Fusion Therapeutics LLC's owner, Dr. Gary K. Uyeda, is used to being consumed with nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and the spine. He specializes in pain relief, and most pain stems from one of those three areas. Depending on where the pain is, Uyeda may suggest therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, or myofascial release to remedy the aches, or he might recommend personal training to strengthen the afflicted area. Dr. Uyeda also practices joint manipulation to release tension.
Zorka Pinkas, the owner of FIMASE-Family Massage Service, spent most of 2001 traveling the world. A consummate student of the backrubbing arts, she had already logged around 20 years on the job when she set about globe trekking. Zorka visited such places as China, Australia, Nepal, and Myanmar, studying the massage techniques of each culture. The world tour was part of an effort to perfect her craft in order to help her deliver the maximal benefits of massage to her clients. The Czech-born practitioner holds a degree in pediatric nursing in addition to being a graduate of Hawaii Massage Academy. Zorka's many special certifications include infant massage, ideal for babies stressed from lifting too many refrigerators.
At Piianaia Ohana Chiropractic's locations in Waialae and Haleiwa, licensed chiropractors perform comprehensive exams to determine the source of pain. They combine exams and adjustments with the soothing effects of massage therapy. Likewise, at the Waialae office, staff members perform digital x-rays to help ensure proper treatment and verify whether or not spinal cords have any value in the historically controversial xylophone market.
Oda Ohana Massage, trained physicians treat pain through a nuanced combination of gentle hands and advanced machinery. Paris and Aaries Oda, doctors of chiropractic, spend an average of 30 minutes with each client, identifying pain before prescribing chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, or cold-laser therapy. Along with traditional massage techniques, Oda Ohana offers Hawaiian lomi-lomi massage, Chinese anma massage, and shiatsu, a massage well known for its English origins.
Jack of all spa trades, Head-to-Toe Nails & Spa’s owner Lillian boasts credentials as an aesthetician, massage therapist, and nail technician. She performs noninvasive beautification techniques such as waxing unwanted body hair and overgrown eyebrows, and deep cleansing the skin during facials. Using Swedish therapeutic, deep-tissue, Thai, Hawaiian lomilomi, or her own combination of massage techniques, Lillian relieves shoulders of excess stress caused by working long days or trying to decide which massage to get. Lillian also tends to hands and feet during nail treatments, many of which feature pumpkin peels, milk baths, and massages.
Hoping to avoid pharmaceuticals or stressful surgery, the staff at Ban Sabai Wellness Center take a holistic, non-invasive approach to healing. Incorporating both East and West ideologies, services range from classic relaxing Swedish massage to full-blown chiropractic therapies. Similar to acupuncture, but without the use of needles, accupressure therapists are also on-site to work with clients experiencing a range of symptoms, applying pressure on various meridians across the body to help eliminate symptoms that range from sleeplessness to excessive procrastination on macaroni art.