Integrative Asian Massage
Boise, ID

Bring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and soul

Man relaxing as John, an Asian bodywork practitioner in Boise, ID works on his upper neck and back pain

Asian massage focuses on you as a whole person, not just symptoms

At Whole Being Massage in Boise, ID, we aim to find the root cause of your symptoms. It’s the key to allowing your body to release whatever is manifesting as pain – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Living with headaches, anxiety, insomnia, or unexplained pain is not just frustrating – it affects your overall quality and outlook on life.

Integrative Asian massage is a holistic approach to healing that has been used for centuries to promote wellness. And unlike conventional medicine, it focuses on the whole person – treating beyond just physical pain.

A blend of holistic modalities to promote healing and health

When you book therapeutic an Asian massage at our Boise studio, your practitioner will customize your treatment by incorporating various techniques for an effective and truly integrative Asian bodywork experience.

Integrating various types of techniques can help stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, relieve stress and tension, improve circulation, and promote overall well-being.

The foundational therapies of Integrative Asian Massage include:

Therapeutic Acupressure

(physical and emotional self-healing)

Your body contains hundreds of pressure points that correlate to various systems and organs. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture as treatment focuses on these points. However, instead of needles, acupressure uses gentle, firm pressure of the hands.

Acupressure provides a wide array of benefits as it reaches the core of many emotional disorders and stress-related physical ailments.

As emotional experiences (even from childhood) are stored within your body, they often lead to unexplainable physical pain and ailments. As emotional wounds restrict the energy flow in our blood (Qi), the stress of these events has a compounding effect, much like when muscles contract after injury.

This energy is considered to be the essence of our spirit, a source of enthusiasm, and a vital component of our body’s functions.

Releasing the scars we carry into adulthood helps restore balance to this crucial life force fundamental to overall health and recovery.

How Can Therapeutic Acupressure Benefit You?

Acupressure can unveil and release deep-seated emotional trauma – stimulating nerve communication pathways and improving a wide variety of symptoms.

  • Reduce allergies
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Improve organ function
  • Balance emotions
  • Improve the body’s ability to heal
  • Reduce chronic physical pain
  • And more!
Zen Shiatsu

(Japanese style of bodywork and breath meditation)

Shiatsu literally means finger (shi) pressure (atsu). Zen Shiatsu combines pressure with the rhythm of your breath to work with your body rather than against it.

Your practitioner will typically use their thumbs, arm, or elbow, to apply pressure to energy points and channels that correlate specifically to your body’s needs.

Soft tissue manipulation in addition to active and passive exercise and stretching may be part of your treatment. Pressure is always customized to your preference – light, medium, or deep.

How Can Zen Shiatsu Benefit You?

It’s common to feel a sense of deep relaxation and stress relief as you experience this elegant and meditative style of treatment.

  • Improve bowel function
  • Decrease fatigue
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Relieve headaches
  • Reduce chronic lower back pain
  • And more!
Lomi Lomi

(known as the Loving Hands massage)

Lomi Lomi is unique in that it uses a combination of soothing and restorative techniques, nut oils, breathing, prayer, and dance to restore the body’s Qi energy.

As Margaret Machado said, “the difference between Lomi Lomi and Swedish massage is the ‘loving touch.’ Its holistic approach creates a connection between your mind, body, emotion, and spirit.”

Lomi is a Hawaiian word, meaning, “to knead, to rub, or soothe: to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.” We combine these free-flowing strokes with acupressure to create a unique and profound healing experience that is as beautiful as it is relaxing.

How Can Lomi Lomi Benefit You?

In addition to therapeutically addressing physical issues, you’ll enjoy a holistic experience integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce muscle pain
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve immune response
  • Improve flexibility and motion
  • Improve overall sense of well-being
  • And more!
Tui Na

(a combination of relaxing and invigorating therapy)

Tui Na (pronounced twee nah and translated as Push – Grasp) is one of the oldest, most traditional forms of Chinese medicine. Although not suited for everyone, it has gained international attention for its safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of both physical and emotional conditions.

Different than western therapies, Tui Na goes beyond the muscles, bones, and joints to work with the body on a deeper, energetic level. Using a variety of acupressure and manual techniques, stretching and joint rotations are often incorporated to help balance the body’s vital energy (Qi) flow and natural healing processes.

As a mother practice of Integrative Asian Bodywork, Tui Na is used at Whole Being Massage in Boise as a holistic foundation for integrating Eastern and Western therapies.

How Can Tui Na Benefit You?

Experience pain relief during this deeply therapeutic and surprisingly relaxing style of bodywork, while restoring balance and harmony to your body’s natural energy systems.

  • Reduce lower back pain
  • Relieve headaches
  • Reduce musculoskeletal pain
  • Ease digestive disorders
  • Improve respiratory issues
  • Decrease stress
  • Increase emotional well-being
  • And more!

Tui Na is the dance of energy of Tai Ji between two people.
-Master Fu Ling

With the extensive studies and certifications of our practitioner John, he is able to further incorporate:

  • Thai Stretching & Compression
  • Chinese Oil Therapy
  • Foot Reflexology & Detox
  • Deep Tissue Work
  • Safe, Gentle Geriatric Bodywork
  • Therapeutic Cupping
John, an Asian bodyworker at Whole Being Massage in Boise applies pressure to a man's mid back using the palm of his hand during an Asian bodywork session

Integrative Asian Massage


60 Minutes: $100
75 Minutes: $120
90 Minutes: $140
120 Minutes: $180

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything in search of relief?

Explore the incredible benefits and world of integrative Asian bodywork. Let us help you find the relief and relaxation you deserve.

“John was able to tend to my body and spirit with his unique skills. I recommend him to the person who wants work done that lasts days beyond the session.”
Rodney L

John is an incredible Tui Na therapist, his mastery of Integrative Asian Bodywork is evident in every session. The atmosphere he creates is inviting and relaxing, making for a truly top-notch massage experience. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in his craft, and I highly recommend him.
Carol C

John was absolutely lovely. He was kind and generous with his knowledge and energy. I had a perfectly relaxing experience and was left with reduced tension and blissful energy. Thank you!
Kim S

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If Asian Massage Is Right For Me?

If you have any type of imbalance or unexplainable pain in the body, Integrative Asian Massage is highly recommended. The wide range of physical and emotional benefits draws people to these healing arts, especially when seeking relief when nothing else has worked.

People drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also enjoy this type of bodywork as techniques aim to restore balance to the whole person – physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Is Foot Reflexology The Same As A Foot Massage?

No. Although both involve manipulation of the feet, they are based on different principles and techniques.

Foot reflexology is a type of alternative therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet that are believed to correspond to different organs and systems in the body. The theory behind reflexology is that stimulating these points can help to improve the flow of energy in the body that promotes healing.

What Should I Wear During An Asian Massage Treatment?

We always want you to dress to your level of comfort. Depending on your treatment, there are various types of Asian therapies that can be performed while remaining fully clothed. However, typical attire is similar to the level of clothing you’d wear during a traditional massage.

Do I Have To Talk During This Type Of Session?

You are free to remain silent while relaxing and enjoying your treatment. Other than checking in or reminding you to take a deep breath, we leave the level of conversation up to you.

We always invite you to ask questions or speak up if something needs to be changed.

What Therapists Offer Asian Massage?

Please refer to our pricing and details to see what therapists currently offer Asian massage treatments.

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