When it comes to pain relief, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the answer. That?s why Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation?s team isn?t populated by professionals versed in a single field or specialty. Instead, the roster consists of medical doctors, non-surgical orthopedic doctors, physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and rehabilitative massage therapists who help treat such conditions as whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries. Their diagnostic services mix old-fashioned physical examinations with electromyography and ultrasound testing. After determining the underlying cause of discomfort, doctors might ease inflammation in the joints, alleviate muscle spasms, and reduce swelling with injection therapy.
When conditions call for extra relief, the doctors call in colleagues including physical therapists, licensed massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. They set to work dissipating deep-seated problems with their specialized treatments, whether they?re applying pressure to problem areas and kneading out knotted tissue or unblocking energy pathways and promoting inner healing through the strategic insertion of tiny needles.
Michele Day mans the massage tables at Kaimana Massage Therapy. A licensed massage therapist, she has numerous modalities at her fingertips, from relaxation and therapeutic massage to more exotic forms like lomi-lomi and aroma touch techniques. Regardless of which massage you opt for, Michele’s goal is to foster health and well-being in the mind and the body.
Lomilomi, which means “massage” in Hawaiian, represents native islanders’ greater tradition of natural body healing. The therapists at Lomi-Foot N Body specialize in lomilomi as well as other forms of Hawaiian massage—including lomi pohaku, which incorporates hot stones; ha’uki lomi for highly active and athletic clients; and lomi noho, or chair massage. They partner their ancient Hawaiian specialty with other regional massage techniques, such as gentle Swedish massage and Japanese shiatsu, which stimulates bodily energy flow so that clients can recharge batteries by putting them in their ears.
At Bliss Healthcare & Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Robert Timm reveals the healing power of massage. A registered nurse, Robert has witnessed that power firsthand while working extensively with rehabilitating patients. He applies that exposure to his own practice, where he uses various modalities, including Swedish, lomilomi, orthopedic, and deep tissue. To elevate the relaxation levels of each experience, Robert and the Bliss team offer extras, such as aromatherapy and hot stones, and even travel to the homes of clients via their mobile service.
Signature Service: Modern cuts, colors, and romantic looks
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Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the appointment time to make parking as stress-free as possible.
Aches, pains, and stress fall away at My Art My Passion Massage. Consider Evelyn Ogami the culprit. A licensed massage therapist, Evelyn comes with a toolbox of techniques ready to allay numerous symptoms associated with pain and tension. Here, you'll find treatments such as deep-tissue massage, which addresses chronic pain, barefoot shiatsu massage, and sports massage, a focused therapeutic treatment that can bring relief to those injured while on the playing field or fielding questions from aggressive reporters.