Emily King – Emy – is a massage and well-being practitioner and instructor, working with individuals and groups.

Emy’s classic personal massage is a spirited, free combination of moves integrating western and eastern techniques, adapted for your constitution and responding to you in real time. Emy also offers a choice of specialties: Classical Chinese well-being massages, Gerda Boyesen’s Biodynamic massages for well-being, and of course massages for specific areas or needs (head & face, abdominal massage, pregnancy, old age..).

Emy collaborates with artists, musicians, and activists, exploring creative ways to nurture ourselves and our communities. She creates open DIY resources for massage and well-being. Through often hybrid workshops she shares skills with heart, encouraging everyone’s capacity to give and receive goodness.

Training

Emy graduated in Psychology at René Descartes university in Paris.

After some years dedicated to the arts and litterature, she trained in well-being massages of eastern and western influences and Gerda Boyesen’s Biodynamic massages at Biopulse massage school, in (then) Avignon (she was certified in 2008).

Between 2013 and 2018, she studied Classical Chinese Metaphysics and Medicine with Larry Ibarra Fredes at the IEETC in Porto, which has since then become a main topic of interest, influencing her life and practice. With Larry Ibarra Emy trained in Tui-Na massage for well-being, then she assisted him weekly for two years at the acupuncture clinic. During those years she also studied Ba Zi astrology basics, Chinese dietary therapy, and most importantly the divinatory art of the I-Ching book of changes. She practices Chen Family style Taiji Quan.

In 2017, Emy received background in the care of victims of physical and psychological abuse, torture, political persecution, at the Centre Primo Levi, in Paris.

Now in 2019, already very fond of abdominal massage, she further develops her palpating and listening skills of the belly’s internal energies and organs thanks to Chi Nei Tsang training with Saumya Comer.

Emy is the author of the blog Le massage en images (2010-2016).

Current activities

Emy is based in Paris. She works in private practices, at your home, and on site for groups and companies. She also works part time for Biopulse massage training center, teaching classes and helping with the school’s life.

Collaborations

Emy is Angelica Salvi’s partner in VIVO, a four hands piece for Harp and massage they composed and play together. She is also a caregiver, contributor and facilitator in the collective Hacking with Care, which she co-founded with activists friends.

Emy’s massage features in the Mesh and the Circle, a film by Mariana Calo and Francisco Queimadela (stills below).

 

Sun King from Mónica Baptista on Vimeo.

Here in a favorite park, performing  a very personal, silly free style Qi Gong 🙂