Haleiwa Massage Muse Tip: Luxury vs. Necessity

Is massage therapy a health necessity or a luxurious indulgence?

Massage therapy can be viewed as either a luxury or a necessity depending on the context and form of treatment you wish to receive.  Massage is an important way to manage chronic pain and helps recover from injury. In the context of medical massage, it is seen as a heath necessity. However, spas and other upscale facilities offer luxurious add-on treatments along with massage and bodywork. These types of massage treatments lead to the belief that massage therapy is an indulgence. 

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Where can I get the best of both massage worlds on the North Shore of Oahu?

Here at our Waialua massage clinic near the town of Haleiwa, we offer both kinds of massage services. If you want a luxurious experience to indulge your senses, book a custom massage treatment. It can include aromatherapy, heated aromatic compresses, hot stone, and deep tissue or ashiatsu barefoot massage. Give us a call at 808-285-3009 to find out about our holistic Hawaiian massage services.

We also offer medical and orthopedic massage for pain relief. We can work with your doctor or chiropractor if you have received a prescription for massage. 

This has been your Haleiwa Massage Muse tip of the day. Don't put off scheduling a massage because you see it as a luxury. Massage is important for health and well-being! 

Sonia Beauchamp
"The Haleiwa Massage Muse"
at the Ka'ala Healing Arts Building
Get your North Shore Massage and feel better today!

I'm sick! Should I cancel my massage? Haleiwa massage tip of the day, massage in Waialua on the North Shore.

Oh, no! It is the night before your massage appointment, and you feel a little funky. Perhaps you might be coming down with a cold? It's so hard to tell... Should you cancel your massage? Or just hope for the best and show up to your appointment anyways? Your body aches horribly and it sure would feel good to have your muscles massaged. Read the rest of this article to find out more about when you should cancel or reschedule your massage session.

Sick woman cancels her Haleiwa North Shore massage
If you feel sick, it is best to reschedule your massage

I'm feeling sick. Should I cancel and reschedule my massage?

There are times when canceling your massage appointment is a no-brainer. For example, when you have a fever, massage will actually make your body feel worse! We're not just talking about when a family member rubs your shoulders and feet to provide comfort while you're sick in bed... What we ARE talking about is an extensive therapeutic massage session like what you would get at a massage clinic. When you have a fever, a therapeutic massage will actually over-tax your body and make you feel even worse. Even though you feel achy, the last thing you want to do is receive a full body massage. You need to conserve all your energy to fight off your illness, so the next time you come down with a cold, DO NOT make an appointment for a massage. Your body will thank you :)

I'm feeling funky and run-down. Should I cancel my massage?

What about those times when you feel kinda funky? Maybe you have that strange tickle in the back of your throat, or you feel weak and run-down. It is so hard to know for sure. You could just be overworked, but then again- if you are getting sick, the initial stages are when you are most contagious. If you suspect you might be coming down with something, the best thing to do is call in sick and cancel your appointments. By staying home and getting plenty of rest, you give your body the best chance of fighting off the cold. You also prevent the spread of germs by staying away from the public while you are most contagious. If you even question whether or not you are coming down with a cold, cancel your massage. Even if it is the morning of your appointment, your massage therapist will understand. If they don't, you should switch to a therapist that cares about your health and well-being more than having a full schedule.

I am sneezing and have a runny nose- it might be an allergy. Should I cancel my massage?

Those of you who are prone to allergy attacks are extremely familiar with how it feels. If you are in doubt, there is a good chance you could be getting sick instead. Again, this is another instance where it would be beneficial to err on the side of caution. Just spend the day at home relaxing and give your body the best chance possible to stay healthy. Conserve your energy and reschedule your massage if you are sneezing and have a runny nose. Unless you are certain it is due to allergies, consider these symptoms a sign of illness.

When should I consult my doctor before getting a massage?

