10 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in your Relationship

10 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in your Relationship

Looking for ways to keep the romance alive? What makes a relationship stand the test of time?  How do couples stay and grow together and still maintain that initial love spark?  Whether you’re in a long term relationship and looking for inspiration, or are starting a new relationship, these 10 ..Continue Reading

What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

I sometimes get the question “What is fascia?”  Being the anatomy nerd that I am, I find fascia one of the most fascinating elements in the human body.  So let’s dive right in. Fascia (Fa-Sha): A thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ. Think about a ..Continue Reading

Energetic Self-Care for Bodyworkers

Energetic Self-Care for Bodyworkers

We, as bodyworkers, need to be especially aware of the transference of energy from our clients to us. Ever help someone with a headache, and they walk off the table relieved while later that evening you find youself with a horrible headache? Perhaps you just feel absolutely wiped out after ..Continue Reading

5 Unexpected Benefits of Massage Therapy

5 Unexpected Benefits of Massage Therapy

#1.  Eases Anxiety and Depression.  A study published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after a massage. #2.  Improved Sleep. This benefit goes hand-in-hand with the ..Continue Reading

How Massage Improves Self-Image

How Massage Improves Self-Image

For some, receiving a massage may be putting them at the edge of discomfort.  Perhaps the thought of another person seeing them “naked” is horrifying.  What about my pimples!?  Cellulite!?  Body hair!?Funky toes!?  Skinny legs!?  You name it, a massage therapist has seen it.  And we seek to honor, heal, ..Continue Reading

15 Practical and Practically FREE Self-Care Tips

15 Practical and Practically FREE Self-Care Tips

We all know we need to practice self-care in order to feel our best and be able to help others. (You know this, RIGHT?!) Yet, things like massages, facials, yoga classes, pedicures, and spa days cost $$$$. While there is no real substitute for getting regular, actual massages, you don’t ..Continue Reading

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage on Glutes, Hamstrings, IT band

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage on Glutes, Hamstrings, IT band

[wpdevart_youtube]k966XC9o5qo[/wpdevart_youtube] I’m showing here a couple techniques for slow, deep tissue massage on the glutes, hamstrings, and IT band, using mainly forearms and elbows. Mahalo for watching!

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage – Glutes

Massage Video: Deep Tissue Massage – Glutes

[wpdevart_youtube]UM27wm3OyA[/wpdevart_youtube] In this video I’m demonstrating some deep tissue techniques for the gluteal muscles (a.k.a. the butt), using mostly forearms, fists, and a little knee action!

How to Give an Amazing Massage on the Bed (VIDEO)

How to Give an Amazing Massage on the Bed (VIDEO)

[wpdevart_youtube]4_IlOBuyQCs[/wpdevart_youtube] Who doesn’t want to be able to give an epic massage? In this video, I show an example flow of a massage that can be done easily on the bed. I offer couples massage classes in Kona, Hawaii. I also offer therapeutic massage in a beautiful setting in Captain Cook, Kona ..Continue Reading