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A Ka-Huna massage is very rhythmic and vigorous. The rhythmic motions alone already have a deeply relaxing effect that is different from the muscle relaxation coming from conventional massages. A Ka-Huna practitioner's intention and focus is of paramount importance they are trained to be focused totally on their client with attitude and compassion and love which is the essence of the aloha spirit. Ka-Huna massage is a holistic therapy designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit
Unwind, de-stress and refresh with a superb, relaxing massage. Enhance your sense of vitality and well-being to melt away your stress and tension
Remedial massage is a restorative, healing treatment that treats the whole body.
This type of massage ensures that the muscles associated with tension, damage or stress are deeply penetrated and relaxed. Muscle stretching techniques are also employed.
Benefits of Massage
- Relaxes tense muscles
- Improved blood circulation
- Increases range of movement
- Reduces stress/Anxiety
- Improved skin condition
- Increases sleep patterns
- Lengthens muscles
- Speeds recovery from injury & Illness
- Helps remove waste and toxins from muscles
- It physically relaxes the whole body
SLM bodywork manipulates the body's soft tissue using a unique combination of acupressure and massage techniques to lengthen the muscles and balance and improve the body functions. It uses an effective and holistic approach to healing your body by looking at areas such as diet, exercise, and lifestyle to not only make your body more receptive to the bodywork techniques but to also allow your body to cope better with your lifestyle so that injury doesn’t occur in the first place.
SLM Bodywork Benefits
The biggest benefit is the long-lasting relief from pain - especially chronic pain that has been in the body for a number of months or even years. Most people feel light, balanced, and energized after each treatment.
Long-term recipients of this form of bodywork report better health and wellbeing and less pain and discomfort generally.
What to expect during an SLM Treatment
Using unique massage techniques, SLM practitioners continually move around the body to identify problem muscles that are causing imbalances and/or pain. Those muscles are treated deeply in brief intervals so that by the end of treatment the condition of those muscles has been improved dramatically but in such a way as not to overwork and injure them. Any excess pain felt by the patient or resistance from the muscles is treated with diet, supplements, and or exercises depending on the body and lifestyle of the person being treated.
SLM Bodywork Origins
SLM Bodywork was created by Steve Lockhart in the late 1980s from his original training under John Guttenbeil. Steve has worked to refine and develop the techniques over the past 17 years and has now put together a comprehensive training program with the goal of providing others with an easier and more effective method for giving fast, long-lasting relief from chronic pain in the body.
Sports Massage is similar to Remedial Massage, consists mainly of soft tissue manipulation, and is often working the deeper tissues of your body. It works by increasing blood flow for rapid muscle repair and promotes healthy muscle function in the muscles and surrounding soft tissues, as a result of your sporting activities.
Different soft tissue techniques are carefully selected, depending on if your massage is pre or post-event. Your sports treatment is tailored to your past, current, and future sporting programs and we work with you to achieve your peak athletic performance.
Who can benefit from Sports Massage
Sports Massage is suited to anyone active who is placing specific challenges on their body; from those just beginning to get fit, to elite athletes. Massage aids muscle growth and helps prevent injuries such as muscle strains and tears.
Sports Massage will also benefit clients pre-event to ensure the body is in optimal condition for competition, or post-event to aid in recovery.
Trigger points are areas of hyperirritability in the soft tissue structure of your body. These can be acute sources of pain or completely unnoticed until pressure is applied. Trigger points are manifested as small contraction knots in the muscles, that control the state of contraction and active ones may cause muscle spasm and referred pain.
Treating these trigger points is done by a combination of manipulation and stretching. Firm pressure is applied by the practitioner, who locates both the specific points of the pain, and the areas causing the pain.
What conditions does Trigger Point Massage treat?
Trigger Point Massage treats:
- Sports Injuries Chronic
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck and Jaw Pain
- Stress and Fatigue
Some people say to receive a good foot massage is such a gift let your stresses of everyday life just melt away in a nurturing space to be totally refreshed to face another day.
Myotherapy is the assessment, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions which cause muscular dysfunction and pain thus affecting movement and mobility.
Using a range of treatment techniques such as muscle palpitations, the integrity of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia is restored to optimal integrity, pain removed and strength increased.
Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.
"Great work Paul, my back is pain free and body more relaxed, thanks again."
"I have been getting massages from Paul for close to a year now. Originally I visited Paul for a remedial massage to help correct postural issues, which with his help I feel I have achieved. I have more recently been receiving the kahuna massage and find the combination of physical and mental or spiritual therapy very beneficial. It is like meditating while getting a massage without any effort on your part. All you need to do is trust Paul and enjoy this amazing massage therapy."