Trigger Point Therapy: Active trigger points are continuous contraction knots in the muscles. These knots are so tight that circulation decreases in the immediate area of the knot. Pain is radiated outward to other muscles when pressure is applied to the trigger point or, in a more severe condition, when the muscle is at rest. Headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and numbness in the hands and feet are just a few of the symptoms that can be caused by trigger points. Trigger point therapy applies direct pressure to theses knots and flushes the tissue so that trigger points can release.
Deep Tissue is massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but it is more of a therapeutic technique so the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)
Deep tissue is likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. Although you will see improvement, overdoing it won’t get better results. Undoing chronic knots and tension build up takes a regular routine devised by your therapist based on your lifestyle and overall physical condition.
It isn’t uncommon to feel like sore as if you have worked out after you have had your massage. It is important to drink plenty of water and take it easy while your body flushes out the toxins and your muscles get used to the increased blood and oxygen. After the soreness subsides many report feeling a significant improvement in pain and overall energy and in some cases, total improvement.
Full Body Care – Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor in Kailua
We have teamed up with several experienced practitioners. Our location now has massage, acupuncture, a chiropractor, and a family practice physician. We accept no-fault and workman’s comp for massage on a case by case basis.
Massage Gift Certificates
Can’t decide what to get for your friend or loved-one? Why not give them an Island Massage gift certificate, you can’t go wrong with the gift of massage! Perfect for birthdays, Christmas gifts, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day or Mothers Day, a gift certificate for one of the Hawaii’s most requested massage therapists is a great way to say you love them.
For your convenience, you can now order them online here or by phone and we will mail them to your love ones for you.
No Fault Insurance – We do take no fault on a case by case basis. When consulting with your doctor, ask about getting massage treatment for your injury. Your doctor will give you a prescription. When making your appointment, have your insurance information ready so we can verify coverage. This includes your adjuster, doctor, RX information, and treatment being prescribed. Once we have verified you are covered we can begin treatment. If you are the patient of one of our preferred doctors, we will start treatment for you immediately.
Workman’s Compensation – Workman’s compensation also covers massage therapy when your doctor prescribes it. Same procedure as above applies.
Health Insurance – We do not take health insurance at this time however, we can give you an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please check with your plan first to see if it is covered.
**NOTE you must check with us first before booking an appointment for No-Fault and Workman’s comp. Due to the difficulty collecting from insurance companies there are some we will no longer work with.