Bliss, ease, happiness, pleasure, and well being - also known as, Sukha.
Sukha happens here. Our gift to you comes in the form of the healing arts - massage, meditation, and yoga being our primary offerings. From our wondrous healing massages, like Lomi Lomi and treatment massage, to meditation, Reiki, and Yoga classes, Sukha offers healthy, healing, and uplifting experiences like nowhere else.
Sukha was founded in 2011 by Kimberly Konopaski, licensed massage therapist and yogi. Kim saw the need for a studio that offered clients the benefits of two healing practices not often combined in one place - massage & yoga. This led to the inception of Sukha in her community of Des Moines, WA. Built on tradition, but refined with western personalities in mind, Sukha offers many types of healing massage and yoga for any skill level. Check out our massage services, and yoga classes, to see what speaks to you.
The focus of our studio is and always has been to provide our patients and students with a place of healing - a place to find bliss - a place to practice – whatever that means to them. We are a place of serenity, strength, and even just a place to reflect. Each of our services and classes brings a focus to being still and being quiet; living in a bustling city we all need a place to find bliss and decompress.
We are very connected with our community in Des Moines, WA - a little waterfront town just south of Seattle. Working closely with other massage practitioners and yoga studios in our area, as well as around the world, we deliver the highest quality massage and instructive yoga classes.
Kimberly Konopaski, LMT & Yogi
License# MA 00021347
Owner and Creator of Sukha
Welcome. We trust you’ll find Sukha to be a safe and nurturing place to receive the healing properties of massage therapy. And yoga, for you yogis. The goal is to listen to you and your body, and use the very best techniques for your specific needs. Whether you are suffering from pain of chronic injuries, relief of stress and soreness, or looking for spa like treatments, I'm here to help you feel great.
Specialties 15 years of experience
Injury Treatment, Myo-Fascial Release (MFR), Trigger-Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Movement release techniques, Sacred Temple Lomi Lomi Practitioner and Facilitator 12 years experience (Teachers Tom Cochran and Donna Jason), Swedish Massage, Spa therapy license and 50hr certification in Aroma Therapy, energy work with Art Running Bear, Reiki 1&2 with Norma Jean. CYT 10 years (certified yoga teacher) 2 year program with Laura Yon. Private Yoga, Meditation and group classes.
Amber Goodman, LMT & Shamanic Practiotioner
License# MA 00020523
Julie Hoefer, LMT
License # MA00015912
Hello, and thank you for your interest in my bio! As a body-worker of nearly two decades I believe in honoring each client as an individual and listening to their goals, as well as to their bodies. I'm particularly passionate about offering my clients relief from headache pain, but no matter your concern, I recognize that unique experiences, emotions, backgrounds, diets and activity levels can affect our health and well-being. I look forward to meeting you and I am pleased to help facilitate healing in your body.
Specialties 19 years experience
medical massage and injury treatment, myofascial release, SMRT (Spontaneous muscle release technique), trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, cupping, Ayurvedic massage, table Thai massage, sports massage for athletes and pre/post workout, Hot Stone and Mineral massage, headache relief for tension, sinus and migraine, body scrubs
Hi I’m Taylor!
I’m new at Sukha and I’m honored to be here to connect with community and grow my healing practice.
My specialty as a massage therapist of 12 years is to blend deep tissue with relaxation techniques. I focus on the emotional body as well as the physical. My massages are about giving your spirit nurturance and relief just as much as your body (it’s all connected after all :) ).
I’ve been training with my teacher Char Sundust in the shamanic healing arts for about four years, and I look forward to offering my new treatments which blend massage and spirit work in one!
I’ve also started a Mentorship with Kim here at Sukha, where I am learning the sacred art of Lomi Lomi massage. I am humbled and grateful to be invited into the fold.
Taylor Sims, LMT
License #MA 60075268
Specialties 12 years experience
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki 1&2. On going Shamanic training with Char Sundust.