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:
- Thai Yoga Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Fertility Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Post-Operative / Rehabilitative Massage
- Hot Stone 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.
Thai Yoga Massage
The healing art of Thai Yoga Massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha more than 2,500 years ago in India. It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by Traditional Chinese medicine. Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage because the therapist uses her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. It combines rhythmic massage, acupressure and asanas (Yogic stretching exercises). People describe Thai yoga massage as both relaxing and energizing. It differs from traditional massage as it is done on a padded mat on the floor and the client is dressed comfortable clothing so limited oil or lotion is applied.
Thai Yoga and 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
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 Sherman Oaks and Calabasas.