Yuki is a graduate of Shiatsu Institute in Tokyo, Japan in 1988 and Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, CA in 2000. She has also been a certified Thai Massage practitioner since 2005. She understands that every person has unique challenges and preferences, and prides herself in being able to hone into the needs of each individual. Over the years, she has specialized in helping many people find relief from head, neck, shoulder tension and TMJ-related pain.
Yuki has extensive experience working in medical, chiropractic, and physical therapy offices for 20 years. She has a wide range of clientele today from semi-pro /pro athletes to a former NASA astronaut. She studied Trigger Point Therapy extensively, and through the years, has become specialized in therapeutic massage with the intention of correcting postural deviations, as well as educating her clients to provide self care to progressively reach a point of living without pain and the best performance in sports. She accomplishes this through deep tissue massage, trigger point work, sports massage, stretching, myofascial work, and joint manipulation.
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Ayurveda is the ancient art of healing from India, using nature, seasons, natural foods and energy as an individual guide for health. Ayurvedic treatment for the face and body includes using marma therapy for body and facial massage.
Most Aveda fans already know that their hair and skin care products are founded on the blend of the power of Ayurveda and science. But did you know, we also use ayurvedic massage in our hair and luxury spa services too?
Using a combination of essential oils, mantras and Ayurvedic marma point massage, gives guests an elevated experience that doesn’t just tackle the stress in the muscles, but takes you on a boundless sensory and spiritual journey too.
Known in the ancient Vedic era as ‘bindu’, marma points identify mystical points on the outer body that, when pressed, can activate a ‘door’ to the inner body.
Ayurveda believes that healing comes from within the body itself, so when these marma points are stimulated, they encourage the body to get to work on ailments and pain.
The 107 points are located around the whole body and are found where muscles, vein, ligaments, bones and joints meet. Each Marma point has its own name, associated health benefit and technique to stimulate it. Marmas differ in size and are traditionally measured in ‘anguli’ or ‘finger units’.
Marma points can be extremely powerful for doing good, but also harm! When pressed in certain martial arts, some marma (or marmani) are used to inflict pain or even paralysis. In Ayurveda however, marmas are only used for healing.
The Benefits of Marma Point Massage
Using these marma energy points, provides a number of benefits. When used properly, an ayurvedic marma point massage can be used
As an antidote to pain
To trigger the relaxation response
To release held tension and stress
To increase blood flow
To improve the condition of skin
To boost immunity
Medically, marmas are recognized as neuro-lymphatic points. That means they stimulate the lymph glands, which increases your immunity. Marmas also relieve muscle stiffness and boost circulation.
Specific essential oils are used during marma point massages, depending on a persons ‘Dosha’ or energy type. Working with the energetic body is as powerful as working with the physical body. Working with both can be transformative!
This bespoke approach makes sure that each individual gets the absolute best from their experience.