Big Island Therapeutic Massage
Did you know that there are more than 200 variations of massage? Among the most common are Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Soft Tissue Release, Reiki, and Craniosacral, to name a few. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques for "hands-on" therapy to improve health and well-being. 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.
Hawaii's Big Island is a haven for massage therapists and lovers of massage alike. Why not begin your Hawaiian Big Island vacation with a relaxing massage that we can help arrange for you from among the licensed massage therapists practicing in our area? We've worked out a special arrangement for our guests at our Hawaii vacation cottages.
Lomi lomi massage is another traditional Hawaiian healing practice. Lomi lomi requires rigorous training involving not only physical skills and techniques but the ability to create a bond of trust between patient and therapist. Again, the spiritual element in healing is all important. Today, on Hawaii Island (Big Island), the legacy of Auntie Margaret Machado lives on through her students from around the world in the practice of lomi lomi massage. Auntie Margaret taught that the essential element of lomi lomi is aloha: "alo" meaning the presence of "ha," the breath of life. "Hawaiian lomi lomi is a loving touch," she told her students. "Love that body as if it were your own." Graduates from Auntie Margaret's school now practice lomi lomi massage in many parts of the world.
When making your reservation at Aloha Vacation Cottages, let us know if you'll be wanting to enjoy a stress-releasing, therapeutic massage during your stay.
A therapeutic massage may:
Reduce Stress, Increase Flexibility, Relieve Aches & Pains, Promote Health, Happiness & Wellbeing