Sure, massage is regularly used to help relax the body and mind. But for Denise Acain, the treatment is much more therapeutic than that. In her more than a dozen years of professional experience, she has worked in doctor's offices, chiropractic clinics, and rehabilitation facilities where she used massage to help people find relief from chronic pain and injury. As such, her specialties include deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, and often works to treat conditions ranging fro migraines to frozen shoulders.
In addition to making bodies feel better, Denise can also make them look better—a selection of body-sculpting services is available for those looking to reduce cellulite or tighten skin.
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Desire Salon and Spa's staff embraces learning opportunities. The stylists and aestheticians routinely seek out classes and conventions to help further their professional skills while learning about new trends, techniques, and technologies. Specialized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments address specific skin care needs, restoring the skin's natural radiance while minimizing signs of blemishes such as fine lines and acne. The team also offers traditional waxing appointments. However, technicians can also remove unwanted hairs using advanced technology in the form of a cosmetic laser system rather than a miniature black hole. Styling and coloring sessions, manicures and pedicures, and therapeutic massages help round out the spa's service menu.
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 Island Family Chiropractic.
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.
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.