A traditional Japanese massage Am – meaning pressure and Ma – meaning to rub. Amma is a form of bodywork that originated in Japan and is based on traditional Chinese medicine principles.

This is done over the clothes or towels and is gentle way to introduce your body to touch. It allows you and your therapist to tune in and recognise any tight or complaining soft tissues. 

Amma involves the use of finger pressure, stretching, and joint mobilisation techniques to stimulate the flow of energy or “Qi” in the body. Your therapist uses their fingers, hands, and elbows to apply pressure to specific points along the body’s energy channels or “meridians” to promote healing, relaxation, and balance.

The practice of Amma is designed to help release physical and emotional tension, increase circulation, and promote relaxation. It is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including headaches, back pain,digestive issues, stress, and anxiety.

Overall, Amma is a gentle and effective form of bodywork that can help to alleviate a range of physical and emotional symptoms, restore balance and promote overall well-being.

Amma is done in all our our massages whether relaxation or clinical massages.