Kep

If you want someone who will attentively listen, unhurried and open-minded to your health issues, then Kep is your therapist. She will hear your concerns and address your treatment with compassion, a natural sense of empathy and a matter-of-fact perspective. Kep lives her life within the urban boundaries of Anchorage, where she feels a deep connection and dedication to her community. She has represented Mountain View Community Council for 20 years and continues to participate in neighborhood projects such as Parks and Recreation committee upgrades to the Boys and Girls Club grounds, Russian Jack Park and the Chester Creek handicapped nature trail. After turning to the Oriental Arts Healing Center to successfully correct her Thoracic Kyphosis (curvature of the vertebrae) through Tai chi chuan, Kep was inspired to stay at the Center and learn massage therapy. As a certified massage therapist, Kep not only shares her healing skills at work but now also brings civic service into her life at a more personal level; as exhibited each year when she enthusiastically attends the Veterans Health Fair to serve at the Healing Touch Therapy booth. One of Kep’s favorite uses for Tuina is a seated massage for shoulder pain and headaches. Working on a chair allows her access to provide simultaneous treatment of pressure points on both sides of the shoulder. Using hand rolling techniques, Kep continues treatment along the upper back and between the clavicle bones to release the shoulders.  Working in this clavicle area, Kep notices a visible emotional relief and noticeable relaxation in her clients. The massage ends with rolling motions down the neck to release headache pain. After the Tuina massage sequence is completed, and muscles relaxed, Kep can enhance the treatment with alternative therapy modes to treat specific issues. Tuning fork therapy may be used to apply healing vibration into a key area, or cupping and qua sha may be applied to raise and release stagnant qi that was previously bound under tensed muscles. After a treatment from Kep you may just find yourself like a recent client, so relaxed that you fall asleep upright in her chair. Kep has added skilled training to her nurturing and soothing touch to offer you a comforting, effective massage.  A graduate of the Anchorage Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy, she is a senior licensed massage therapist with the following training and qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Level 1 Tuina Medical Acupressure
  • Massage Therapist
  • Certified Qigong Teacher
  • Hot Stones Massage Therapist
  • Certified Level 2 Healing Touch Therapist
  • Medical QiGong Training
  • Additional training in cupping, facial acupressure, moxa, qua sha, and tuning fork therapy
  • Applied training with Tuina Doctors at the Bejing Hospital in China