Fettle Hill Therapeutics

You can find a helpful FAQ about massage therapy at our professional association's website.

OMTA link


Massage Therapy Scope of Practice:
... the assessment and the treatment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain... by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.

- Massage Therapy Act, 1991


To learn more about the regulation of massage therapy in Ontario, visit the CMTO Website:

Click to visit CMTO



Fettle Hill Therapeutics is a massage therapy clinic in Peterborough Ontario owned and operated by Theodore Dreibelbis MA RMT.

Fettle Hill provides specific treatment planning tailored to the needs of individual clients.

What makes Fettle Hill special is the incorporation of scientific massage therapy standards to the understanding and application of traditional Thai massage.

Traditional Thai massage is considered within the scope of practice of massage therapy. Click the naga for a list of other "in-scope" modalities.
Traditional Thai massage is billed as Massage Therapy . . . . . . . .Ask your insurance provider about massage therapy as an extended health benefit . . . . . . .Preventative health care saves everyone time and money . . . . .


Nuad Bo Rarn: Traditional Thai Massage

Performed by:

Ted Dreibelbis MA, RMT

Booking Thai Massage since October 2006

Thai massage is performed on a mat at floor level and involves full body manipulation by a practitioner trained to use hands feet elbows and knees in a complex series of broad contact and specific compressions, rhythmical kneadings and passive stretching.
In the course of a full body Thai massage, more than 150 specific techniques may be employed in sequence to produce profound reflex autonomic effects. This produces significant relaxation in most clients, even those who are unable to relax with other massage methods.
People receiving Thai massage are usually surprised to find that the massage is performed with clothing on. This reflects the traditional modesty of the Thai people. Ted Dreibelbis is a registered massage therapist who has traveled to northern Thailand where he has studied with Thai massage masters Aree Sanyaluck and Surin Janpanet for certification in Traditional Thai massage. He offers a unique blend of traditional Thai and modern therapeutic massage.


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News - November 2018

 I have switched web hosts and will update this site when I am able. All links from this page are currently broken.



Thai massage links!

Japanese Association(nice photos)

Thai Massage and Tui Na

Sen Lines Article from Art of Healing


Massage Therapy research links

Note, these links are for abstracts provided by companies that claim copyright for full versions of research conducted with public funding. I do not endorse this practice or these companies.

Thai massage for back pain associated with trigger points

Latent trigger points decrease performance

Comparing Swedish and Thai Massage

Fettle Hill Therapeutics 496 College St. Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3K3
For more information or to request a booking please call: (705)201-5487
or e-mail: ted_rmt@fettlehill.com.
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