Meet Tedmund Nguyen of TherapyTED
Today we’d like to introduce you to Tedmund Nguyen.
Tedmund, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Growing up as an Athlete, I was never sure if doctors were feeding me the correct information on how to take care of my body. They would just hand me information and tell me that I would need to stretch to help the issues that I had. It intrigued me to know more about the body, so I decided to get my Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. I figured from there, I can become a Physical Therapist. However, school load changed due to inability to get classes that I needed. So I decided I just needed to graduate. When I graduated, I was at a loss because my work options were either a Personal Trainer or a PE Teacher. I was personal training for a while but always was hungry for more information. I saw these massage therapists while I was doing my internship for sports medicine and realized that they knew way more information that it seems. They basically did all the work for the Physical Therapist and Chiropractor. I wasn’t chasing money but I was chasing the idea to expend myself to help others as much as I can. Therefore, I got my license in massage therapy just so that I can learn all the body work to be confident in what I was doing. Now, I basically use my knowledge and my skills to try and feed clients information that makes sense. We tend to receive information that is not enough when we are looking towards a doctor, so I pride myself in helping others find their issues and feeding them information to fix these issues.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Getting to where I am today took me quite a journey, but it was all worth the experience. From graduating college and still not knowing what to do. Trying to find my calling, but never feeling comfortable with myself. Then hitting rock bottom unsure what direction my degree will take me in. The turning point was when my grandfather passed away and I left the country for six months. I came back broke and hungry knowing I needed a new and improved source of income. I wanted to go back to school to be a Physical Therapist but the amount of school I needed and the money I needed was not appealing to me. The only other option, massage therapist school for nine months.
Best Choice of my life.
TherapyTed – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
As a Mobile Massage Therapist, the idea was to help people who didn’t have time to help themselves. I designed my work habits to be based on other people’s schedules making it comfortable for clients to receive treatment. I focus my work on any type of muscle manipulation: Cupping, Stretching, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Therapeutic, Rehabilitation. But the whole premise behind the style of work I do is based on what the client might be experiencing on their body. I feel I am known for fixing everything I try to put into perspective. The best medicine for the body is understanding the body. I think that is what I am most proud of honest work. I hear a lot of stories of PTs and Chiros just using their titles to collect insurance from people who truly need help. This is where I come in and provide them with exact information on how to truly help themselves. I feel like that is what sets me apart.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
There’s no limit to success. If I confined myself to having a limit to my success then that means I’m not doing enough. You can be successful, but I find success in the amount of people I am able to help. I just want to be able to help as much people as I can and teach as many people as I can about how they can take care of their body.
- Website: Therapyted.com
- Phone: 714-267-9958
- Email: TherapyTED@gmail.com
- Instagram: @TherapyTED