My dear friend Mela inspired and mentored my professional journey in clinical massage therapy. I'm passionate about offering relief from wellness challenges with ever developing tools. It's to offer and witness ease with my sessions.
I graduated Soma Institute, Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma program of Chicago in 2005 and launched the Ki Massage & Bodyworks business. Here I hold a sustainable practice with clinical and traditional healing foundations. Now as a founding board director and professional practitioner with Abdominal Therapy Collective, Inc. I'm enjoying the Educator training and my work as practitioner as a deeper dive into sharing the work more broadly. These offerings create hold a space for the body-mind-spirit connection in trainings and treatments.
After reading Dr. Arvigo's book, "SASTUN, My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer" I was moved to action by this healer woman and her techniques. It has been an awesome experience of growth. I am fascinated with the simplicity and efficacy of the techniques. The client takeaway, YAM, is shared with each ATC client. Learning the functions and forms of structures that support pelvic and abdominal health was pivotal. As I share this work, blending ancient healing traditions with science-based holistic bodywork, I find it delightful to actually support the whole being health.
Professional Training Highlights
2021 Abdominal Therapy Collective Educator training
2020 LaFrano Massage Dynamics, Scar Tissue Training/Review
2020 DiEnergize Eden Energy Medicine
2018 Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Advanced/Certification Training
2017 Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Advanced Pregnancy Training
2017 Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Professional Care Training
2016 Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Self Care Training
2015 LaFrano Massage Techniques, Tensegrity: 3 Lever Theory and Treatment
2011 YogaSkills® Kemetic Yoga Instructor Certification
2005 Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy, Clinical Program
I have had the pleasure and good fortune to receive therapeutic massage from Kimosha of Ki Massage and Bodywork for about 4 years. Her massage and technique is always specifically tailored to my need. She has treated me for chronic pain, assisted with stress management and promoted health maintenance of all with therapeutic massage therapy. If I could successfully figure out how to arrange my schedule I would visit her once a week. Thanks Kimosha for always making me feel better.
"She is absolutely awesome! My shoulder has been bothering me for quite some time & she took great care of me. I will see her again & again. She was worth it." Shelly R.
"Kimosha Murphy is a gifted bodyworker. Massage therapy is not simply something she does, it is part of who she is; a healer. Her approach is holistic, her intuition is accurate and her skills are superior. For her clients, this means rapid and profound results." Mela, Bodyworker since 1974
"Kimosha Murphy's clinical training is a great and welcome addition to our Wellness Center. She has great sensitivity, training, and experience and our referrals are quite pleased with her work. We waited a year to find just the right person and now we have her!" Dr. Paul Jones, FUSION THERAPY, LLC.
"Ki Massage & Bodyworks is my new all-time favorite place to get a massage in Chicago!! I met Kimosha at the Whole Foods in Lincoln Park where she offers very affordable and very good chair massages. But I knew a 20-minute chair massage just wasn't enough and went to see Kimosha for a 90-minute full body massage this past weekend. I had been experiencing intense pain in my shoulders and lower back and knew I had to get it worked on asap. Kimosha worked out every single knot and I left feeling quite literally like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. All the tension was completely gone!! And not only is Kimosha great at what she does but she also has just the best aura about her- very calm and soothing- which is a big factor for me. I've had full body massages at a number of fancy day spas downtown but I never once met someone with this kind of positive, serene energy. Ki Massage & Bodyworks, LLC is definitely a hidden gem in this town and I would highly recommend Kimosha if you're looking for a really good, quality massage." Eileen
"As a breast cancer survivor, I'm blessed to find a massage therapist with both skill and knowledge to bring great relief from the deep pain and tightness (after my surgery) post-op issues in my body." Shelby