Matthew SchmooklerCertified Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Kunye Massage Practitioner, Yantra Yoga Instructor
Matthew is a co-founder of Sowa, a mobile wellness company that offers rejuvenating treatments to companies and homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and teamed with over 20 practitioners working in various Eastern modalities. Matthew has been a certified massage therapist for over 15 years, and a Traditional Tibetan Medicine practitioner for near a decade. He’s also a certified teacher of Tibetan Yantra Yoga, Harmonious Breathing, and Tibetan dance.
Matthew was born and raised in Berkeley by loving parents with backgrounds in holistic health. A few years ago he moved back to the Bay Area from Massachusetts, where he spent 4 years studying Traditional Tibetan Medicine at the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, learning from the world renowned Tibetan doctor, Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo and completing his degree and internship at the Tsho Ngon Tibetan Medical College and hospital in the Amdo region of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. He now sits on the School’s board of directors developing educational programs in Tibetan Medicine for people worldwide. He was recently authorized to teach traditional Tibetan Medicine by the great Tibetan scholar, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.
In his work as a Tibetan Medicine practitioner Matthew focuses on chronic digestion problems, neurological problems, prenatal and postpartum care, pain management, and other internal imbalances. As his main practice he offers an initial 2-hour session with 45 minutes of consultation including complete check-up and health history, followed by a diet, lifestyle and herbal formulas recommendations and a massage treatment combined with unique Tibetan Kunye external therapies, including hot stones, heat compresses, cupping, and medicinal oils customized to every client.
Matthew currently resides in Benicia, CA, with his wife and two kids, and offers Tibetan medicine and massage house calls to the Benicia community (special days and rates available for Benicia residents.)