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I see clients in person for Amma Therapy and Holistic Nutrition Consultations at Pulse Holistic Health  at 725 N. 15th, Boise, Idaho 83702.

Not in Boise? No problem – Appointments via phone or online services for Asian Assessment and Holistic Nutrition are also available but need to be booked directly through me. To find out more email me at or call me at Pulse 208-955-8272.

Amma Therapy

Amma therapy is a classical Asian bodywork style that predates acupuncture. Amma–literally push-pull–is one of the oldest known Chinese words to describe bodywork. Highly specialized, Amma therapy combines deep rhythmic, circular digital pressure and acupressure point stimulation with Asian medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system.  Amma therapy, like acupuncture and other Asian bodywork forms, focuses on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body. Whereas the acupuncturist inserts needles into the energy pathways to stimulate and move the energy, the Amma practitioner relies primarily on the sensitivity and strength of the hands to manipulate the client’s Qi. Amma therapy techniques include both deep-tissue manipulation, that is used in other forms of therapeutic massage, and the stimulation of Qi movement that is the basis of Asian medicine. Although there is a basic form, Amma therapy is highly adaptable to the client’s needs. For example, a client with fibromyalgia or cancer may need a very gentle treatment compared to the depth and vigor of treatment that an athlete can handle. We have to meet each client where they are at and then work to reach or maintain health. Some practitioners specialize and work with only certain clients, however, Amma can be used for all ages and all stages of health. I treat young and old, athletes to those who are ill.


I treat clients at Pulse Holistic Health for Amma therapy. Appointments are booked for 1 hours — hands on time varies during treatment depending on assessment and treatment protocol demands.

Sessions and package deals may be purchased online or at the time of service unless otherwise noted. You may prepay for services or pay for them at the time of treatment. Please note, Bookeo, my booking system does not indicate if you have purchased therapy or a package deal on my site. I manage those through Quickbooks and will send you an email confirming your purchase.

As of February 2019, I no longer book 90 minute session except by special request or need.  Thank you for your understanding and feel free to connect with me to see if I have space available for a 90 minute session.

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Amma Therapy Session

$8560 minute session

Amma - Buy 5 Get 1 Free

4256, 60 minute sessions

Holistic Nutrition Consultation

Choosing a nutritionist to work with can be a challenge.  The media is flooded with ideas of what is good and bad in the realm of food.  And those ideas seem to change from week to the next, all the more reason to have a clear picture of the nutritionist’s approach to food.  My foundations in food come from my upbringing on a small, productive family farm and my chosen career in Asian medicine (Chinese medicine).  Asian medicine’s energetic understanding of foods and herbs is amazingly simple yet profound, and can work well with western nutrition’s understanding of food and healing–if we let it.  The food we choose to ingest can be our best source of vitality and healing…or our biggest self hindering process.  I do not believe there is one “right” diet.  Our needs vary based on our age, constitution, gender and general health.  If you have a very weak or compromised digestion, regularity and routine in eating habits are perhaps, the most important habits you can have.


I see Holistic Nutrition and Asian Assessment clients at Pulse Holistic Health. Click the button below to schedule an in-house appointment. For online or video bookings contact me directly at

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Holistic Nutrition

$7060 min session

Holistic Nutrition Pack

140$60 min session & 2 1/2 hr follow ups


I have been an AOBTA® Certified Instructor since 1998 and have been teaching Amma Therapy and Holistic Nutrition for more than two decades. I offer classes for both the public and profession. Please see my Education page for more details.


I just went and saw April and she is amazing. I learned lots of new things and will be back to see her!!

K. C.

April is the best! She is realistic, but helpful and gives her clients the opportunity to maximize health, through information and encouragement. She journeys with her clients at the same time, providing genuine and honest evaluation of the particular condition. I love her insights and feel empowered to move forward with realistic goals. Looking forward to returning for my next visit, even though I live at a distance…it is like coming home.

Sharon S

April was faaaantastic. I am really looking forward to the “healing” process she is going to share with me! I look forward to seeing her again soon!

C. H.

My background is education.  I find April to be an outstanding educator.  She has depth to her knowledge which allows her to be open to discussion and questions.  April is a constant student.  Her style nicely combines teacher and student to create a rewarding learning environment.  I look forward to taking more classes from her in the future.     


Before taking April’s “Herbal First Aid” class, I had spent at least a year in and out of doctors’ offices with sinus infections.  I was taking anti-biotics, using inhalers, and constantly feeling run-down.  The information on herbal first aid has had a dramatic positive impact on my health.  It’s an invaluable source for natural and herbal treatments for colds, flu, injuries and skin conditions.  I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their health naturally.

Jan K.F.

April has always done a great job with her Amma Therapy but this was my first nutritional consultation with her. She gave me great information and advice that was easy to understand and follow. THANKS!

Erin D.