Welcome to your career in chinese medicine and holistic healing. Because you’ve been reading the Portland Pedal Power blog you’ve read all about the Wellspring School for Healing Arts and their fantastic programs preparing you for a career and life change practicing acupuncture, meditation, tai chi, amma (massage) therapy, and other chinese medicine practices. You thought to yourself “Hey, this is amazing and right up my alley”, and decided to begin looking into the programs because you’re a healthy individual and you want to spread the health to the rest of the world. There are so many paths to healing the world though, which one should I choose?
One of the most popular methods of natural healing is massage therapy. Lets be honest, EVERYBODY loves a good massage, and if someone says they don’t its because they haven’t found the right therapist. You don’t even have to be an individual who is tremendously into natural healing to appreciate the benefits that massage therapy can give. We know we LOVE our massages. But since we’re looking at chinese medicine we must ask, how does massage affect energy and the balance of energy in the body? So you’ve turned back to the PPP blog to find this post informing your of the Wellspring School’s Amma Bodywork Therapy program that is beginning in October 2012! What is Amma Therapy?
Amma therapy – a specialized form of bodywork therapy that combines deep, therapeutic, circular digital pressure and acupressure point stimulation with Chinese medicine principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system.
So needless to say ‘Amma’ is our word of the day today. This word is the oldest known word used to describe massage therapy, and is a bodywork style that even predates acupuncture. This, ladies and gentlemen, as you can see from above is not your average style of massage therapy! Like acupuncture, Amma focuses on the balance and movement of your energy (Qi (ch-ee)) throughout your body using a variety of massage therapy techniques and rely solely on the power in your own hands. It is a comprehensive form of holistic healthcare and a profound healing art that involves training in a lineage form of asian bodywork and chinese medicine. So if you’ve ever wanted to hold power, this is quite literally your opportunity! It is a comprehensive form of holistic healthcare and a profound healing art that involves training in a lineage form of asian bodywork and chinese medicine.
The Amma Bodywork Therapy Program is a 1000+ hour program that is taught over six, 15-week segments and takes roughly 24 months to complete. For the full curriculum see the Wellspring School’s website.
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