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 gong bath 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
Myo-Fascial Release (MFR), Trigger-Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Sacred Temple Lomi Lomi massage and spa therapy; Swedish Massage, body wraps, sugar scrubs, hot stone massage, aroma therapy, energy work, Private Yoga and Meditation
Amber Goodman, LMT & Shamanic Practiotioner
License# MA 00020523
Hello! My name is Amber Goodman. I am a licensed massage therapist and shamanic practitioner, and founder of Healing Tree Therapeutics. I attended massage school at The Academy of Natural Therapy in Eaton, Colorado, graduating in 2000. I have been happily serving the Des Moines community for over nine years. I am also a spiritual mentor and ceremonialist, with over nine years of Shamanic and Mentorship Training at the Sundust Oracle Institute in Seattle, Washington.
I originally got into massage because of a deep desire to help people. It wasn't until massage school and starting my own practice that I truly realized the potential of massage. As a child, I had injured my neck and broke my ribs twice. Pain and discomfort was a part of my daily life - something I thought we all lived with, After going to massage school, I completely changed my lifestyle. I adopted the philosophy that I can only help another as much as I can help myself. For me, this entails good nutrition, regular exercise, massage, chiropractic, sometimes acupuncture, and a lively spiritual practice. I can honestly say I feel wonderful! I no longer experience pain on a daily basis which allows me to really enjoy the work that I do.
I truly believe we don't have to hurt. There are so many things that we can do to help ourselves. Through good nutrition, a little exercise or better yet-play, and an individually designed wellness plan that includes tapping into our spiritual intuition, we can greatly enhance life's quality. I specialize in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue pregnancy massage, injury treatment, wellness care and pain management for seniors.
I hold deeply the understanding that true health can never be achieved if the soul is not tended to. Often times, the bodily pain or mental anguish we suffer is an indication that one's soul is in despair, be it due to trauma that has happened years ago or that is currently happening. Tending to the soul, like natural health modalities, helps a person exist more whole-heartedly. Therefore, they are better equipped to handle the ups and downs of life with more love, compassion and vitality. I facilitate this soul work by connecting directly to spirit through intuitive readings, soul retrieval, and helping guide the client in the way most suitable for them as they work to build their personal relationship with spirit.
My other interests include creating art, gardening, sustainable living and helping youth.
I would love to be a part of your wellness team!
Yours in health,