Massage Services

deeptissue

Session:

1.5 / 2 hours

Pressure range

Light to extra firm as requested

Style:

Individual blends combining deep tissue and ka huna style lomi lomi. Specially tailored to meet your needs.  (HICAPS available)

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Michael’s signature style – the Deep Lomi Massage – is a truly powerful blend and has established a dedicated following. It takes the Polynesian wisdom of the richly nurturing and revitalising lomi lomi (/ka huna) and combines it with the Western science of intricately technical muscular work found in modern remedial (/deep tissue) massage techniques.

Every blend is uniquely tailored to your specific needs on the day. To learn more, browse through the lomi lomi and remedial/deep tissue massage information.

A minimum 1.5 hour session is required to experience this powerful physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically rejuvenating style.

Session:

1 / 1.5 hours

Pressure range:

Medium to extra firm as requested

Style:

Deep and intricately tailored muscle work. (HICAPS available)

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Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy as it addresses the aches, pains and injuries many of us seem to fall prey to at some stage in our lives.

Remedial massage is a varied therapy and combines a number of different techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger points, myofascial release, PNF stretching and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.

How You Will be Assessed

A detailed consultation of your problem areas will be discussed and evaluated. If you have an injury or painful point that needs work, don’t expect work to only on that body part. For instance if you have a sore thigh muscle, you may favour the other leg imperceptibly to avoid causing more pain to the original affected area, thus causing strain on the other leg.

Also, you may be feeling pain in one part of the body that is “referred”, meaning that isn’t the part that is in fact injured. Remedial massage aims to correct chronic imbalances. The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.

What Can be Treated?

  • Muscle tightness and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries

What are the potential benefits?

Pain Reduction – Tension and spasm in the muscles is often the cause for the pain people have in arms, legs, back, neck and head. Using massage to release the pain at the root of the problem will often relieve symptoms such as headaches.

Injury Treatment – Muscles, tendons and ligaments are all susceptible to injury and need skilled massage and exercise to bring about improvement.

Back/Neck/Joint Mobility – Joints and muscles work together therefore if a joint is damaged or displaced, the surrounding muscles are put under strain. Remedial massage helps to relax the muscles, making bone adjustment easier. Follow-up treatment will strengthen the area, helping to prevent recurrence. Good massage is essential to heal injuries such as disc lesion in the back and whiplash in the neck.

Swelling Reduction – Massage above and around an inflamed joint encourages the fluid that is causing the swelling to disperse, promoting healthy lubrication and allowing swollen areas to return to normal size and movement.

Remove Stiffness – Overworked muscles often stiffen up, cramp or expand painfully. Deep soft tissue remedial massage works to break down the spasm and soften up the hard tissue releasing the stiffness.

Muscle Strengthening – Regular massage is an effective treatment to bring back muscle strength and tone. This is suited to sufferers of issues such as Multiple Sclerosis whose muscles have gone soft and weak or victims of a break whereby the muscle has not been used for many weeks and weakness has built due to non-use.

Calming of the Peripheral Nerves – Nerves that have become damaged by injury or infection can be treated by soft tissue massage that will help to bring in fresh blood to nourish the area. Regular gentle massage helps sensitive areas to recover and regain their natural function.

Blood Supply Stimulation – helps the blood to circulate which nourishes and re-establishes a system to keep the flesh healthier. Indications of poor circulation include cold hands and toes, swollen ankles, feet and fingers.

Toxin Clearing – Toxic poison in the muscles can take the form of persistent bruising or inflammation. Soft tissue work through remedial massage works to clear the toxins and bring back healthy flesh.

Skin Nourishment – Massage gives the skin a healthy glow, refreshing skin that has become dry as a result of poor circulation.

Beauty Therapy – Facial massage is a treatment covering forehead, cheeks, eyes, whole face, neck and shoulders. It helps to fight sagging muscles and puts the life back into tired and dry skin.

Session:

1.5 hours

Pressure range:

Medium to firm as requested

Style:

Energetic flowing release and nurturing.  (HICAPS available)

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Ka Huna (temple-style) Lomi Lomi is a powerful yet flowing full body Polynesian healing style that can be deeply rejuvenating on multiple levels.

