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Today's side deal kneads nefarious aches into a euphoric massage elixir of euphoric massage at Karuna Healing Arts. Owner Jennifer Chien's special brand of holistic bodywork is an individualized approach that helps heal hurts, relieve pain, and de-stress stressed stresses. An SF Examiner reviewer calls Chien's touch "equivalent to feeling the warmth of the sun after many days of rain."
Karuna massages combine 11 different bodywork modalities, but feel free to request a specific one if you are interested. The classic Swedish massage uses oil, cream, or lotion with long gliding strokes and kneading motions to help increase circulation and release muscular tension. Deep tissue focuses on realigning deep layers of muscle and connective tissue. Karuna offers atypical options such as positional release (a gentle, low-force technique), craniosacral therapy (manipulating the body’s craniosacral system), and Thai massage, which is practiced on the floor. You can upgrade to a 1.5-hour session by paying $30 more at the end of your session.
Jennifer Chien has a certification in massage therapy and health education from the National Holistic Institute, and she has studied craniosacral therapy at the Upledger Institute and traditional Thai massage in Thailand at the Shivakagomaraphat School. Her mission is to use massage to release blocked energy and realign people so that they achieve balance and optimal health.
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The SF Examiner reviewed Karuna Healing Arts:
- She has an overwhelming sense of compassion that is delivered through her hands. She has a wonderful gift that must be experienced in order to understand the healing compassion felt through her massage techniques...Healthy living is about living happy and staying healthy, which means practicing prevention. This is why I place immense value in services provided by Jennifer at Karuna Healing Arts. – Elizabeth Kowal
- I've gotten massages before but was never really into it. Jennifer did a great job and I felt thoroughly relaxed. The massage was extremely therapeutic for me – Billy Gong, Genbook
- Jennifer is an outstanding massage therapist! She is truly gifted at making a person relax and calm. She is extremely professional, as well as healing. – Megan Brezovar, Genbook
- Having tried many massage therapists in San Francisco, Jennifer is the best. – Christine N., Genbook