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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 pulse diagnosis, health history and wellness goals. I may give nutritional, lifestyle, and movement recommendations and use cupping, gua sha, and auricular therapy (ear seeds) if desired and indicated. As Amma Therapy is a niche bodywork modality, some compare it to Tuina, Lymphatic Massage or Mayofascial Release. I am able to work with depth and be very gentle and welcome your preferences and boundaries to be voiced.

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

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