At Hawaii Plastic Surgery Associates' multiple locations, an affable staff of medical aestheticians, nurse aids, and massage therapists takes cues from board-certified plastic surgeons while administering beauty treatments and sigh-inducing spa services for the body and skin. Drs. Todd Mirzai and Bao Phan cushion surgical procedures with IV-based anesthesia and complimentary house calls at each office's private recovery bungalows. The team also specializes in a variety of noninvasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections, microdermabrasion, oxygen facials, and prop-mustache removal. Staff members go to great lengths to ensure clients' comfort, offering airport pickup and drop-off, grocery-store runs, and medical sitters.
JoDana Newman was working as a compounding and nuclear pharmacy technician on the East Coast when she was first introduced to colon hydrotherapy. At the time, she was suffering from an autoimmune skin condition and couldn't find relief anywhere. But after six months of colonics, her skin condition disappeared and her energy levels increased. JoDana became such a big believer in colonics' healing properties that she signed up for an intensive colon-hydrotherapy certification course so that she could begin helping others fight their health woes. That eventually led JoDana to Hawaii, where she opened her own colon-hydrotherapy and detoxification center, M.O. Wellness Center, in January 2011. There, she flushes built-up toxins from colons, cleanses gallbladders and livers, and coaches clients through 10-week weight-loss programs that involve colon hydrotherapy, supplements, and at least 147 words of encouragement.
For licensed massage therapist Michele Czara, holistic wellness is a family business. Her father was a chiropractor, and her daughter has followed in her footsteps with a career in massage. For more than two decades, Michele has operated out of North Shore Sports Therapy— where she slackens the shoulders of national and international sports teams, NFL Pro Bowl athletes, and world surfing champions. Now, guests and island mainstays can call on Michele for a therapeutic session with flowing deep-tissue bodywork or the firm acupressure of lomilomi techniques.
The therapists at Healing Elements Haleiwa ease achy musculature with the ancient Five Element approach, an East Asian philosophy that incorporates the innate properties and movements of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal into therapeutic strokes. Massage sessions thwart a variety of twinges by intertwining modalities ranging from Swedish to deep-tissue techniques. Clients burrow into soft Comphy Company microfiber linens as nimble hands mirror the ebb and flow of ocean tides. Select services cultivate additional indulgence with extras including aromatherapy, acupressure herbal foot soaks, and hot, soothing pours of freshly brewed herbal tea.
AliaLani Day Spa owner and massage therapist Emily Murphy knows the benefits of massage go far beyond simple relaxation. Since she specializes in pain reduction through trigger-point therapy—used in modalities like traditional Lomi Lomi and sports therapy—Emily's clients can enjoy increased range of motion, reduced tension, and even a stimulated immune system. An aesthetician is also on-site to perform restorative facials.
The rippling waters of Oahu offer relaxing backdrop for the expert bodywork of licensed massage therapist Kimberly Cazimero. In the comfort of her My Island Spa, she can ease chronic tension with focused deep-tissue pressure, or melt tension with lighter Swedish strokes. Guests may also request a signature sports massage, which improves range of motion in struggling limbs and vocal range in struggling tenors.