The practitioner uses the forearms and hands in long fluid strokes over the full length of the body, with focused breath work. An energetic, healing intention and the rhythmic dance like flow (tai chi-like movements) all contribute to a unique massage that heals the body, mind and soul.

The style enables the practitioner to work at all levels of intensity with grace and ease. It makes for a deep yet flowing treatment that will leave you in a revitalised, blissful state of balance and harmony.

1.5 hours is required to gain the full effect from this style of massage, as it allows for a much deeper, more powerful experience.

Some of the potential benefits of a ka huna style Lomi Lomi treatment:

  • Reduced muscle tension and aches
  • Feel calmer, freer, nurtured and revitalised
  • Greater resilience against common issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and grief
  • Elevated mood and a more centred, constructive, balanced head space
  • Improved circulation and lower blood pressure
  • Released energy blocks and emotions
  • Opening up of the heart
  • Improved flexibility and posture
  • Improved immune response
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Stimulation of the digestive system
  • Supports a deeper connection with self and others

 

Session:

1.5 hours

Pressure range:

Light to medium as requested

Style:

Meditative and deeply nurturing relaxation.  (HICAPS available)

 

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Heartworks is the yin to Ka Huna’s yang. That is, it has a lighter, even more meditative, nurturing and honouring flow.

There are similarities and overlap in the styles, however Heartworks uses the hands more than the forearms. It is sometimes described as a Hawaiian style of Swedish massage and is ideal for those wanting a very gentle, deeply relaxing and blissful experience.

Some of the potential benefits of a heartworks style lomi lomi treatment:

  • Feel calmer, freer, nurtured and revitalised
  • Feel deeply honoured with aloha (unconditional love)
  • Reduced body tension
  • Greater resilience against common issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and grief
  • Elevated mood and a more centred, constructive, balanced head space
  • Improved circulation and lower blood pressure
  • Released energy blocks and emotions
  • Opening up of the heart
  • Improved immune response
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Supports a deeper connection with self and others

deeptissue

Session length: 1.5 or 2 hours

Pressure range: Light to extra firm as requested

Style: Individual blends combining deep tissue and ka huna style lomi lomi. Specially tailored to meet your needs.  (HICAPS available)

Michael’s signature style – the Deep Lomi Massage – is a truly powerful blend and has established a dedicated following. It takes the Polynesian wisdom of the richly nurturing and revitalising lomi lomi (/ka huna) and combines it with the Western science of intricately technical muscular work found in modern remedial (/deep tissue) massage techniques.

Every blend is uniquely tailored to your specific needs on the day. To learn more, browse through the lomi lomi and remedial/deep tissue massage information.

A minimum 1.5 hour session is required to experience this powerful physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically rejuvenating style.

Session length: 1 or 1.5 hours

Pressure range: Medium to extra firm as requested

Style: Deep and intricately tailored muscle work.  (HICAPS available)

Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy as it addresses the aches, pains and injuries many of us seem to fall prey to at some stage in our lives.

Remedial massage is a varied therapy and combines a number of different techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger points, myofascial release, PNF stretching and lymphatic drainage techniques to work on damaged or sore muscles, soft tissue or joints.

How You Will be Assessed

A detailed consultation of your problem areas will be discussed and evaluated. If you have an injury or painful point that needs work, don’t expect work to only on that body part. For instance if you have a sore thigh muscle, you may favour the other leg imperceptibly to avoid causing more pain to the original affected area, thus causing strain on the other leg.

Also, you may be feeling pain in one part of the body that is “referred”, meaning that isn’t the part that is in fact injured. Remedial massage aims to correct chronic imbalances. The techniques may be gentle or firm, deep or shallow, depending on your preference and what the issue requires.

What Can be Treated?

  • Muscle tightness and pain
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries

What are the potential benefits?

Pain Reduction – Tension and spasm in the muscles is often the cause for the pain people have in arms, legs, back, neck and head. Using massage to release the pain at the root of the problem will often relieve symptoms such as headaches.

Injury Treatment – Muscles, tendons and ligaments are all susceptible to injury and need skilled massage and exercise to bring about improvement.

