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. 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.  Amma therapy session include nutritional recommendations. Read more on Amma.

GUA SHA  and FIRE CUPPING are adjunct therapies that can be included in Amma sessions or requested as a separate session.


I meet with nutritional clients in person at Pulse Holistic Health. Sessions are booked for an hour and include a detailed intake of the clients current conditions and concerns.  Assessment includes tongue, pulse, 5 Element theory and other Asian medicine principles and a detailed recommendation and therapy plan.  Read my views on nutrition.

I see clients in person for Amma Therapy & Holistic Nutrition at Pulse Holistic Health at 725. N. 15th. Boise, Idaho 208-955-8272.

I treat a maximum of 16 clients a week – generally, only treating 4 clients a day. I generally book out 2-3 weeks in advance. Other appointments may be available at other times than listed below and you can also request to placed on my cancellation list. Connect directly with me via to find out about other times. I request that you book either on the hour or half hour so that I keep as many appointments available for self booking as possible. Thank  you.

Therapy schedule:

  • Monday: Clients 9-2
  • Tuesdays: Off
  • Wednesdays: 2-6
  • Thursdays: Clients 2-6
  • Fridays: Clients 9-1


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.

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Amma Or Nutrition Session

$8560 minute session

Amma - Buy 5 Get 1 Free

4256, 60 minute sessions


Not in Boise? Not a problem.

I offer online or over the phone consultations. Each session is booked for an hour. I request an intake form (I will provide) is filled out before the session. The session can be recorded for your convenience or I follow up with an email detailing session overview and recommendations. Video chats are preferred as I am able to glean more information by seeing you.


To book a virtual appointment with April, email me directly at Online booking will be available soon for these appointments.  $85

Virtual Sessions

$8560 minute session

Virtual Sessions- Buy 5 Get 1 Free

4256, 60 minute sessions


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 Classes 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.