Our Therapists

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 Thai Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, 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 Hawiian 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. Acupuncture practitioner Master Jonah Chin, from an ancient Korean lineage, offers a holistic approach for whole body balance and wellness, including exercise-related injuries to pain relief and other ailments. Your Yoga Body adjustment 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
A private Feldenkrais session – also known as Functional Integration – can help you to rebalance yourself, and may help to free you from years of pain. Using the principle called “neuroplasticity”, the Feldenkrais Technique subtly, gently, even imperceptibly works on your nervous system. Sarga bodywork practitioners use their feet, as well as their hands, to offer this unique, highly innovative approach to massage. Sarga bodywork helps to your muscles to 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. In Yoga body adjustment 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 Malia Helela

 

Lomilomi, Lomi A’e, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue
Hot Stone, Salt Scrub, Exfoliation Wrap Massage 

Maliaʻs first massage teacher was her mother. At age 16, Malia met Karen Lei Arakawa who trained under Aunty Margaret Machado. After graduation from high school and massage school, Malia 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 Malia. 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
Yoga Therapy Body Adjustment

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 Yoga Therapy Body Adjustment.

“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 Lumsden hails from Sao Paulo state in Brazil (hence her charming accent!) where she took her Physical Education degree. In England, she trained in the Eurythmy and Spatial Dynamics, which she likens to soul gymnastics.

Sarah Hodges

 

Lomilomi, 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.

Tara Lavery

 

Swedish Massage, Couples Massage

From her own experience, Tara Lavery has found that through yoga, bodywork, eating choices, meditation, and other natural forms of healing, we can all learn to be free of pain, dis-ease, & suffering. She shares these discoveries with her students and clients. People who spend time with Tara find her to be a gentle soul with an impish smile and great sense of fun!

An early, beloved yoga and aerial dance teacher at Still & Moving Center years ago, Tara returns as an even more accomplished teacher, trainer and practitioner with the wisdom of deeper experience. She also brings back her loving touch through her bodywork.

Master Jonah Chin 

Acupuncture

“Master” is the closest English translation of a traditional Korean title that means both “teacher” and “exemplar”: one who exemplifies in his life what it is that he teaches.
Master Chin’s martial arts training goes back over 40 years, having started when he was 5 years old. He has since disciplined himself in one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages for over 25 years. Some of his practices include: traditional qigong, iaido, kendo and acupuncture. Even his seemingly martial practices ultimately bear the stamp of his dedication to healing and actually self-evolving into a higher level of awareness and wholeness.
Jonah Chin (L.Ac.), a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii, previously practiced acupuncture in Seattle Washington for 16 years. He received the Diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
As a dedicated practitioner of the ancient Oriental healing art of pulse diagnosis, Jonah is advancing the application of acupuncture to treat illness at every level of experience: physical, mental and emotional. At Still & Moving Center, Jonah’s acupuncture treatments largely focus on pain management: Acute, Chronic, Shoulder, Lower Back and Knee Pain.
Experience

  • KoBang Daoist Qigong – Master
  • Lynnwood Kendo Club – Master
  • Mugairyu Iaido (7th degree) – Master
  • Dae Han Moo Do Guan (Kendo) (5th degree)
  • Master martial arts teacher, proprietor and L.Ac. of GoBang Acupuncture Clinic, Edmonds, Washington 2001 to 2017.
  • USKSF (United States Kuo Shu Federation) Baltimore (1st prize in Contact Weapon Sparring Division in 2014)Dao Source Seminars (New York, Seattle, Arizona) in 2009 & 2010.
  • Mugairyu Iaido and Kendo Demonstration (Korean Cultural Festival 2006)
  • Homosanctus Boot Camp 2006 (Teaching Sihk yoga masters)
  • Khalsa Men’s Camp VBC 2006 (Invited as Daoist Qigong Master)
  • Mugairyu Iaido Demonstration (Japanese Cultural Festival 2003)
  • Wushu Tournament in San Francisco (1st prize in Contact Weapon Sparring Division in 2001)
  • Jungyae Moosul (Complete Martial Art) Chief Instructor (1992-1994)

Lina Kim 

Acupuncture

Students in Lina’s classes experience her calm, steady purpose. She teaches with a profound understanding of how the body works. Lina is a 6th generation acupuncturist, with over 20 years of study and practice, including traditional oriental massage work. She has devoted over 25 years to learning one of Korea’s oldest Daoist medicinal lineages. Her studies include Qigong, Iaido, Kendo and Oriental Medicine. Lina majored in music and graduated at Seoul National University in Piano and Kumungo (a traditional Korean Daoist instrument), earning First Prize in the nation at the Korea’s traditional music competition in 1993.

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