Back/Neck/Joint Mobility – Joints and muscles work together therefore if a joint is damaged or displaced, the surrounding muscles are put under strain. Remedial massage helps to relax the muscles, making bone adjustment easier. Follow-up treatment will strengthen the area, helping to prevent recurrence. Good massage is essential to heal injuries such as disc lesion in the back and whiplash in the neck.

Swelling Reduction – Massage above and around an inflamed joint encourages the fluid that is causing the swelling to disperse, promoting healthy lubrication and allowing swollen areas to return to normal size and movement.

Remove Stiffness – Overworked muscles often stiffen up, cramp or expand painfully. Deep soft tissue remedial massage works to break down the spasm and soften up the hard tissue releasing the stiffness.

Muscle Strengthening – Regular massage is an effective treatment to bring back muscle strength and tone. This is suited to sufferers of issues such as Multiple Sclerosis whose muscles have gone soft and weak or victims of a break whereby the muscle has not been used for many weeks and weakness has built due to non-use.

Calming of the Peripheral Nerves – Nerves that have become damaged by injury or infection can be treated by soft tissue massage that will help to bring in fresh blood to nourish the area. Regular gentle massage helps sensitive areas to recover and regain their natural function.

Blood Supply Stimulation – helps the blood to circulate which nourishes and re-establishes a system to keep the flesh healthier. Indications of poor circulation include cold hands and toes, swollen ankles, feet and fingers.

Toxin Clearing – Toxic poison in the muscles can take the form of persistent bruising or inflammation. Soft tissue work through remedial massage works to clear the toxins and bring back healthy flesh.

Skin Nourishment – Massage gives the skin a healthy glow, refreshing skin that has become dry as a result of poor circulation.

Beauty Therapy – Facial massage is a treatment covering forehead, cheeks, eyes, whole face, neck and shoulders. It helps to fight sagging muscles and puts the life back into tired and dry skin.

Session length: 1.5 hours

Pressure range: Medium to firm as requested

Style: Energetic flowing release and nurturing.  (HICAPS available)

 

Ka Huna (temple-style) Lomi Lomi is a powerful yet flowing full body Polynesian healing style that can be deeply rejuvenating on multiple levels.

The practitioner uses the forearms and hands in long fluid strokes over the full length of the body, with focused breath work. An energetic, healing intention and the rhythmic dance like flow (tai chi-like movements) all contribute to a unique massage that heals the body, mind and soul.

The style enables the practitioner to work at all levels of intensity with grace and ease. It makes for a deep yet flowing treatment that will leave you in a revitalised, blissful state of balance and harmony.

1.5 hours is required to gain the full effect from this style of massage, as it allows for a much deeper, more powerful experience.

Some of the potential benefits of a ka huna style Lomi Lomi treatment:

  • Reduced muscle tension and aches
  • Feel calmer, freer, nurtured and revitalised
  • Greater resilience against common issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and grief
  • Elevated mood and a more centred, constructive, balanced head space
  • Improved circulation and lower blood pressure
  • Released energy blocks and emotions
  • Opening up of the heart
  • Improved flexibility and posture
  • Improved immune response
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Stimulation of the digestive system
  • Supports a deeper connection with self and others

 

Session length: 1.5 hours

Pressure range: Light to medium as requested

Style: Meditative and deeply nurturing relaxation.  (HICAPS available)

 

Heartworks is the yin to Ka Huna’s yang. That is, it has a lighter, even more meditative, nurturing and honouring flow.

There are similarities and overlap in the styles, however Heartworks uses the hands more than the forearms. It is sometimes described as a Hawaiian style of Swedish massage and is ideal for those wanting a very gentle, deeply relaxing and blissful experience.

Some of the potential benefits of a heartworks style lomi lomi treatment:

  • Feel calmer, freer, nurtured and revitalised
  • Feel deeply honoured with aloha (unconditional love)
  • Reduced body tension
  • Greater resilience against common issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and grief
  • Elevated mood and a more centred, constructive, balanced head space
  • Improved circulation and lower blood pressure
  • Released energy blocks and emotions
  • Opening up of the heart
  • Improved immune response
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Supports a deeper connection with self and others