Pain relief is important, so that we can start to feel normal again. Back2Basics offers firm, but gentle support of the entire body’s renewal.
Back2Basics creates an environment of support to facilitate a required change, boost adaptability, and letting go of counter-productive habits. Become more of who you really are.
See new options, practice getting out of ruts, take accountability for your own state of being, and experience the body-mind-spirit connection.
Sometimes we face injury, disability, aging, illness, burnout. Sometimes, restriction, pain, self-defeating thoughts or stress levels can get the best of us and we no longer live with sufficient vigor, joy, freedom of mind and movement. At Back2Basics, an environment for growth and positivity is created that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit so that you can get back to living life the way it was meant to be.
The intent here is whole person and unique as each individual. Do not confuse Back2Basics with a symptom-driven medical, or psychotherapy service. It is much more. Nor is it a typical relaxation or spa massage. Back2Basics is reasonably priced, top quality work. No corporate agenda nor institutional bias here. Think skills, not frills; whole person, not parts or symptoms. Achieve long-lasting results that are meaningful to you. Return to homeostasis and neutrality without complication, force or invasiveness.
With over 20 years as a licensed massage therapist and thirty years of master’s level rehabilitation counseling, your experience at Back2Basics will be just as unique as it is rewarding. Additionally, with a bachelor’s in psychology and continuing education in nutrition and weight loss, this powerful knowledge and experience base provides everyone with essential support for resolving barriers to achieve a higher quality of living.
Having been a grateful recipient of many hours of bodywork from countless past and present practitioners who have shared their art and their knowledge, the bodywork here carries on the mission of this work. As a lifelong student of the healing process, having learned to ‘walk the walk,’, these unique skills and traditions are offered for your health and well-being.
License #: (MAT #4034, MAE #2533)
As compared to mainstream massage, bodywork is deeper, longer-lasting, and transformative in nature. This is not a surface-skin/spa type relaxation massage, it is much more! No oils or lotion are used. The body is covered with a cloth, so (soft, loose) clothing can be left on. Slow, precise, firm compressions and stretches cleanse and rejuvenate the body’s tissues. Comprehensive and methodical manipulation of major and minor muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments are standard. Deep tissue work is available for those who need it for cases of built-up connective tissue tension (“knots” or “gristle”).
Although massage and bodywork is helpful to relieve pain, it’s not the main focus. The main purpose is to promote health and well-being, facilitate lifestyle change and insight, and thus reduce pain and restriction through preventive health measures. Bodywork is about feeling our best due to health and balance, not pampering.
It is a lomi lomi style bodywork. The pressure is steady and broad, not harsh, abrupt or overly intrusive as some bodywork styles can be. Much of the work is accomplished with the therapist’s forearms, so the ‘feel’ is still friendly, solid, not too aggressive, but not timid either! The intent is sincere and deep. Done with any regularity, bodywork is transformative to the body, mind and spirit. (With all respect to native and traditional lomi practitioners, the style is a unique composite.)
Back2Basics serves individuals and families in diverse and holistic ways. Always, the emphasis is on health through avenues such as, learning and awareness, fitness, nutrition, well-being. The focus is on practical, realistic, sustainable changes people want because of the truly lasting and transformational benefits.
Any effort which promotes overall health will reduce undesired symptoms such as anxiety and stress, excess weight, insomnia, pain, inflammation, or fatigue– but most people who have suffered may lose patience and may focus on unrealistic, self-defeating goals. Sometimes counseling can present perspectives which “grease the wheel” toward necessary change.
For health and nutrition planning, a minimum of 10 sessions assures the best chance of permanent changes to health. No other weight loss program provides professional-level peer support along with the bodily support to acquire skills essential to self-awareness, wellness, adjustment to body changes, and a suitable level of fitness, as well as new eating habits. Regular sessions are weekly initially, fading to monthly or bi-monthly sessions.
“Lomi Lomi A’e” (Hawaiian) or “Kake Ki Runga” (Cook Island Maori)
In ancient Polynesian style, the connection of all things is felt. The intention of this bodywork is heartfelt and soul-deep as with all lomi lomi. Cleanse the body, clear the mind, cherish the spirit. Experience naturally sacred, healing type bodywork that relaxes and soothes from the body alignment changes, the internal balance, the release of muscle patterns that no longer serve. This is much more than a surface type relaxation massage!
Using satisfying foot pressure to move and lomi the tissues, the body is opened for better functioning and movement. Laying down on the mat, the body’s ‘rubbish’ is literally pushed into the ground . It is no wonder that the effect can be described as ‘grounding’ and balancing.
Great for men or women. Good for hard-working muscles. People who have tight or sore areas. Big bodies or dense muscles finally find truly effective, consistent pressure. Firm and satisfying pressure only generated with the foot. Stand tall and straight, improve posture with each session!
The pressure is well-controlled, broad, and soothing while also restorative and corrective in nature. The sensation is akin to having another heart rhythmically, steadily pumping and circulating, opening areas. (Without the ‘digging’ or ‘grinding’ type intrusive motions sometimes required of table work to resolve resistant areas.) Quite precise in actuality, yet literally moving more tissue per compression than table work!
$80 for 60 mins
$120 for 90 mins (includes opu work)
Massage Chair (upper back/neck areas only)
$40 for 30 mins
Table Massage (full backside of body only)
$55 for 40 mins
Table Massage, full body, front & back
$70 for 60 mins
Table Full Body, deep tissue bodywork
$80 for 60 mins
Table Massage, full body ($95 deep tissue)
$90 for 1 hour 15 mins
Table Massage, full body ($110 deep tissue)
$105 for 1 hour 30 mins
Private Events Chair Massage available – Gift Certificates Available – Prices subject to change – VISA/Mastercard
$10 for 15 mins
$20 for 30 mins
$40 for 60 mins
$70 for 60 mins (customized packages available to suit individual goals)
$75 for 60 mins table massage + 15 mins extra counseling focus = 75 mins
$105 for 90 mins combined massage/counseling time (both facilitates the other; any proportion of each, totaling 90 mins)
$30 for 20mins digital body analysis with body fat%, hydration%, and nutrition consult
$525 for 10 session program of weight loss intensive counseling sessions
Distinguish fads from fundamental truths by moving away from symptom-chasing. It is not about a food plan or fad diet, diet products, nor weight goal-- but gradually learning a new, healthier lifestyle which favors weight equilibrium. Physical health is essential for holistic healing.
Well-being is essential to overall health, not just diet and exercise. Achieve balance in your life. Lifestyle learning comes with practice and time. With the lessons and practices that you learn here at Back2Basics you will be able to lead a life that is conducive to health.
Optimize your performance by making subtle, but definite changes in your diet and lifestyle. Mental health can be just as important as physical health. Back2Basics is about assessing all factors, strengthening and loosening as appropriate, and making conscious change and adjustments where desired.
I’m glad I stuck with it. I didn’t believe anything you said at first, but you’re the only one who got rid of the migraines!
I’ve had a lot of massage, but this is different!
’All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again’. But you did!
My neck hasn’t felt this good since college!
…this is better. I’m saving money and I’m learning. I used to need a chiropractor, psychologist and massage therapist!
All these years coming here, I really get it now! Breathe in with the nose and out with the mouth. Keep telling me!
45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Suite C-19
Scheduling availability (all sessions are by appointment; Monday-Saturday; limited evenings available; only a handful of people are served each day to preserve the highest quality, consistent pressure and energy for each person, each time)
Back2Basics is located on the lower level next to 24Fitness