Massage Therapy in Hawaii: Therapist Bios.
Learn more about the amazing massage therapists at Still & Moving Center in Hawaii,
and their unique industry backgrounds, today!
Each therapist at Still & Moving Center seeks to enhance your body’s natural tendency towards self-healing.
Our therapists share healing practices from a wide range of modalities,
from Lomilomi Hawaiian massage, to Sarga bodywork, Deep Tissue massage and more.
Each therapist designs a unique healing experience to suit every guest with his or her particular needs.
Deeply knowledgeable and experienced therapists share from many years of experience
and are some of the top professionals in the industry.
Ancient Healing Practices
Our lomilomi massage therapists offer lomilomi from a long Hawaiian lineage of healing. Your lomilomi massage with Mālia Helelā starts with an oli (Hawaiian chant) to create sacred space for you to receive this healing practice. Your Therapeutic Yoga Body Alignment therapist takes your body through a series of positions that help to find connection and still the mind. Legend has it that since the Buddha was not practicing yoga postures, his physician instead adjusted/placed the Buddha’s body into various positions to enhance his health and longevity!
State-of-the-Art Bodywork & Therapies
Sarga bodywork practitioners use their feet, as well as their hands, to offer this unique, highly innovative approach to massage. Sarga bodywork helps your muscles lengthen, becoming more supple and relaxed. Experience transformational release of both physical and emotional memories held in the fascia with Journey Bodywork. Regina Lumsden shares this practice with clients to assist with their body’s natural healing process. With Therapeutic Yoga Body Alignment sessions, our therapists assist each client through a range of lightly assisted hands-on stretches that help promote circulation, and increase flexibility. And for deep musculature work our Deep Tissue massage therapists will bring your sore or stiff muscles back to health.
Work with our Still & Moving Center therapists to discover the deeper comfort, centering, and wellbeing that you are longing for and capable of achieving. Whichever therapy you choose, each therapist at our studio in Hawaii will take special care to consider your whole health, and whole self.
Kumu Hula Mālia Helela
Lomilomi, Lomi A’e, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue
Hot Stone, Salt Scrub, Exfoliation Wrap Massage
Māliaʻs first massage teacher was her mother. At age 16, Mālia met Karen Lei Arakawa who trained under Aunty Margaret Machado. After graduation from high school and massage school, Mālia apprenticed in lomilomi under Karen Lei at Hau`oli Bodyworks for 5 years. She also received training in lomi `iwi under Dr. Maka`ala Yates. In 2001 she received her estheticianʻs license and spent 10 years working at Serenity Spa in Waikiki.
“Pamper yourself with a lomi lomi massage from Kumu Hula Mālia.
Her touch and calming energy is priceless!
Perfect after a long flight.”
– By Joy Lee.
Mizuho Williamson, Lead therapist
Lomilomi, Swedish, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Couples
Therapeutic Yoga Body Alignment
Mizuho is gifted with warm, strong hands and skills, not only from practicing massage, but also practicing and teaching yoga. While working as a Japanese translator for a skilled massage therapist, Mizuho grew passionate about wellbeing and healing beyond the benefits of yoga. Once she completed her training at the Hawaii Massage Academy, she received rave reviews at the school clinic. She trained in traditional Hawaiian lomilomi from Hawaiian healer Kahu Manu. Mizuho specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, lomilomi, and Therapeutic Yoga Body Alignment.
“It is my pleasure to heal people physically and emotionally,” Mizuho explains.
Mizuho loves teaching ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga, at which she has excelled since her RYT certification in 2010. Her students know her to be a skilled yogini and clear, helpful teacher.
Body Journey Work, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Couples
Regina is motivated by her clients’ experiences of moving out and away from physical and emotional pain as she applies the work with them. She is thrilled to watch her clients becoming more and more empowered, centered, grounded and finding their inner peace as she works with them.
A licensed massage therapist, Regina graduated from the Hawaii College of Health Science, Honolulu, after moving to Hawaii from the UK in 1997. She practiced massage part time for several years before working full time as a Waldorf teacher specialized in the Waldorf movement curriculum. In 2005 Regina became a client of Noa Batlin who practices healing arts based on the principle that the body carries physical and emotional memories, and if we don’t fully process them, they can be painful and hinder us from having a full-body, soul and spirit experience of our lives. Since these memories are held in the fascia, deep tissue work and myofascial release can be helpful in letting go and moving forwards towards freedom.
SARGA Bodywork, Lomilomi, Swedish
On Janine Oshiro’s massage table you find a healing space to make a deep connection with yourself and the unfolding of your body’s wisdom. Through her focused presence and intentional touch, you experience relaxation, release, ease of movement, and new patterns.
Janine appreciates her many teachers, especially Mālia Helelā, who shares the gift of lomilomi with a kind and generous heart; and Myra Lewin, who has guided her in the practices of meditation, pranayama, marma bodywork, and silence.
A graduate of Mililani High School, Janine studied visual art and poetry at Whitworth University, Portland State University, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She worked for many years as a community college English professor before enrolling in Kapiʻolani Community College’s massage therapy program in 2016 and earning her state license in 2018.
Janine has authored the poetry book Pier, won the Kundiman Poetry Prize published by Alice James Books, and received an Elliot Cades Award for Literature in Hawaiʻi for an emerging writer. She devotes herself to the transformative power of words, touch, silence, and movement.
Lomilomi (Style of Kumu Alva), Couples
Sarah herself began massaging her family at about age five, whenever they were sick or not feeling well in any other way. The healing power of touch fascinated her, and she had a natural will to share it with her loved ones. After extensive traveling, Sarah returns to Honolulu and Still & Moving Center ready to share her exquisite lomilomi massage practice, which she learned from the legendary kumu (master teacher) of lomilomi, Uncle Alva.
As a grateful student of Uncle Alva’s Hawaiian lineage and her family’s Persian lineage, Sarah shares her gift of loving, healing touch with her clients, and we are proud and delighted to welcome her as one of our excellent bodywork therapists at Still & Moving Center.
This traditional Hawaiian massage uses rhythmic movements to promote deep healing with the muscles. There are many styles of lomilomi but most affirm that prayer and loving touch are essential components.
Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, MLD, Pregnancy Massage
Liz earned her massage therapy license from Kapi’olani Community College in 2005. Since then, she has gained years of experience in spas, doctor’s offices, physical therapy clinics, women’s health centers, and as an independent therapist on O’ahu. Liz is a lifelong learner who has learned Lomi lomi practices from Noelani Bennett, Tim Lee, Conrad Chapman, Mailani Makainai, and Kumu Malia Helela. She incorporates Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports, MLD, Pregnancy Massage, and other modalities into her practice.
She appreciates the human body, mind, spirit, and has a curious mind to learn about different aspects of wellness, preventative care, and recovery to apply these methods and schools of thought to her practice.
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