An Introduction to
Amma Therapy

Amma Therapy literally translates to "push pull". It is a lineage based bodywork modality brought to the US from my teacher's teacher, Tina Sohn, from Korea in the 1970's. I was honored to be able to participate in an apprenticeship style 3 year training with a very small group of lovely people.

Based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the treatment goal is to remove energetic as well as physical blockages that cause pain and drain energy. The continuous circular pressure along the TCM channels relieves tension and stress as well as stimulating the smooth flow of Blood, Qi and Fluids. The jostling movement provides relaxation as well as engaging deep in to the musculature. I stimulate acupoints with the strength of my fingers according to your tongue and pulse diagnosis, health history and wellness goals. I may give nutritional, lifestyle, and movement recommendations and use cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and auricular therapy (ear seeds) if desired and indicated.

You will leave relaxed and energized, with more space and movement and less pain in the body.

Amma Therapy can treat a vast breadth of pathologies a few are:

  • musculoskeletal misalignments

  • neck, back, shoulder pain

  • PMS/PCOS/pre/post menopause

  • depression/anxiety/stress/headache

  • indigestion/diarrhea/constipation

  • fatigue/chronic pain/insomnia