About Tom Swiss
Tom Swiss is a graduate of the Shiatsu and Asian Bodywork program at the Baltimore School of Massage, where he was trained in both the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zen/Masunaga approaches to shiatsu. He holds the following credentials in bodywork:
- Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Certified Practitioner, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
- Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, NCBTMB
- State of Maryland Certified Massage Therapist
Tom holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and a yondan (fourth degree black belt) ranking in karate. His years of experience as a software developer have made him familiar with the stresses placed on the body and mind by the professional workplace, while in his role as a karate student and teacher he has gained firsthand knowledge about athletic training and injuries. He has also established a reputation as a poet, a musician, and a lecturer on spirituality.