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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.

Regina Lumsden

 

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.

Janine Oshiro

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.

Sarah Hodges

 

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.

Liz Chee

 

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.

Allie Henry

 

Thai Massage
Deep Tissue
Pregnancy Massage
Hot Stone Therapy
Swedish Massage

Alexandra aims to create more harmony and bodily perception both on and off the massage table for her clients. Her fascination with the powerful connection of the mind and body started when she entered her first Yoga class in 2017. Shortly after she began her massage training and realized the power of touch. During her training she specialized in Deep Tissue, Sports, and Pregnancy massage. Alexandra continued her education in Thailand learning Nuad-Bo-Rarn, the Northern style of Thai massage, which pulls elements of acupressure, stretching, and yoga postures leading to intense rejuvenation of the soft tissue in the body.
Alexandra has worked in various spas and received her RYT in India in 2022. She is currently researching the effects of embodiment for multiple areas of health psychology at the Latner Lab at UH Manoa. She is very excited to join the Still and Moving Center’s body work team, and continue sharing the magical power of bodily connection.

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May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024, - May 27, 2024,
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Puana Lomilomi Training Intensive with Kumu Malia.  In-person Memorial Day Weekend - May 25, 26, 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PAY BY SLIDING SCALE: $550 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)$475 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)$395 | Community Rate (discounted)Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that […]

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May 25, 2024 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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May Day Celebration with Kumu MaliaIn-person & Live Online  Saturday, May 25 2024 3:30-5 pm HST FREE May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i! This year, we are extending the celebration all through May. Join our hālau - our school of hula - Nā Hula Ola Aloha, and celebrate Lei Day through music and dance. […]

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May 31, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Live Music Night - Kai Ea with Kumu Mālia Friday, May 31, 2024 6:30-7:30 pm HST FREEKai Ea is the musical duo of Mālia Helelā and Umi Perkins. Their style is an eclectic mix of traditional Hawaiian, classic, contemporary and original music. Kai Ea has many meanings, including rising tide and sovereign sea. Through Kai […]

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May 31, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jun 01, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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In-person onlySaturday, June 1, 20241:30 - 2:30 pmTai Chi balances compression (Yin) with expansion (Yang) for energy to be expressed. Lub dub is the first sound we experience from the womb: a mother’s heartbeat. Nurturing, soothing hypnotic comfort, this interchange of sounds filling and emptying, expanding and contracting gives the fetus balanced support to thrive […]

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Jun 21, 2024 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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  International Yoga DayFriday, July 21 20244:00 - 6:30 pmFREE Yoga Outdoors at Kapiolani Park Happy International Yoga Day! Join us in celebrating & honoring the ancient practice of Yoga right in the heart of nature at Kapiolani Park! Experience all of your favorite Still & Moving Center yoga instructors in one extended Yoga class […]

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Jun 24, 2024 June 24, 2024, - June 28, 2024,
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KIDS Aerial summer camp (ages 7 to 13) with Katharine Harts June 24 - June 28, 2024Monday to Friday11:00 am -2:00 pm Price:$20 discount for siblings$100 discount to add yoga camp July 1-5*contact info@stillandmovingcenter.com to redeem Give your child a delightful chance to “hang out” in the air, learn, dance, have fun and connect with […]

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Jun 28, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Live Music Night - Kai Ea with Kumu Mālia Friday, June 28, 2024 6:30-7:30 pm HST FREEKai Ea is the musical duo of Mālia Helelā and Umi Perkins. Their style is an eclectic mix of traditional Hawaiian, classic, contemporary and original music. Kai Ea has many meanings, including rising tide and sovereign sea. Through Kai […]

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Jun 29, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In-personSaturday June 29, 20241:00 - 3:00 pm $45$36 for Members Come take a spin! Let’s move and dance with spirals! Spirals are part of our being, from our DNA to the small spiral motions as we walk, to the larger spirals as we look ahead, beside, and behind us in life. Start this workshop by exploring […]

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Jul 01, 2024 July 1, 2024, - July 5, 2024,
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Kids Yoga Summer Camp (ages 6-12) July 1 - July 5, 2024Monday to Friday11:00 am -2:00 pm Price:$250$50 discount for each sibling *Contact info@stillandmovingcenter.com or 808.397.7678 to redeem Enjoy a week full of creative Yoga-based activities, stretching, strengthening, art, stories and play! Allow your child to ease through their Summer with Still & Moving Center’s […]

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