As teenager, long before she entertained the notion of treating others’ ailments as a Massage Therapist, Kiran was already seeking massage and acupuncture techniques to treat her own TMJ jaw pain. Once exposed to a new world of wellness, therapeutic touch, and movement, Kiran took up regular yoga practice. She became a certified Yoga Therapist while earning her BA in Global Studies & International Relations at UCSB. Driven by her endless curiosity about how the body works, she became a licensed massage practitioner in 2014 at Santa Barbara Bodyworks.
Recently transplanted in San Diego in early 2016, Kiran is now pursuing her passion to heal at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the Master’s Acupuncture Program. Studying acupuncture influences her holistic approach toward treating the source, and not just the symptoms, of body dysfunction. As a lover of surfing, climbing, and biking, as well as person whose familiar with chronic pain, Kiran is grateful for the opportunity to help people live the life they love without restriction.
In working directly with muscle and fascia through various Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, Craniosacral and Swedish techniques, Kiran’s bodywork is especially beneficial for releasing adhesions from body tissues to alleviate pain and restore function. Her experiences with yoga and massage taught her that body awareness and self-care tools serve to activate the self-correcting mechanism of the body, which she now shares through her massage. She also suggests a variety of stretches to her clients, so they can explore therapeutic movements to achieve their wellness goals, be they physical, mental, or emotional.