As soon as Mira’s hands were on my body I immediately felt in wise and intelligent care.” ~ V.A.
The bodywork I do is founded in Tibetan Kunye massage therapy, and has evolved over the decade plus that I’ve been practicing and studying to include aspects of other techniques. Using my hands, I listen to your body and utilize the techniques that will be most beneficial. I work with pregnant and postpartum people, chronic and repetitive injuries, trauma, nerve issues, numbness and tingling, hard-working bodies, stress, anxiety, and people of all ages.
Kunye is an integral practice in Tibetan medicine, indicated for many imbalances, primarily ‘rlung’ or ‘wind’. Kunye is done on a traditional massage table with the client unclothed and properly draped so that only the area of the body being worked on is exposed. I use different hand-made herbal-infused oils based on your individual constitution and your preference. The bodywork itself may include: deep tissue work; long, soothing strokes; targeted pressure points for muscles, nerves, tendons, the three nyes pa (humors) or specific organs; abdominal massage; joint mobilization; gentle stretches, and warming techniques. I may recommend that we include hot or cool compresses, stones, herbal poultices, Horme and/or sand to your session. A Kunye treatment is deeply relaxing, effective, and nourishing.
Horme treatments are small bundles of herbs heated in oil and applied to specific points. This treatment is especially effective for nerve problems, anxiety, insomnia, heart-emptiness, feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, and other wind or rlung related symptoms. As with regular Kunye, Horme is very relaxing, grounding, and leaves you feeling wonderful.
I also specialize in prenatal and postpartum massage. Bodywork can be beneficial throughout your pregnancy. It can help you sleep more deeply, breath more freely, and address discomfort associated with pregnancy-relaxed ligaments and tendons, increased blood volume, water retention, increased body mass, and muscular tension. I’m careful to avoid any areas of increased risk (pressure points, inner thighs, etc.), and always work within your comfort. Massage can also be a great help to coax your body to begin labor — when the time is right and things might just need a little push. I have had over a dozen clients report that they have gone into labor within 24 hours of receiving purposefully labor-inviting bodywork from me! Pregnancy is a very special time, and receiving bodywork is a sweet way to care for your body, being, and baby.
I went to see Mira for a prenatal massage toward the end of my pregnancy. As is typical of this time, I was in a lot of bodily discomfort causing many restless nights and crabby days. As soon as Mira’s hands were on my body I immediately felt in wise and intelligent care. It is clear that Mira is not simply a good “massage therapist” but that she is a deep and smart healer who’s work as a Tibetan Doctor is highly influential in her treatments. She is truly gifted.
Mira moved things and shifted so much around in my very tight and tense body that I felt like a transformed person after that first treatment. I was able to breath better and to get several nights in a row of deep rest and sleep and was in a markedly better mood. Each visit Mira tuned in to the particulars of the moment. There was nothing generic or routine about her work. She took her time with me, inquiring about my overall health and even gave me some Tibetan nutritional advice which also aided in my relaxation and sleep. I’ve had a lot of body work in the area and there are many gifted people around, but I have to admit Mira is at the top of my list. Her 11 plus years of experience along with her being a Doctor of Tibetan medicine and her understanding of women’s health and pregnancy make her an incredibly qualified and sophisticated healer. ~ V.A.