chakra system
Other 3 main types of yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga
Practice of primary and secondary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Pre and Post Natal Yoga
- Taught according to the tradition of the late Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
- Under the tutelage of Master Trainers Paalu Ramasamy, Satya Chong Weiling and Andrea
- McKennna Brankins
Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Personal Trainer by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) (#1460076)
- Certified Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level 1 specialist (8-hour)
- Certified TRX Suspension Trainer
- Certified ViPR Trainer
- Certified Parkour Fitness Specialist by ADAPT (Parkour Generations) (TH-1013-005)
- Certified Power Plate Level 1 trainer by Power Plate
- Certified Trigger Point Performance Therapy Ultimate 6 specialist (8-hour)
- Certified Barefoot Training Specialist by Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA)
- Completion of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) Level 2 (12-hour)
- Completion of Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) by Dr. Andreo Spina (by end of September)
- Trained in Self-Myofascial Release by Equator Adventures
- Trained in basic kettlebell exercises by Integrated Training Institute (ITI) (#0100057)
- Certified First Aid, CPR and AED by American Heart Association
- Balanced Body Pilates Mat 1 & 2 trained
- Balanced Body Core Align 1, 2 & 3 trained
- Completion of GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Teacher Training Course
Bodyworker/Manual Therapist specializing in
- Barral Institute’s Visceral Manipulation (VM 1 – 4)
- Barral Institute’s Neural Manipulation (NM 1 – 4)
- Fascia Stretch Therapy (Level 2) certified
- Fascial and Membrane Technique (FMTT)
- Functional Range Release techniques (Spine, Upper and Lower Limbs) certified
- John Barnes’ Myofascial Release (MFR) – Advanced level
- Kinesis Myofascial Integration (Structural Integration) (500-hour) (training in progress)
- Kinesio Taping (24-hour) certified - CKTP
- Milne Institute’s Visionary Craniosacral Work (C1 and C2)
- Neurosomatics Therapy (Somatic and Neuro)
- Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
- SOHA Institute’s Basic Traditional Chinese Massage therapy by Singapore Workforce Skills
- Qualifications (#130000000485544)
- Tecnica Gavilan (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) certified
- Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy (CST1)
More on Riesal:
Riesal is a manual therapist based in Singapore. Prior to his
entry into this line, he was in the fitness and movement fields. He is a
certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
He is also certified in TRX suspension training, ViPR (created by Michol
Dalcourt) and Functional Movement Screening Level 2 (created by Gray Cook). As
an undergraduate in National University of Singapore, Riesal was an active
dragonboat paddler with the varsity team, winning medals in national races and
representing Singapore in international races as well.
He is also trained in Pilates (Matwork) with Balanced Body,
CoreAlign and Gyrotonic. His exploration and interest in movement took him
further into learning classical Yoga (the 8 aspects of Yoga) and Taijigong. It
started out to be an interest in aesthetics and enthusiasm in learning the
biomechanics in movement became a quest in deeper subjects such as energy and
philosophy. Riesal is also a registered 500-hour Yoga teacher with Yoga
Alliance. He is currently an active disciple with Nam Wah Pai Taijigong School
under the lineage of the late Great Grandmaster Wu Tu Nan. Riesal is also a Reiki
practitioner under the Usui-Hayashi-Takata lineage.
Riesal strongly believes in the name of this work, Structural
Integration, by the late Dr Ida P. Rolf. She once said, “There’s nothing new
under the sun of manipulation.” Bearing this quote in mind, Riesal is open to
learn other approaches from other manual therapy fields such as physical
therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupressure, craniosacral, visceral and
neural work. He had studied from great teachers such as Thomas Myers, James
Earls, Lou Benson and John Smith of the Anatomy Trains/KMI, John Barnes
(Myofascial Release), Dr Andreo Spina (Functional Range Release), Ron Hruska
(Postural Restoration Institute), Hugh Milne (Visionary Craniosacral Work), Jean
Pierre Barral, Alain Croibier, A.J. de Koning and Gail Wetzler (Barral
Insitute), Peter Schwind (Rolfing), Chris and Ann Fredericks (Fascial Stretch
Therapy) and Gary Lang (Tecnica Gavilan).
However, Riesal would like to bring the prospect of this work further
by moving it beyond the physical body. A Nobel Prize Laureate scientist, Max
Planck, said, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed
science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research
about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and
exists only by virtue of a force, which brings the particle of an atom to
vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must
assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.
This mind is the matrix of all matter.” When we treat our clients, we are not
only affecting the tissues. We have also affecting the psychological and
energetic aspects as well whether it is in our direct or indirect intention.
Hellerwork has integrated the emotional/psychology aspect into this work. So,
Riesal hopes that the energetics part of our existence would also be included
in this work.
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