What Style of Massage is Best for Me?
At East 2 West, we understand that each individual has unique needs and preferences when it comes to massage therapy. We specialize in providing customized treatments tailored specifically to you.
Rather than specifying a particular style or type of massage, we invite you to communicate your desired outcomes and areas of focus. Our experienced therapists will then utilize their extensive knowledge and expertise to combine styles and techniques to create a personalized treatment just for you.
Whether you seek relaxation, pain relief, stress reduction, or overall wellness, we have the skills and flexibility to deliver the perfect massage experience. Feel free to request a particular style or approach, and we will incorporate it into your customized treatment to ensure your utmost satisfaction and well-being.
Do I Need to Undress for the Massage?
At East 2 West, your comfort and privacy are of utmost importance. The level of undress during a massage is entirely optional and up to your personal preference. Some clients choose to undress completely, while others prefer to leave undergarments on. Rest assured that our therapists are trained to respect your boundaries and will ensure that you are properly draped with a sheet or towel throughout the session, maintaining your privacy and comfort at all times.
Is the Massage with Oils or Lotions?
The use of oils or lotions during a massage can vary depending on the style and technique employed. Traditional Asian bodywork and massage, such as Tui Na or Shiatsu, typically do not require the use of oils and is performed over a sheet or clothing. However, many Western styles and techniques do utilize oils or lotions to enhance the glide and provide additional benefits to the skin.
The choice of whether to use oils or lotions will depend on your specific concerns and the recommendations of our therapists. We will always provide clear direction and tailor the treatment according to your preferences and needs. If you have a strong preference regarding the use of oils or lotions, please let us know, and we will accommodate your request accordingly.
What Massages Do You Offer?
Just some of our massage styles...
What is Tui Na?
Originating from China, Tui Na is a massage technique that focuses on correcting imbalances, similar to acupuncture. Instead of using needles, our LMTs use their fingers and body to apply precise pressure to specific acupoints and meridians (acupressure). This technique involves various therapies such as shaking, stretching, stroking, and joint movements. In some cases, our practitioners may also use elbows, feet, or knees to apply additional pressure when necessary.
What is Shiatsu?
Originating in Japan, Shiatsu focuses on unblocking the body's energy flow by applying pressure to acupoints and meridians (acupressure). It stimulates the body's natural ability to heal itself. Shiatsu treatments involve slower, more gentle techniques, incorporating sustained movements such as holding, stretching, tapping, and kneading. Our therapists may also incorporate body stretches, rotations, and joint mobilizations.
What is Thai Stretching?
Thai stretching, also known as Thai massage or Thai yoga massage, is a traditional healing art that combines acupressure, assisted yoga poses, and stretching techniques. Rooted in ancient Thai traditions, this style of bodywork focuses on improving energy flow, flexibility, and overall relaxation. During a Thai stretching session, our skilled therapists will guide you through a series of dynamic movements, stretches, and rhythmic compressions. By applying gentle pressure along the body's energy lines and incorporating deep stretching.
Embrace the Hawaiian Spirit of Healing
Lomi-Lomi Massage is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique that embodies the spirit of Aloha, promoting harmony and balance within the body and mind. Lomi-Lomi Massage utilizes long, flowing strokes that mimic the gentle waves of the ocean, creating a sense of deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
During a Lomi-Lomi session, our skilled therapists use their hands, forearms, and elbows to deliver rhythmic and continuous movements, applying varying degrees of pressure. Lomi-Lomi Massage can help restore a sense of peace and well-being, promoting physical and spiritual healing.
Some Common Western Massage Styles:
This is one of the most popular and widely recognized massage techniques. Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation and relaxing the muscles through long, flowing strokes, kneading, and circular motions. It can help reduce muscle tension and alleviate general aches and pains.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It uses firm and heavy pressure and slower strokes to release chronic muscle tension and knots. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals with chronic pain, muscle injuries, or limited mobility.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are tight knots in muscles that can cause referred pain in other areas of the body. Trigger point therapy focuses on identifying and releasing these specific points of tension through isolated pressure and deep strokes. It can be beneficial for individuals experiencing localized pain or muscular dysfunction.
Myofascial release targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles and other structures. This technique involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to release restrictions in the fascia and restore mobility. Myofascial release can be effective in reducing pain, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall body alignment.
Neuromuscular therapy combines elements of trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and stretching techniques. It aims to address muscle imbalances, postural issues, and nerve-related pain. This approach focuses on identifying and releasing tension in specific areas to relieve pain and improve overall function.
Lymphatic Massage, a gentle and specialized technique that focuses on stimulating the lymphatic system. This essential system plays a crucial role in detoxifying the body and maintaining a healthy immune system. Our trained therapists use light, rhythmic strokes and gentle pumping motions to encourage lymphatic flow, helping to eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, and boost overall wellness.
At East 2 West, we understand the unique needs and challenges that pregnancy brings. Our specialized Prenatal Massage offers nurturing support to expectant mothers. Through gentle strokes, kneading, and targeted pressure, Prenatal Massage helps alleviate common discomforts such as back pain, swollen feet, and fatigue. It also promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and improves overall well-being, allowing you to fully embrace the transformative journey of pregnancy.
Designed specifically for athletes and active individuals, sports massage aims to prevent and treat injuries, enhance performance, and promote faster recovery. It involves a combination of techniques and massage styles like deep tissue, stretching, and joint mobilization. With an in-depth knowledge of sports, anatomy, and common sports related injuries, sports massage helps relieve muscle soreness, improve flexibility, and prevent sports-related injuries.
Which Massage Should I Book?
When deciding between medical massage and meridian massage, it's important to consider your specific needs and goals.
If you have specific medical conditions that require targeted treatment and pain management, medical massage would be the most suitable choice. Under the guidance of an acupuncturist a highly trained therapist can focus on addressing medical conditions, medical massage can help alleviate orthopedic pain and internal medicine conditions.
On the other hand, if you're seeking a massage that offers some pain relief while prioritizing relaxation and balancing, meridian massage would be a great option. Meridian massage incorporates therapeutic techniques to promote relaxation and restore energy flow within the body. It can help reduce muscle tension, release stress, and enhance overall well-being.
Ultimately, the choice between medical massage and meridian massage depends on your individual needs and preferences. Our experienced therapists can provide guidance and customize the treatment based on your concerns, ensuring that you receive the most from your massage to address your specific goals.
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94-673 Kupuohi St #A204 Waipahu, HI 96797
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