Though massage is Arnaud Adam's passion, Midweek.com reports that he's always been fascinated with paddling. So in 2009, when he moved to Hawaii from France, he joined the Kailua Canoe Club and taught himself the sport. Today, Arnaud finds that many of his clients are fellow paddlers, due in part to his title as massage therapist for Keahiakahoe men's crew. But his services aren't strictly for athletes. Nestled within his Hale 'e pa nui Arnaud eases tension in a diversity of clients with his flowing Swedish strokes, lomi lomi techniques, deep-tissue pressure, and cervical spine and cranial work to alleviate headaches, migraines, and TMJ pain.
A licensed acupuncturist and a master herbalist lead Rebalance Healing Center. They take pains to administer painless acupuncture sessions, which can treat a wide range of conditions from Crohn's disease and gout to depression and endometriosis. Acupuncture treatments use very fine sterile, disposable needles for optimum comfort and safety. And their work produces results—many clients experience affirming effects within 24 hours of treatment.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jake Simmons and massage therapist Jane Fee both suffered from car accidents in their youth. While Dr. Simmons made a full recovery with chiropractic care, learning firsthand the benefits of drug-free, holistic techniques, Jane put off treatment for two years. Thirty years later, she still feels pain from the accident and uses this experience to stress the importance of seeking immediate treatment.
As a chiropractor for both Oahu Family Chiropractic and Brigham Young University–Hawaii’s athletic team, Dr. Simmons emphasizes the importance of motion. He keeps spines and joints fully functional in high-performance athletes as well as children and seniors. Jane complements his gentle adjustments with massage therapy. During sessions, a heated table and heat packs wrap clients in radiating waves of warmth, and essential oils suffuse the air with relaxing scents extracted from plants.
Open Path Acupuncture’s Leith Nippes has seen firsthand how acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can effectively provide relief from injury and various conditions, while also promoting and maintaining health and balance physically and emotionally. During a treatment, he inserts hair-thin needles into certain points along the body where the energy might have become blocked due to stress, anxiety and depression, allergies, injury, or a broken stoplight. This, along with moxibustion, can treat a range of conditions, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, skin issues, and immune-system problems.
Chiropractor Andrew Matsukawa and Deborah Matsukawa preside over Matsukawa Healing Center, where they have approached healing with holistic treatments, incorporating both traditional and unique techniques, for more than three decades. Deborah draws on massage modalities ranging from Swedish to lomilomi as she kneads away muscular pain and the stresses of living in a fast-paced modern world or slower-paced underwater commune. Andrew helps patients channel their intuitions and creativity while also bringing spines back into alignment. Together, the duo aid patients in balancing mind, body, and spirit, whether that means enhancing circulation with reflexology or rebalancing energies with reiki.
Dr. Anderson D.C. and Dr. Poulain D.C. of family health and wellness practice 'Ohana Chiropractic Center use gentle spinal adjustments and preventative care for patients of all ages, prenatal techniques for expectant mothers, and pediatric chiropractic care. The duo uses the Gonstead and Webster chiropractic techniques, craniosacral therapy, and applied kinesiology to alleviate pain caused by a host of conditions, such as chronic back and neck soreness, stress, headaches, and sports-related injuries. The Center also focuses on helping patients maintain personal health and wellness through the various chiropractic techniques.