All of our massages are customized according to your concerns on the day of your massage and on your health history. We take care to consult our clients accurately and relieve you of tension and discomfort in recognized problem areas.
We specialize in the following massage therapies, and we will work with you to tailor a session to maximize your massage experience.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes 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.
Thai Massage, also sometimes referred to as Thai Yoga Massage, is a system of point pressure and stretching which is performed completely clothed on a mat on the floor. Although this style of bodywork stretches back for more than 1000 years and is influenced by Asian and Ayurvedic traditions, it is a unique style which has transcended centuries and is becoming increasingly popular in western cultures for its relevance in handling the high demands that we place on our bodies. The client can expect a release of stress and tension, increased range of motion, and enhanced strength and flexibility by incorporating Thai massage into their regular routine of well-being. Ohana is pleased to offer clients a full body Thai Massage session (90-100 minutes). Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing (long pants are recommended and please remove jewelry prior to your massage).
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Medical Massage differs from regular massage and bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. We may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but we focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Fertility Massage is a specific massage technique created by Claire Marie Miller, Massage Hall of Fame inductee who has devoted her career to the well being of her clients through her passion for pregnancy, fertility, labor, postpartum, and infant/child massage through her foundational course Nurturing the Mother. What sets this particular massage apart is that certain specific massage techniques are used that have been found to be particularly therapeutic for women who may be struggling in their fertility journey. By focusing on healthy digestion, meditative breathing techniques, Integrative Reflexology focusing on the foot reflex points directly afftecting healthy fertility function, pelvic massage to reduce adhesions in the hips and pelvis, as well as Shiatsu points and cranio-sacral holds to encourage deep relaxation all combine to assist in creating a balanced body, mind, and spirit to support a woman’s health for successful conception. This massage is ideal for any woman who is contemplating natural conception, women who have been actively attempting to conceive, as well as women who may be directed by their doctor to consider assisted means of reproduction (IUI, IVF). The ideal time to schedule your Fertility Massage is at ovulation, and should not be performed during menstruation or if you may already be pregnant.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
After a mother delivers a baby, her body undergoes drastic changes as it seeks to return to a pre-pregnancy state. Postnatal massage benefits women who have just delivered a baby and up to two months after birth. Postnatal massage helps her body relax and her mind reach a peaceful state. Tension is released from the lower back, shoulders, neck, hands and wrists. Always check with your doctor before scheduling an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.
Infant/Toddler Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging a young child are many, including:
- Improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system
- Strengthened immune system function
- Regulated sleeping patterns, leading to deeper sleep
- Greater levels of trust and intimacy between parent and child
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A.C. writes: “What a lovely retreat in an unassuming location! [They] did a great job getting a vicious knot out of my back.”