There are certain medical conditions where massage is actually harmful. These are uncommon, but that is why it is important to let your massage therapist know about your health status over the phone when booking your appointment. In some cases, it is important to consult with your primary care physician before you receive massage.  For example, if you have been in an automobile accident, you should see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Another circumstance you should consult your doctor is in the case of severe unexplained pain. This may be an indicator of an underlying medical condition. When in doubt about your health status, always remember... a massage therapist is not able to diagnose medical conditions. It is important to always consult the proper medical professional first.

This has been your Haleiwa Massage Muse tip of the day. It is important to know when to reschedule your massage appointment. A good massage therapist will always prioritize the needs of their clients when it comes to health and safety. If you are feeling sick, there should never be a penalty imposed for cancellations. 

Give us a call today to book your North Shore massage appointment in Waialua near Haleiwa. Our Hawaii massage clinic offers therapeutic massage and Ashiatsu barefoot massage therapy. We are located in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center. Schedule a full day of wellness by including facials, waxing, lash services, counseling, massage, and colon cleansing. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse 
at Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy

808-285-3009 call or text

in the Ka'ala Healing Arts building
66-216 Farrington Hwy Ste 203
Waialua, HI 96791

Summer News and Updates

A dahlia reflects peacefully on massage therapy in Haleiwa, Hawaii

Aloha everyone,

It has been a while since I've updated this blog. It has been a lovely summer here on the North Shore of Oahu, HI. I have been enjoying time with family and was even able to take a quick trip to Washington for my cousin's wedding. The brisk early morning air on my skin was a welcome sensory experience after all these balmy days of heat and sun.

As some of you may know, my husband started a new job last year. I have been enjoying the benefits of a new health insurance policy that includes a nominal amount of massage therapy in Hawaii. There are not many massage therapists who accept health insurance on the North Shore, but I was able to find a few. I, myself, also made the decision to contract with American Specialty Health Group (ASH Group, ASH Networks) to see how I liked working with them. My contract with this company allows me to accept medical insurance for massage therapy from companies such as HMSA and Kaiser. It has been a wonderful experience to work with this new demographic of clientele, and I enjoy it immensely.

I have also restructured my prices and fee schedule this year. Having a regularly scheduled massage therapy treatment plan is a huge benefit to health and well-being. It reduces stress level, reduces muscular pain and tension, and increases body awareness. Best of all, massage helps us all by increasing feel-good endorphins so we feel more positive about ourselves and the world around us. Everyone should try getting monthly massages and experience these amazing benefits first-hand.

In order to provide an affordable massage therapy option to those of you who do not have insurance coverage for massage in Hawaii, I have carefully scrutinized my business model. I closely examined my workplace efficiency. Eventually, I came to the realization that if I worked to stream-line my workday, I could charge much less than I have in the past while still offering five-star service. This realization brought about my $50 preventative and wellness massage special. While most of my clientele still choose to receive the $75 custom massage treatment, many new clients have opted for the reduced price session because it is a better fit for their budget and allows them to receive massage therapy more often.

It has been my pleasure to serve the North Shore, Haleiwa, and Waialua community as a provider of medical and holistic massage. I hope to have made a difference in the quality of life of my clients and patients.

I want to thank those of you who currently see me for massage. If it has been awhile since your last appointment, I encourage you to give me a call and make an appointment to experience our new massage modalities and fee schedule. If you have never been in before, I would love the chance to become your new massage therapist. Give me a call or text anytime!

Mahalo and enjoy your summer!

Love and light,
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy in Waialua
located on the second floor of the
Ka'ala Healing Arts Center.

Earth Day 2017, North Shore, Oahu

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

I know it is easy to forget, but today is Earth Day! Let's all try to take a moment to think of a few small things we can to contribute to the well-being of our fragile ecosystem. It doesn't take much, but we can all pitch in and together, it will make a huge difference.

