Meet Our Massage Therapists
Since 1998 it has been my great pleasure to work in a field I truly love. I am truly my happiest when I am meeting new people and practicing massage, bodywork and energy healing. It has been my personal journey of healing to explore the mind/body connection in depth and from that realize that our outer conditions have their beginnings in our thought processes and belief systems. When we have understanding of how the mind contributes to our physical problems, we can take a big sigh of relief because the mind can be changed!
In addition to wonderful modalities like Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Lomi Lomi massage, I have achieved great results using Quantum Touch, A Touch for Health (applied kinesiology), BodyTalk, The Emotion Codes, EFT, PSTEC and acupressure massage. Bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance leaves the client in the best possible place for continued healing.
My initial training came from The Body Therapy Institute in Santa Barbara Ca. where I was blessed to learn from some of the finest instructors of that time.
The beautiful and healing art of massage first caught my interest when I was 13. After a strenuous sports activity, I would trade massages with friends and occasionally receive a massage from a professionally trained massage therapist. Later, while in college, having a positive impact on people’s lives became my life purpose and in my senior year I decided I wanted to attend massage school instead of pursuing a career associated with my chemistry degree. This moment of clarity occurred one day in my medicinal chemistry class as we were learning about the side effects of pharmaceutical treatments. It dawned on me that my path to helping people would be to use alternative healing approaches instead of surgery and pharmaceuticals.
I attended Hokulani Massage Academy on the Big Island of Hawaii immediately after college and once I dove into learning how to share the healing ways of massage, I immediately knew I was in harmony with my passion.
Massage is a way to keep the body in check by breaking up congested areas and preventing others from forming. We often underestimate how capable our bodies are of healing themselves and I strive to work with the body to prevent injuries and to help those that have already occurred.
Releasing the tension in the body helps release the stress we hold in the mind. It helps us think more clearly and calmly, thereby, allowing us to deal with everyday stresses in a healthier way. My goal is for the whole body to work together in harmony so it can function at its optimum level. I enjoy working with each person to create a massage that will meet its specific needs.
As a massage therapist, I am constantly learning and growing to provide my clients with an experience that leaves them feeling lighter, relaxed, and renewed.
I love massage therapy so much that not only have I chosen it as my career but I also married a massage therapist.
Massage has become a great passion of mine and I have learned much about healing of the mind and body. In fact, I have experienced the benefits for myself and my clients as a solution to stress, pain, injuries, and other imbalances of the mind-body connection.
I help each client to do this by subtly bringing awareness to their body and facilitating healing. My favorite therapy is called AMR (Advanced Muscle Reconditioning); a neuromuscular technique that focuses on cross-fiber stimulation to promote muscle relaxation and blood flow. AMR sends a message to the brain that a particular area is tight and the brain returns a message for that area to relax.
Growing up in a family of professional and Olympic athletes, they often needed my help and I have seen great results from it. I am also a Reiki Master and I enjoy sharing the benefits of energy medicine. My goal is to help as many people as I can to feel good in their bodies.
The mana ‘aina of Hawaii, or spirit of the land, augments the power and efficacy of massage therapy. I feel privileged and deeply grateful to practice the healing arts in such a magical place.
As an athlete and long-time receiver of bodywork and alternative medicine, observing the benefits of these modalities led me to the practice. After receiving my B.S. in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary, I studied and apprenticed at Hokulani Massage Academy in Waimea.
My massage blends lomilomi, shiatsu, swedish, and reflexology on a canvas of deep tissue and structural kinesiology.
When not doing bodywork I enjoy surfing, paddling, hiking, practicing yoga, and snowboarding (whenever possible!). Aloha
Aloha kakou! (Greetings to all)
I was born and raised in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii to the sound of Hilo’s waterfalls in Ka Nahele (the rain forests). My ancestors reside in the sound of each rain drop as it falls from leaf to leaf. Growing up in this magical place of great Mana (powerful life essence) has inspired and charged my being to do great good for others.
Assisting people in their healing, through my hands, was gifted to me through my family lineage and massage therapy came natural to me with great proficiency. Through a series of mysterious events, I discovered that massage is one of my most cherished purposes … massage is my Ala (path) in life. Wonderful and unbelievably great things were happening to people after they left my massage room. At massage school, more and more people were telling me that problems they had for years were actually gone. As positive results with my clients continued, I began to realize that something more than the “usual” massage was happening.
Whether I am working on someone with a physical injury, someone going through emotional pain or a combination of the two; The Spirit of Aloha and gratitude fills my heart greatly that I can be an instrument of healing for that person in that moment. There is still much pain in the world in various forms so if I can help ease that pain for you through massage and with The Spirit of Aloha, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference for you.
Mahalo nui loa (thank you so much) and I hope to meet you soon.
I am excited and grateful to massage in Paradise!
I spent over 20 years on The Island involved in many other other activities including horseback tours and the polo games at Waiki’i Ranch. In 1998,I graduated from the world renowned Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies with Lynn and Peter Wind. By 1999, I was established in Seattle at a Naturopathic Center and eventually ended up on Seattle’s East side at various chiropractic clinics and physical therapy centers mainly doing injury work with insurance companies. While in Seattle, I also trained and worked with the Paule Attar Spa in downtown Bellevue.
After almost 17 years, the Big Island called me home. I am so happy to have switched gears in working mainly with guests at the resorts on this beautiful Island.
I have extensive injury medical massage training as well as Swedish, Lomi Lomi, sports massage, and I particularly love using the Chinese cupping method to access the connective tissue and myofascial system.
You will literally be in good hands with me!
A Hui Hou!
Being Japanese born and Hawaiian by heart, Mana, the energy of this island, led me to the passion of the healing arts.
Since 2002, I have been practicing and leaning many healing and massage techniques and modalities from around the world.
My massage sessions are a blend of various touch and penetrating energy; Island style.
Each culture has its unique expression of philosophy.
I love the simplicity of Hawaiian Language yet with its very deep meaning.
“Kina’ole” can be described as, “Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling the first time.
I do believe that everything happens for a reason and, therefore, I treasure each meeting and massage session as an opportunity to strive for excellence with “Omotenashi” (Aloha).
Welcome to Paradise!
While being trained as a dancer at North Carolina School of the Arts I was taught massage techniques for dancers. I was certified in reflexology and taught basic meditation to the mentally challenged. I began a Reiki and Swedish massage apprenticeship in Colorado with a blind teacher who taught me to “see” with my fingers, elbows, forearms, and knees.There I found a heightened approach to body work. Since then, I have traveled the world seeking advanced practices in massage, yoga, meditation, skin care, and holistic healing modalities.
Some of the unique modalities, in addition to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Lomi-Lomi, that I have trained and practice are: Ashiatsu, Thai Massage, Reiki, Polarity, Shiatsu, Cranio-Sacral and Reflexology
I have been a massage therapist for over 20 years and love my work. My motivation and satisfaction is fueled by sharing my experience, techniques and various modalities in helping to heal my clients’ pains and discomfort.
I use a blend of modalities including Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, acupressure and shiatsu points, cranial sacral, and Reiki.
I look forward to working with you on this beautiful island