Amma Therapy is bodywork massage based in Chinese Medicine  Similar to acupuncture in its scope and knowledge base, the Amma therapist does not insert needles but instead focuses on the sensitivity and strength of the hands to balance the life energy (Qi). This allows the therapist to directly experience a full range of information, including skeletal and muscular issues, energetic imbalances, organ dysfunctions, and stagnating emotions.

Tongue and pulse diagnosis is used to get a clear picture of the body’s imbalance, and then massage and acupoints are stimulated to move energy and correct the imbalances. Since Amma therapy also incorporates massage it is great for sore muscles and skeletal issues. Overall, the treatment aims to correct longstanding issues including energetic and emotional patterns, physical discomfort and illness and to bring the whole body back into balance.  

Herbs and nutrition may also be used to help restore the system.  Amma is great for targeting specific issues, such as insomnia, allergies, or digestive discomfort and also great  for general maintenance and stress reduction.  Amma Therapy is also a wonderful option for Prenatal and Pregnancy Induction treatments.

Amma Therapy uses related techniques such as Moxibustion (the application of heat and herbs to acupuncture points), Fire Cupping (fire creating suction to remove toxins from the tissues), Gua Sha (connective tissue release), Herbal Liniments and Oils, Nutrition and Food Energetics, Chinese Herbs, Meditation, and Movement Arts such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi. The Amma session may also include Deep Tissue, CranioSacral and Swedish Massage techniques. Each Amma Therapy treatment is unique based on what the body is presenting with at that time.

Amma Therapy can help treat most illnesses; some common conditions Amma can help with include:

  • Physical aches and injury    
  • Nerve Pain
  • Post surgery
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • Low Energy
  • Allergies
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Digestive Issues
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Pregnancy Induction
  • Autoimmune Response

Please watch the above video for a brief example of Carly performing a sample Amma Therapy treatment, and note that each treatment is unique based on the client's individual assessment.

To schedule an Amma session with Carly, you will need to schedule a 90 minute session as a new client.  Follow up appointments are one hour.  Please note that we do not accept medical or auto insurance for this service.  Schedule here online, or call us at 503 517 8222.