Hawaiian Lomi Lomi , is the ancient art of Hawaiian therapeutic massage as taught by Aunty Margaret Machado of the Big Island . The movement of traditional Lomi Lomi is a kneading motion toward the heart using thumbs, palms or forearms. Lomi Lomi is both gentle and deep, making it adaptable to a broad range of therapies, including athletic massage and treatment of the ill and injured. Lomi Lomi relaxes and revives the body by moving blood and lymph, relieves muscle spasms and removes toxins from the muscles and connective tissue while soothing the nervous system. Lomi Lomi, is Rod and Karen's signature massage.
Thai Massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. These movements help to
- adjust the skeletal structure
- increase flexibility
- relieve muscular and joint tension
- stimulate internal organs
- balance the body's energy system
The effect is uniquely relaxing as well as energizing. Receiving a Thai massage is a bit like doing yoga without putting forth any effort while also getting acupressure treatments!
Sessions typically last one and a half hours, and are performed on a floor mat with the client dressed in comfortable loose clothing. Thai Massage uses two primary procedures - applying gentle pressure with the hands and feet, and a wide variety of passive stretching movements.
La Stone Massage is the massage spas the world over consider to be the Cadillac of massages! It is an unforgettable experience that will literally melt your stresses away. The “ Original Hot Stone Massage” incorporates the use of heated stones and oils, transporting you deep within to a place of peace and profound rest.
Rod and Karen are also trained and proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage.
Young Living Essential Oils are used by Karen in all of her work. Therapeutic-grade essential oils deliver positive benefits to the body through smell, direct absorption into the skin, and by normal digestive processes. Antiseptic, calming, stimulating, soothing, Young Living's essential oils bring balance to all systems of the body.
Ayurvedic Massage &Treatments
Abhyanga is the traditional Ayurvedic massage. This luxurious massage utilizes abundant amounts of warm oil and a gentle nourishing touch. Abhyanga balances and rejuvenates the system by increasing the flow of prana (vital life force) making it the ideal massage for anyone suffering from insomnia, jet lag recovery from surgery, child birth or simply seeking a sense of harmony from within.
Shirodhara is the ultimate in relaxation therapy. A gentle, continuous stream of specially prepared herbal oil is directed over the “third eye” and forehead. This simple, but profound treatment calms the entire nervous system giving you a sense of peace and tranquility.
Nasya was designed to give clarity to the mind and sharpen all five senses. Treatment includes a massage to the head, neck and upper back, application of heat, herbal steam, and nasal oil drops. Nasya is a great way to help speed recovery from the symptoms of a cold, allergies or asthma.
Swedena , steam bath, is a great addition to any massage. Opening the channels and passag ways of the body, it cleanses the body through the use of essential oils or Ayurvedic herbs. Purify and revitalize today!
Pancha Karma , Ayurvedic seasonal purification therapy, is given in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Three to seven day sessions are offered, and include an Ayurvedic consultation and your choice of one or two therapists. Call us for details.