Massage Therapy at Kokin Healing Center

We offer several types of bodywork as a compliment or alternative to the healing energies of acupuncture. Our licensed massage therapists use their knowledge of the energetic meridians used in Chinese medicine along with different massage techniques to help bring relief to those who have pain or disharmony.

Several Styles of Massage

We are experts in several different styles of massage. If you are not sure what kind of massage you specifically need, we can help you determine the massage that would be best suited to you. The types of massage we offer:


  • Prenatal Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Post-Operative / Rehabilitative Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Massage is a manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for the purpose of stimulating circulation and promoting relaxation. It has been used in many world cultures for more than 4,000 years. Massage allows you a quiet time to focus on yourself and become more connected to your body. Therapeutic massage involves a combination of gentle pressure on muscles and joints to improve circulation as well as some deep tissue work which involves the therapist using her forearms, elbows or thumbs to apply pressure. Deep tissue work along with Swedish massage techniques help to loosen muscles in a specific area.

Therapeutic Massage have the following benefits:

  • Relaxes muscle tissue
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases energy
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves range of motion
  • Treats sleep disorders
  • Treats depression
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Center the mind and body

Shiatsu / Anma

Shiatsu / Anma are the two traditional methods of Japanese Massage Therapy.

They are systems which mimic Acupuncture and use the exact same system of Chinese medicine, only without the use of needles.

In Chinese medicine, it is more a theory of energy balancing rather than the western idea of organ dysfunction. Shiatsu employs gentle pressure on the appropriate points as in Acupuncture.

Anma in contrast, is the physical massage therapy, employing gentle stretching and the “warming up” of the body.

The two modalities combine to make a lovely soothing massage experience.

How therapeutic massage at Kokin Healing Center is different from a typical spa massage

Our massage therapists have been with the Kokin Healing Center for over 10 years. They are all licensed and highly qualified, and consult with Marin Kokin on any health or medical needs. When coming to the Kokin Healing Center, your massage is of a much higher quality where we will take your health conditions and medical background into account as the massage therapist are highly trained working in the medical field.

Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

Marin — acupuncturist, nutritionist, and owner of the Kokin Healing Center — is beloved by her patients. Read about patients that have found success at the Kokin Healing Center in Calabasas.

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