Cassandra Peterson used to be a skeptic about the benefits of chiropractic. But a severe car accident left her in pain, and she turned to chiropractic treatment for help. As the treatments relieved her pain and she got to know her doctor, she decided to pursue a career in the field, and headed to Sherman College of Chiropractic. She graduated, and practiced chiropractic around the world?including in the United States, Vietnam, and Singapore?before arriving in Hawaii to open Cassandra Peterson Chiropractic.
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.
Hawaiian sitar music hums softly in the background of spacious, private rooms, setting a tranquil mood as licensed massage therapists ease aches with a blend of shiatsu and lomi-lomi techniques. As a heating pad warms muscles and helps release tension, the kahuna (teacher) delivers specialized strokes from other modalities, using various yoga positions and techniques to optimize breathing and flexibility. The relaxation can also be taken outside, as practitioners perform these massages in the salty breeze of the beach. During ocean massages, therapists use the weightless buoyancy of an outdoor salt pool to manipulate bodies into positions that both release tension from muscles and communicate with nearby migrating whales.
Leina Keomalu can rehab mugs with an exfoliating facial, or draw on her lash certification to outfit eyelids an array of Kona lash services to fit customer's needs. Clients can also solicit the spa?s waxing services to nix unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, or cherished pet rocks.
Menus and pricing may vary slightly between Chuck's Restaurants's three locations—Ko 'Olina, Waikiki, and Waikiki Beach—but all three meld upscale cuts and catches with a casual atmosphere, obviating the awkward sight of a tuxedo jacket thrown over a Garfield-print aloha shirt. Open lava-rock grills send meaty aromas to gallantly guide diners to the all-you-can-eat salad bar offered with every entree. On any given night, an array of veggies might be escorted by soupy sidekicks such as seafood chowder, french onion, or tomato vegetable. A herd of aged USDA Prime–grade steaks graze with the teriyaki sirloin, which soaks for 48 hours in a house-made marinade before reaching your plate. Chuck's fish-finaglers hook the catch of the day from local waters, presenting a line of island fish such as hebi, opah, or ahi, served grilled or sautéed (market value). Several variations on surf 'n' turf unite feuding sectors of the culinary kingdom by wedding prime rib (starting at $28.75) to lobster tail (market value), and sirloin (starting at $24.50) to scallops ($28.50). Most meals range $20–$40.
The licensed staff at Relax, It’s Just Massage can reduce tension-filled knots, alleviate stress, and decrease muscular pain through relaxing Swedish massages. Whether you’ve strained a muscle through contact sports or simply want to unwind, the experienced technicians will gently stroke and maneuver your muscles to improve the function of bodily hinges without the use of cooking spray. Let the massage therapist employ their fingertips to the superficial layers of the body in order to eradicate stress and rid the body of lodged grapefruits. After the dream-like 90-minute session is over, your body will slowly emerge from its trance rejuvenated, refreshed, and sprouting a smiley-face carnation.