Massage, Lomilomi, Bodywork, Aquatic Therapy, Kauai







Massage Therapy

I specialize in Deep Tissue and Lomilomi massage, and am licensed in Hawaii (MAT 5771) and Oregon, as well as nationally certified (NCTMB).

I am the former Program Director for the Massage Program at Pioneer Pacific College in Oregon--I created the curriculum and taught all of the courses, from massage and ethics to kinesiology and anatomy. The following list outlines my massage/anatomy teaching experience:
  • Harbin Healing Arts: Kinesiology (2014)
  • Kalani Honua Retreat Center (Big Island): Anatomy (2003-05, 2007-13), Swedish (2012-2013)
  • Kauai Community College Massage Program (Kauai): Anatomy (2010-11) and Kinesiology (2011-12)
  • Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork (Kauai): Anatomy (2009-14), Swedish (2014)
  • Aloha Lomi Massage Academy (Kauai): Anatomy (2011-14)
  • Golden Lotus Massage Academy (Kauai): Anatomy (2011-13)
  • YogAlign Teacher Training (Kauai): Anatomy (2009-2014)
  • Yogaworks Teacher Training (Big Island): Anatomy (2011)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (Portland): Massage, Kinesiology, Anatomy, Ethics (2006-2007)
  • Big Island Academy of Massage (Big Island): Massage, Anatomy, Lomilomi (2003-2006)

Lomilomi deep tissue massage Kauai HawaiIn addition I have been teaching lomilomi massage workshops on a regular basis since 2003.

I offer both incall and outcall 90 minute sessions. Call 808-345-9069 for details.

Photo: Joy Reyneke

Aquatic Bodywork

Aquatic Bodywork provides all of the benefits of massage and more. The warm water softens all of the soft tissues at once, reducing pain and allowing for safer, more effective stretches where the force of the stretch is distributed evenly across the body (impossible or impractical on a table). Meanwhile, the hydrostatic pressure of the water significantly improves circulation of the blood and lymph. In sharp contrast to lying on a rigid massage table with most joints remaining motionless, floating in the water ensures that all joints, including the spine, are undulating in all three dimensions for the entire session.

Psychosomatically, the weightlessness of the warm water combined with the uncommon adult experience of being held unconditionally can be powerfully effective for reducing stress, healing emotional traumas, and improving overall well-being. All of that, plus it just feels amazing, "like being a piece of seaweed."

Lomilomi deep tissue massage Kauai Hawai

I offer aquatic bodywork sessions as an internationally certified watsu practitioner. Sessions are dependant on weather and the availability of a location with warm water. 1.5 hr sessions are $150.

Home / Bio / Courses / Bodywork / Events / Contact

© Copyright 2010 - 2012 Dr. Mark Olson