Beautiful earth filled bubble massage in Waialua near Haleiwa
Waialua Massage celebrates Earth Day in Haleiwa, Hawaii

Here are some simple suggestions to help the planet:

  1.  Stop using plastic bags. Always keep a reusable tote inside your purse and car trunk. Use tupperware or beeswax reusable sandwich bags instead of throw away ziplock bags.
  2. Commit to picking up litter every time you visit a park or beach. Bring a small sack and clean up any rubbish you happen to pass. It can be a fun family activity to teach your children to be responsible!
  3. Buy paper goods made out of recycled material. It is important to use post-consumer recyclables. Even better, try to use cloth whenever possible.

There are just a few things you can do. If you have additional suggestions, I would love to hear them. Please comment below.

Take care of mother earth, and take care of yourself. Get a massage today! You will be amazed at how much it improves your quality of life. Our Waialua massage clinic specializes in pain management for the everyday person. We accept health insurance and also offer a community wellness program for those of you who are not covered for massage therapy. It is our mission to make massage an affordable option for all residents of the North Shore and Haleiwa. Our massage clinic is close to Haleiwa and Mililani. Our Waialua wellness center is minutes away from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

I love what I do, and I would love to hear from you. Give me a call if I can answer any questions.

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy 
in Ka'ala Healing Arts in Waialua.
Affordable Waialua Massage Therapy


Preventative and Wellness Massage Program

happy sun and happy cloud get massage on Hawaii's North Shore\

Aloha everyone! We are happy to announce our new massage community service program! Now the residents of the North Shore, Waialua, and Haleiwa have an affordable option for massage that targets preventative maintenance. Keep in mind that if you have HMSA, Kaiser, or any other health insurance policy, your massage may be fully covered at no cost to you.

We now offer a $50 preventative maintenance massage for overall health and wellness. This price includes any of our "hands on" massage modalities, including deep tissue therapy. Each client gets a full fifty minute massage session which focuses on their selected areas of concern. It is recommended that you schedule a custom massage for your first visit and then follow-up visits can be preventative maintenance. This plan is only valid for wellness massage therapy.

Now you have your choice of massage services at our Waialua location on the North Shore in Haleiwa:

  • Custom massage for wellness ($75-60 min, $105- 90min)  includes a full assessment and choice of aromatherapy, barefoot massage, and hot stone massage add-on. Your massage will be a full 60 or 90 minutes on the table and you can expect your appointment to last 80 minutes or 110 minutes.
  • Wellness massage ($50- 50min) Your massage will consist of "hands-on" therapy and your intake and consultation will be conducted over the phone. Your massage will last 50 minutes from the time you arrive at the office.
  • Mini massage ($40- 25min) This introductory service is great for busy people who only need a targeted "hands on" massage.
  • Medical massage ($28.60- 15min) Clinical massage and treatment planning to reduce pain resulting from a medical condition or injury. Utilizes orthopedic massage techniques.
Mahalo for your interest. I am so excited to be able to offer a preventative maintenance massage program to those of you who are not covered for massage by your medical insurance plan.

With love and aloha,
Sonia Beauchamp
Your "Haleiwa Massage Muse"

Happy Valentine's Day on the North Shore

heart shaped cookies before massage therapy in Hawaii

Aloha everyone! I know this post is a little late, but I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day Week. I hope that you took this time to reconnect with your significant other and discover new ways to deepen your passion. I always like to remind myself not to take anything for granted in this amazing life. This includes my exceptionally understanding husband...

The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.

                     (from Gammer Gurton's Garland, 1784)

I normally like to offer some kind of Valentine's Day discount for massage gift certificates but opted not to do it this year. I do not have many open appointments since I started offering massage therapy covered under medical insurance on the North Shore near Haleiwa. I am so excited to be able to offer massage to help manage painful medical conditions and injuries. If you have Kaiser or HMSA, you may have coverage for massage therapy under your healthcare insurance plan. Give my Waialua massage clinic near Haleiwa a call to see if you are covered. All I need is your name, birthdate, and insurance information to look up for massage coverage in our database. You may not have to pay any money out-of-pocket. Call now to reserve your appointment for medical massage on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We are you Hawaii deep tissue massage and ashiatsu barefoot massage specialists.

Love and Light,
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse