Amma Therapy

Amma is the traditional word for massage in the Japanese language. This form of bodywork is based on the principles of Chinese medicine and is more than 5,000 years old.

Amma encompasses a myriad of pressing, stroking, stretching and percussive manipulations with the thumbs, fingers, arms, elbows, knees and feet on acupressure points along the body's 14 major meridians.

Amma brings to Western culture the ancient art and wisdom of traditional Japanese massage. Through the structure of kata (choreographed movement), amma teaches the importance of rhythm, pacing, precision and form in massage.

Amma utilizes no oils and can be done through clothing with the client either sitting up or lying down. This makes amma an extremely flexible style of massage suitable to a wide variety of client needs and environments.

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