About Ki

When my incredible massage therapist left the country 15 years ago, I began my study of clinical massage therapy. I loved seeing people to get relief and take good care of themselves. Training at SOMA INSTITUTE in Chicago groomed me to establish this practice. My dance background also enhanced my body awareness.

After reading Dr. Arvigo's book, "SASTUN, My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer" I wanted to learn more about this trailblazing healer woman and the techniques. It has been an awesome experience. I am fascinated by the simplicity of the techniques, their history and most importantly the effectiveness through self-care.  I never learned of the numerous ligaments that support and allow movement of the uterus. This was learned in my first Arvigo®  Self Care class. sadly even the best massage schools just don't include pelvic protocols for treatment.  I am happy to share this work and to employ ancient healing traditions and science-based holistic bodywork in sessions. It is a beautiful partnership.   

My Training:

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, Intensive



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