Sangha Bodywork

Sangha Bodywork

Bodywork for healers, fighters, artists and teachers. I am a licensed professional massage therapist of 8 years with training in yoga and martial arts.

I run a small practice using a number of different massage modalities within a Thai massage framework. I work Asian style: on a futon with the client wearing flexible clothing to allow for assisted stretching, and using little to no oils/lotions. I can do sessions from 30 minutes to 4 hours long. IM me to inquire about availability. I'm looking at self care in a larger way these days, so I'm going

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"You are not punching them; it is your going into kamae that punches them"
- Masaaki Hatsumi

“Tu non colpisci loro; tu vai nella Kamae che li colpisce.”
- Masaaki Hatsumi

#Bujinkan #Ninjutsu #Ninja #Budo #Taijutsu #Italia #Genova #artimarziali #giappone #martialarts #samurai #incontro #dojo #palestra #difesapersonale #femminile #donne #nike #calcio #MasaakiHatsumi #sport #liguria #spiritualità #filosofia #CSImoments

Sangha Bodywork updated their information in their About section. 10/01/2020

Sangha Bodywork updated their information in their About section.

Sangha Bodywork updated their information in their About section.


Try it :) 07/27/2019

Neuroscience and the 'Sanskrit Effect'

"In 1967, Alfred Tomatis, a French physician, psychologist, and ear specialist, studied the effect of chanting on Benedictine monks who had been part of a tradition with a strict schedule of daily chanting of up to eight hours a day. When a new Abbott changed this schedule, cutting out the chanting, the monks became tired and lethargic, even though they were getting extra sleep. In fact, the more sleep they got, the more tired they were. Alfred Tomatis believed that the chanting was energising their brains and bodies, so he reintroduced the chanting and the monks were soon full of energy again.""

Got a favorite chant, power song, or piece of writing you would sing or chant every day to power up and sharpen your brain? Science explores the unimaginable impacts chanting has on us. 01/30/2019

Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every Day, Now It’s a Giant Forest

Actions multiply exponentially.

“It’s not as if I did it alone,” he humbly says. “You plant one or two trees, and they have to seed. And once they seed, the wind knows how to plant them, the birds here know how to sow them, cows know, elephants know, even the Brahmaputra river knows. The entire ecosystem knows.” “As long as it survives, I survive.” 12/26/2018

‘It stops the scary stuff’: pupils thrive with mindfulness lessons

Meditation for managing anxiety is a crucial basic skill in this world, IMHO. I’m glad to see it is slowly getting accepted into schools, and glad that it is helping kids who whose quiet struggles were going unnoticed. A growing number of headteachers is convinced that meditation helps young pupils affected by violence


BBC Radio Oxford

“In school I was always ‘not good at sports’. It just took me 65 years to find the sport I was good at.” She also points out that it’s more important to focus less on what your body looks like and more on what it can do.

Talk about a powerful woman! 💪💪 02/21/2018

20 Quotes That May Make You Less Angry

#2. You have a choice.
“You can get angry, you can get even, or you can get ahead.” – Jeffrey Fry

Uncontrolled anger can undo you at the worst times. Some of these make pretty good mantras to enhance your cool, whether it be online trolls or adversaries in the flesh. Everyone gets angry, and that's okay, but if you need to cool down, here are some quotes to help make you less angry.


Jrock Radio

Her kiai is intense, and her form is super crisp. Such fine body awareness for a person so young!

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Uplift Connect

Make those habits good ones ;) 10/06/2017

6 Habits of Highly Empathic People

Empathy can be practiced. Walk in someone else's shoes. Focus on what you have in common rather than differences. Are you a Highly Empathic Person? Discover the traits of those who are, and learn how we can use empathy to support both others and ourselves. 10/03/2017

Here's How Many Calories You Burn Doing 39 Popular Exercises

We are made to move! Every extra moment you spend in motion helps, whether it's sport or chores. Opt for the less convenient option. Use it or lose it, friends. Everything we do burns calories. But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?



A warrior's spirit is not diminished by age.

This fierce granny from India is workout goals 💪

Don't forget to tag a grandma that slays in the comments below.


Prince Ea

Surprisingly deep, and funny. Worth a look if you're working on developing a positive mentality.

(Hat tip to Dharma Yoga Austin for the link)

Mind = Blown


Full Frugal Grip Workout to Build Bigger Forearms! (with a stick)

Also, this! He's using a boken.

Here's my full grip workout with nothing but a stick. Good for vacation! 07/31/2016

3 Cool Ways To Stand Up Explosively!

The 2nd one is a preparatory exercise we use for getting accustomed to rolling in budo taijutsu. These are some nice examples of effortless wavelike movement. Have fun with these three explosive exercises.


TEDxAdelaide - Lorimer Moseley - Why Things Hurt

Interesting short talk on pain theory. It's not the severity of tissue damage that determines the strength of the pain's how the brain interprets the stimulus. There is significant illusion in the equation - perhaps a useful thing to remember when fear from pain or injury tries to run away with us.

Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that...


The Art of Manliness

Neat collection of old school exercises, many of which I've seen in yoga or martial arts. I'm excited to give the paper ball hand strengthening exercise a whirl. If you try any of these, remember to back off from anything that causes pain.

Start your morning like an oldtime strongman. Naked somersaults and all.


Paul Masse writes: "The sun never sends you a bill and the sun never negotiates prices and times with you. It never says `I gave you 24 hours of sunlight yesterday so today you work for me for 12 hours`. The sun always burns 24 hours a day for us. Without the sun, all life on the earth perishes. Without a sun, there is no life. There is also a sun in you, (hikari 光、or also pronounced kou). Uncovered and free, it too, will also create wondrous life and protect those upon which its rays shine." (from 2015)

[02/12/16]   I'll be in Japan during March... so if you've been thinking about getting a session, catch me before Feb 27! Otherwise, I'll see you on the other side of a super intense month of training. :) 10/11/2015

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation

This is a great article that covers the psychological and physiological links in changing stuck tension patterns in the body. I like that he puts forth that different people need different approaches: bodywork, talk therapy, SSRIs, or a combination. For self care, there was emphasis on yoga's sustained stretches (rather than repetitive exercise movements) to unwind hardened patterns in the fascia in order to get down into "the issues in the tissue". Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on the body through biochemical pathways. Does this c


Nature Rx Part 1

Good for what ails ya...

Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors - two timeless prescriptions for whatev...


Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman

Perhaps a faster way to enlightenment...a trial by ice to blast through layers of resistance to reach primal consciousness. The creator of this method believes that it can cure inflammatory diseases as well psychological issues like depression.

Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his ...


F*ck That: A Guided Meditation

A relaxing meditation for when you have no more f***s to give...

[07/04/15]   Bay area friends: I'll be among you July 22 - August 5. I'll probably have time for a couple of full-on sessions if anyone's in need. See ya soon!

[03/22/15]   I've been in Japan for the last month refining my more aggressive bodywork practice - budo taijutsu. :) I'll be back to work in about a week, for those who've been patiently waiting. Upcoming projects: backyard movement space and massage dojo!


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Sangha Bodywork 12/21/2012

Tensegrity and Taijiquan (Tai Chi Ch’uan) « Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) & Neigong (Nei Kung)

For the past two months, I have been studying Taoist internal arts (Taiji, Qigong, etc) at Wudang Mountain in mainland China. I ran across this article as I was researching the form we started learning today. It's a great explanation of how the "machinery" that allows us to move works, from a Taiji point of view. If you've heard me talk about fascia or tensegrity and want to really understand what I mean, this is a great find! (but skip the dissection video if human cadavers stress you out) No matter what school, style, or lineage of taijiquan you may encounter, it is likely that over the course of studying this internal martial art … you will at some point be forced to totally reconsider the way you think your body works.

[09/26/11]   I just spent the last four days learning Geometry of Healing with the founder of Zero Balancing, Fritz Smith. Mind blowing stuff that had unexpected overlap with a lot of the Indian healing concepts that I learned in yoga! I might be looking at starting the certification process in the near future.

[08/29/11]   I am now certified to teach Dharma Yoga at the 300 hour level. Woo!

[06/13/11]   O hey! Finally came up with a name I like, in large part thanks to the yoga teacher training that began this past weekend. New graphics will be coming soon... 03/31/2011

Herbs for Anger: Herbal Support for the 40 Day Global Sadhana

This looks like an interesting article to read...putting it here so I do! Herbs for Anger! Doing the Burn Inner Anger 40 Day Global Sadhana? These herbs will support your healing process.


Choose the Therapist, Not the Therapy

This article talks about therapists in a broad sense, and reminds me of the same thing said of martial arts teachers ("choose the teacher, not the art"). It's these qualities that keep me going back to and trusting the people that care for me. Mini-article offering a tip to health care consumers. 02/17/2011


So far, this is the best web anatomy game I've seen. It's actually fun! Wish it covered more than the basics, but it's a neat learning tool to learn muscle names. I got 20th place in their national leaderboards using my I would have ruled with a mouse! Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome free flash games and interactives.

Our Story

Bodywork for healers, fighters, artists and teachers.

I’ve been a licensed professional massage therapist since 2006, with training as a teacher in yoga, martial arts, and Thai massage. I run a small practice using a variety of massage modalities including western clinical deep tissue, Craniosacral and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal) within a Thai massage framework. I work Asian style: on a futon with the client wearing flexible clothing to allow for assisted stretching, using little to no oils/lotions. I can do sessions from 30 minutes to 4 hours long. I'm looking at self care in a broad way these days, so I offer massage, yoga, and self defense instruction on a limited basis, either in a group or as part of a tailored private bodywork session.

At this time I’m only taking referrals, but IM me if you have interest and I will reach out when that changes.



North Central Austin
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 8pm
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