A massage therapist since 2002, Ama initially certified in Swedish and Zen Shiatsu. Since then she has certified in Oncology Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Manual Lymph Drainage, and has trained in Berry Method in corrective massage for joints, scar tissue massage, abdominal massage, foot reflexology, acupressure and Muscle Release Technique, and as a Doula. Ama Graduated from the Somatic Experiencing program in September 2011, having studied with Raja Selvam, Ariel Giarretto, and Larry Heller. She studied with Peter Levine: "Emotion & Memory" in 2012 and "Aggression, Depression, Triumph and Breath" in 2014, “Eye of the Needle I & II” in 2018 & 2019 respectively, and “Archetypes and Developmental Trauma” in 2020. Ama studied with Kathy Kain: "Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists" in 2013, and her class with Stephen Terrell, "Somatic Resilience and Regulation after Early Trauma" in 2014. She also learned from Dave Baker and Abi Blakeslee, “Relational Development Rupture and Repair” in 2017.