Our office, Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy, is conveniently located in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center which serves the entire North Shore of Oahu. The most unforgettable massage near Haleiwa town can be found at our beautiful one-room location. If you are staying on the North Shore of Hawaii, we can serve all of your massage and holistic wellness needs through the businesses at this center. Here, at Ka'ala Healing Arts, you will not only find Hawaiian massage and bodywork, but also acupuncture, colonics, facial and skincare treatments, locally produced specialty items, counseling services, and the best eyelash extensions in Hawaii. After coming for just one visit, you will feel as if you spent hours at a day spa. Combine multiple services at the center for your own mini health retreat! We will be happy to help coordinate your wellness experience with the other therapists.
Here at Integrated Massage, we offer a comprehensive selection of holistic massage services. This includes Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Deep Tissue, "Hapai" Pregnancy Massage (Pre natal Massage), Aromatherapy, Swedish, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Hawaiian Lomilomi, Reiki, Thai on the Table, and more! You can also get clinical and medical massage therapy through our sister company, North Shore Clinical Massage, which is at this same location near Haleiwa. If you are staying in Honolulu or Kailua, our massage clinic is only a short 45 minute drive away. Our unique massage and wellness services are worth taking the trip up from Honolulu and Waikiki. We offer many styles of hard to find massage therapy at our convenient Haleiwa massage clinic in Waialua.
Whether you are a hard-core athlete, just here on vacation, work in an office and suffer from repetitive strain, have been involved in an auto accident, or just feel over-stressed and need to relax, massage can be of great service. More and more people are starting to discover the benefits of therapeutic massage. Not only does it make you feel good, but it can also reduce many common ailments, such as stress, muscle tightness, aches and pains. Massage can even ease anxiety and depression! Massage in Hawaii is often covered by workers compensation or no-fault insurance if you have an injury. A primary care physician may be able to prescribe massage therapy for your condition.
To learn about how massage can help back pain, migraines, carpal tunnel, anxiety, reduce the negative side effects of cancer, and lower blood pressure- scroll down to read the American Massage Therapy Association's massage therapy research fact sheet.
AMTA Research Fact Sheet:
Massage therapy has been shown to address serious health issues by relieving symptoms associated with a variety of conditions. Here’s a look at just some of the ways in which massage therapy can be effective.
Relieve Back Pain
More than 100 million Americans suffer from lower-back pain, and nearly $25 billion a year is spent in search of relief. A 2003 study showed that massage therapy produced better results and reduced the need for painkillers by 36 percent when compared to other therapies, including acupuncture and spinal modification. Today, massage therapy is one of the most common ways people ease back pain.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, June 3, 2003
Of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches, more than 60 percent suffer from migraines. For many, it’s a distressing disorder that is triggered by stress and poor sleep. In a recent study, massage therapy recipients exhibited fewer migraines and better sleep quality during the weeks they received massage, and the three weeks following, than did participants that did not receive massage therapy. Another study found that in adults with migraine headaches massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms. It also increased serotonin levels, believed to play an important role in the regulation of mood, sleep and appetite.
Sources: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, August 2006; International Journal of Neuroscience, 1998.
Ease Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful condition that causes numbness and tingling in the thumb and middle fingers. Traditional treatments for carpal tunnel range from a wrist brace to surgery. However, a 2004 study found that carpal tunnel patients receiving massage reported significantly less pain, reduced symptoms and improved grip strength than those patients who did not receive massage.
Source: Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 8, 9-14.
An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from depression. A review of more than a dozen massage studies concluded that massage therapy helps relieve depression and anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry. In the studies reviewed, researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in participants before and immediately after massage and found that the therapy lowered levels by up to 53 percent. Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, and neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Source: Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.
Alleviate Side Effects of Cancer
Massage therapy is increasingly being applied to symptoms experienced by cancer patients, such as nausea, pain and fatigue. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center asked patients to report the severity of their symptoms before and after receiving massage therapy. Patients reported reduced levels of anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression and nausea, even up to two days later.
Source: Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, September 2004.
In a study of breast cancer patients, researchers found that those who were massaged three times a week reported lower levels of depression, anxiety and anger, while increasing “natural killer” cells and lymphocytes that help to battle cancerous tumors.
Source: Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Journal of Psychosomatic
Research, Volume 57, Issue 1, Pages 45-52, July 2004.
Lower Blood Pressure
Hypertension, if left unchecked, can lead to organ damage. Preliminary research shows that hypertensive patients who received three 10-minute back massages a week had a reduction in blood pressure, compared to patients who simply relaxed without a massage.
Source: Biological Research For Nursing, Vol. 7, No. 2, 98-105 (2005).