These are some of the massages we offer throughout Kauai:
Deep Tissue Massage
Our specialty and most popular massage is Deep Tissue Massage. This massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscles, connective tissue, and fascia. Many of the same strokes are used as in a classic Swedish Massage. But the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on specific areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue is helpful for relieving chronically tense areas. It also helps to speed up the recovery process after injury. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and can help athletes with recovery and performance. This is a very therapeutic massage but does not need to be painful. Pressure can be adjusted based on comfort.
After the session, you might experience some tenderness and soreness. It is helpful to drink water immediately following the session to flush out any toxins and rehydrate the body’s muscles. It is generally recommended to avoid any strenuous activity after a massage to give the body time to recuperate.
Swedish Massage is a relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. This is a very popular type of massage today, what is offered most often in spas. A variety of strokes are used such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Sports and Orthopedic Massage
Recover more quickly and perform better with a sports massage. This massage aids in releasing the tension in the deeper layers of the muscles. If you are recovering from an injury, training for an event, or are an athlete, then sports massage could be a great massage option for you. Sports massage was originally designed to assist athletes to prepare their bodies for optimum efficiency, and to also recover more quickly after an event. Sports and Orthopedic massage focus on problems with the musculoskeletal system.
Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues. Myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in “trigger points,” which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascial tissue. During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable using light to firm pressure. Trigger points can restrict muscle and joint movements, The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy helps relieve pain and increase flexibility.
Fascia is the connective tissue that envelopes and supports muscles, bones, organs, nerves, and vessels down to the cellular level. It is a moveable framework that supports, separates, and suspends individual organs. It is what defines and gives the body its shape. It has been said that if everything were to be removes from the body except for its fascial network, it would nevertheless retain tis full and distinct shape, much like the material left when all the juice is squeezed from an orange.
Malfunction of the fascial system due to trauma, poor posture, or inflammation can bind down connective tissue. This can place abnormal pressure on other body components, and may require physical manipulation to relieve. If you are interested in learning more about fascia, you can find articles and information online written by Ida Rolf.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomi massage is a Hawaiian healing practice which usually includes massage. More than just massage, it is a way of life. Lomi was practiced by the native healers (Kahuna lā’au lapa’au) and was used as a restorative health practice within families. As with all ancient Hawaiian teachings, there are different lineages and teachers of Lomi Lomi. Each will have a slightly different technique. But no matter what type of Lomi a practitioner practices, there is always the unconditional spirit of aloha, total respect, honor, and sacredness in everything. The important thing is the focus, intent, and love of the practitioner. This type of bodywork utilizes long, broad, fluid movements. Forearms and elbows are often used to cover a broad area, and more oil is applied in this massage. Unlike many other massage modalities, Lomi Lomi works towards the emotional/energetic sources of pain and stress to release the root cause, rather than simply alleviating symptoms.
Enjoy a Kauai couples massage. We will come to your location- your home, vacation rental, or hotel. A great way to enjoy a couples massage on your Kauai vacation without having to leave the comforts of home. Essential oils and soft music are incorporated into each massage. It is a full sensory experience! You can choose from any of the massages we offer including therapeutic/deep tissue, lomi lomi, myofascial release/structural and hot stone massage.
If you simply want to relax or are dealing with chronic pain and stress, couples massages are a great way to enjoy a massage with your spouse, partner, family or a friend. We primarily serve the North Shore of Kauai (Haena, Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea) but will travel to east (Kapaa and surrounding areas) or south (Poipu and surrounding areas) as well.
The prenatal massage can help to relieve many of the typical discomforts experienced during pregnancy – backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema. Massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, and helps to ease tension. Getting massages while pregnant can also aid with better sleep, and also help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Relax and enjoy a Kauai massage. We offer professional massage and will travel to your home or vacation accommodations. Free mobile massage services offered throughout Kauai ~ Princeville, Hanalei, Kilauea, Kapaa, Lihue, and Poipu*. Specializing in therapeutic massage techniques, you can choose from a wide variety of modalities. Our goal is to help you feel your best with therapeutic, intentional work. Whether you are seeking relief from pain or injury, or if you simply want to relax, we have a customized treatment for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Aloha
* An upcharge of $20 will be added to sessions in Poipu, as we are based on north shore and east side of the island.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
MONDAY - SATURDAY
SUNDAY 10AM - 5PM
* We do take same day appointments if possible, however
booking 24-48 in advance is recommended.
* An upcharge of $20 may be added to sessions booked after hours