Boundaries and massaging men

Aloha! The topic of massage and boundaries has been brewing in me for some time now. Nothing taught me more about people and about myself than almost 2 years of massaging. And when you choose massage to be also your business, sooner or later (usually sooner than later) you will have to deal with boundaries. …

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Massage relationship

I remember as a psychology student, we had classes about different types of psychotherapy. You know: psychoanalytic, behaviorism, gestalt, psychodynamic, existential, transpersonal… I remember reading some studies comparing the effects of different therapies. You know what the conclusion was? That none of these therapies was more effective than other because what had the real healing …

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Arms of Aloha

Aloha! I will tell you a story. About Hawaii. And about my big complex I had since I started massaging. A moral dillema almost. Something that was like a shadow on my practice and eventually became one of the main reasons why I even went to Hawaii (ok, end of dramatic intro). Very quickly after …

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How can I be of service today?

Be of service

Aloha! I learned another Hawaiian proverb. Ahuwale ka po’okela I kāu hana iā ha’i – It is through the way you serve others that your greatness will be felt. We are here to serve each other, inspire each other, remind each other about our greatness – what else would we come to this world for? …

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It takes courage to throw off the armor

Your body has good intentions: to make sure you survive. To protect you, guard you, defend you, keep you safe. Sometimes the only way the body knows how to do this is by putting on armor and growing a shield of muscles, tension, fear and pain.

Take your time

lomi lomi massage

After the massage…. Take your time. Take your time to just lie down and breathe. Take your time to really feel your body. Every part of it. Take your time to just be. Give yourself a minute, or five minutes. Just enjoy the moment. This is your time. Time to heal, time to rest, time …

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