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Amma 
...is derived from "Anma" in China. Classic Korean Asian bodywork is called Amma. The name “Am-ma” literally translates to “push-pull.” Amma is a specialized form of skilled (somatic) touch therapy that combines deep tissue bodywork with the application of pressure, friction, and touch to specific acu-points, superficial primary and tendino-muscle energy channels, muscles, ligaments, and joints. It is rooted in the fundamental principles of Chinese Medicine, focusing on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body. The techniques of Amma aim to remove blockages and free the flow of Qi in the body — restoring, promoting, and maintaining optimum health. Amma practitioners are also trained in the principles of wholistic nutrition and eastern dietary principles.

Amma Long Definition

Amma, the oldest Chinese word to describe Bodywork, is an ancient healing system
dating back about 5,000 years to a period of the legendary Yellow Emperor of China.
The name “Am-ma” literally translates to “push-pull.” Derived from “Anma” in China,
Amma is classic Korean Asian bodywork. It is rooted in the principles of Classic
Chinese Medicine.

Amma Bodywork Therapy is a specialized form of somatic, skilled-touch therapy that
combines deep tissue manipulation with the application of pressure, friction and touch to
specific acupoints, energy channels, muscles, ligaments and joints. The Amma
Therapist opens all of the tendinomuscular and primary energy channels first with a
deep circular pressure. This frees the flow of energy allowing deeper penetration
into acupoints more quickly. Amma Therapists are also usually trained in the principles of
wholistic nutrition and eastern dietary principles.

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