AT-HOME HAND RITUAL: Apply stress-fix™ BODY LOTION to your hands, hold under your nose and take a deep breath. With your arms in a neutral position, rotate your wrists several times in both directions. Use the thumb of your left hand to massage the palm of your right in strong, circular motions. Repeat for your left palm. Turn your hands over and use the thumb of your left hand to massage the back of your right hand, stroking from knuckle to wrist. Finish by using a pinch and release motion to massage each finger. Repeat for opposite hand.
Interesting facts about massage… Massage is beneficial for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
1. Babies fall asleep faster when massaged than when rocked, and they stay asleep rather than waking the moment Mom tiptoes away.
2. When massaged regularly, children suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and autism showed improvement in their symptoms from decreased pain, decreased anxiety, and decreased inattentiveness.
3. Massage therapy can help to partially restore mobility to the elderly afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and arthritis, as well as reduce levels of anxiety, depression, and the effects of loneliness.
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What is Lomi Lomi Massage? It’s one of the oldest, most powerful, and most profound forms of healing. The word Lomi Lomi simply means massage. It is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii. To understand what is Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, it helps to have an understanding of the Hawaiian philosophy called Huna, and how the philosophies of Huna relate to bodywork and healing. A fundamental assumption of Huna is that everything seeks harmony and everything seeks love. When harmony is lacking, the effect is pain physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Illness is a state of tension, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement. Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage helps release this and facilitates the road to healing. On the physical level, through Lomi Lomi stress and tension are relieved, blood and lymph flow assisted, and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated. www.serenityspahawaii.com
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Massage is a “hands on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. www.serenityspahawaii.com
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It’s now easier than ever to book your next treatment at Serenity Spa Hawaii.
Now you can request an appointment for spa services, including massages, manicures, pedicures or facials for yourself or for up to four guests, with our “Request A Service” tool on our blog. Get information on specific spa services by filling out the form, and a we will contact you as soon as possible.
To request an appointment for a spa services online, click the Request A Service Tab. You can also make reservations at the spa by calling Serenity Spa Hawaii at (808) 926-2882, toll free 1 (866) 926-2882, We look forward to seeing you soon!
We’re kicking off our Therapist In The Spotlight series with our first edition. Here at Serenity Spa Hawaii, we take pride in providing our guests with exceptional spa experiences. Our team members are here to provide the ultimate services from head to toe. While we endeavor to know you all better, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves…one spotlight at a time.
This week, we’d like you to meet Jason, LMT. Jason is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a graduate of Kapiolani Community College. He started his spa career in 2007 specializing in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports massage.
• People who know Jason would say: He is easy going, quiet and humble.
• His interest: Spending quality time with friends and family. He loves sports and music.
• Favorite Aveda product: Active Composition™–With
wintergreen oil and menthol, this exhilarating blend of essences helps soothe tired, sore muscles with a combination of cooling and heating sensations.
Come see Jason at Serenity Spa Hawaii, the only AVEDA Exclusive Destination Spa in Hawaii and only 1 of 4 in North America. To book Jason call us at 808 926-2882 toll free 866 926-2882, us our “Request A Service” Page or book online here. www.serenityspahawaii.com
Q: What is a hot lava rock massage?
A: Hot lava rock massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. www.serenityspahawaii.com