Karina Yanku, LMT

In practice since 1997, Karina is enthusiastic and highly creative. Originally trained as a vocalist and musician, she brings her love of music and rhythm to her successful massage practice. Her proudest achievement to date is the creation of OANAMASSAGE®, the premiere choreographed alpha-rhythmic massage designed specifically to help witih balance, coordination and grounding on all levels – physically, emotionally and spiritually. OANARHYTHMS©TM, the accompanying musical score, is the result of a year- long collaboration with acclaimed Brazilian recording artist João MacDowell.  She is also excited to be a part of a select group of wellness providers for HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).

Karina received her massage license from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and having performed countless massages in high-end spas, chiropractic offices, a hospital physical therapy unit, and in private practice, her technique has evolved into a unique blende of Swedish, Shiatsu and the deep, long strokes of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. She tailors your session to meet your specific needs, which may also include Deep Tissue, Sports, Thai stretching, Medial Massage and Reflexology. Karina has also received extensive training in the use of tuning forks and colored lights on acupuncture points, which helps to release energetic blockages within your physical and etheric bodies. Karina also performs auric color healing, which can be a guided chakra realignment, or just a silent meditation.