The Benefits of Kukui Nut Oil

 

The Hawaiian Secret to Radiant Skin


Kukui nut oil massage is available in Waialua


Kukui nut oil is extracted from the candlenut of the Aleurites Moluccanus tree. Well-known in Hawaii and the islands of Polynesia, it has been used for centuries in religious ceremonies and as a topical skincare product. This product is known for its healing, medicinal benefits.

Kukui nut oil contains 40% linoleic acid, 15% oleic acid, and 30% linolenic acid. Due to its high concentration of naturally occurring essential fatty acids, it is the perfect addition to your beauty regiment. Kukui nut oil soothes dry skin and can also be used as a protective barrier against harsh environmental conditions. Many people use it for psoriasis and other skin conditions. In a medical setting, kukui nut oil has been studied for its anti-inflammatory effects and its ability to promote wound recovery.

Here at our Waialua massage clinic, nestled by the surf town of Haleiwa, we offer a wide variety of massage services. To soothe and prevent dry skin, try our luxurious kukui nut oil massage add-on. Our blend of essential oils will help calm your mind, body, and spirit while soothing skin irritation. If you have spent a week in the fun and sun of the North Shore of Oahu, it is just what your skin needs. 

After your Waialua massage appointment, shop for the best beauty products that Hawaii has to offer in the nearby town of Haleiwa. From fragrant soaps at the Soap Factory by the Waialua sugar mill to Oils of Aloha products at the North Shore Marketplace, you'll find many local products for healthy skin. 


Hassle-free Tips


Most stores will ship their products directly from Haleiwa to your friends and family on the mainland. Save room in your luggage by asking for this service! You can also visit one of the two convenient US post office locations nearby. I prefer the one in Waialua, next to the Waialua Public Library. It is usually less busy and has more parking available than Haleiwa. 

While most people drive from Honolulu to the North Shore to explore the beaches and shopping of Haleiwa, you should also check out the nearby town of Waialua. Minutes away, it is appealing for travelers who prefer to avoid crowds. On Saturday mornings, enjoy the quaint farmers market at the Waialua sugar mill. You will find local Waialua farmers selling all kinds of tropical fruits and veggies. There are also amazing food trucks as well. My personal favorite is Banyan's Island Grill. 

For a more rugged and isolated beach excursion, continue to the end of Farrington Highway in Mokuleia. Here, you will find pristine beaches with far fewer tourists than Haleiwa. While you shouldn't completely pass on the famous beaches of the North Shore, such as Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach, you will find the same honu and humuhumunukunukuapua'a here in Waialua. 

Call our Waialua massage clinic near Haleiwa to book your kukui nut oil massage today. We offer traditional lomilomi Hawaiian massage, deep tissue, and ashiatsu therapy with over 20 years of experience. 

Aloha,
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at North Shore Integrated Massage LLC
808-285-3009

Hawaiian Shrimp Truck Garlic Scampi Recipe

Bring the delicious garlicky shrimpy taste of Hawaii to your kitchen! 


Let's face it, food trucks are awesome. Here on the North Shore of Oahu, we have one of the best food truck lots in the world! When the famous Giovanni's Shrimp Truck opened a second location in Haleiwa, we were ecstatic. 

However, for those times when you roll up only to find the parking lot roped off due to high occupancy, it is nice to have options! With this shrimp scampi recipe, you can enjoy the garlicky goodness of your favorite Hawaiian shrimp truck without even leaving your kitchen. Impress your friends with this authentic recipe!






Hawaiian Shrimp Truck Garlic Scampi


Serves 2-3, estimated cook/prep time: 20-25 min.

Ingredients


1 lb. shrimp (headless, shell-on, tail-on, deveined) 
        *time saving tip: use frozen, peeled, tail-on shrimp
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper to taste
2 oz. butter
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 bulb fresh minced garlic
2 tbsp. white wine
1/4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. fish sauce (very important)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
garnish with lemon wedges
serve with your favorite chili pepper condiment 
(tabasco, chili pepper paste, chili pepper flakes, etc.)

 

 Directions


Toss shrimp in flour/cayenne pepper mixture to coat. 
Melt butter in a pan.
Add olive oil after butter melts.
Lightly saute the garlic until aromatic.
Add shrimp mixture and begin to saute.
Mix white wine, sugar, and fish sauce before adding to the pan.
Stir until cooked through.
Add black pepper and mix evenly.
Serve immediately with a lemon wedge, chili sauce, and white rice. 

Tips


This recipe is a favorite of people of all ages. My daughter enjoyed it as a baby! When serving this to children, consider using pre-peeled shrimp and eliminating the cayenne and black pepper. The most important tip to make the best Hawaiian shrimp truck scampi is to use at least an entire bulb of garlic and make sure not to omit the fish sauce! This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled, cooked in batches, and reheated for large groups of people. Enjoy =)


For added authenticity, use premium quality shrimp.


The flour mixture helps the garlic sauce adhere to the shrimp.

 

DO NOT skimp on the garlic!


I hope you enjoy serving my favorite Hawaiian shrimp scampi recipe to your ohana! Please let me know how you like it. Leave a comment on social media. I'd love to hear from you! Call me to schedule your North Shore massage appointment. For the time being under Tier 1, I can only provide massage at your outdoor location. I look forward to working with you soon.

Sincerely,
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at North Shore Integrated Massage LLC

808-285-3009




North Shore Massage: September Update

 Aloha friends,


We are currently closed in accordance with the stay-at-home order. If you are seeking massage therapy, I urge you to reconsider whether you need the service. There are very few conditions that truly qualify as medically necessary for massage therapy. Most massage services are elective and can be postponed until the city and county of Honolulu has safely reopened. 


Sincerely,

Sonia 

The Haleiwa Massage Muse




North Shore Massage: Fall Updates

Aloha Everyone,




I'm so lucky to have a job doing what I love which is massage therapy. I look forward to seeing you soon on the North Shore of Oahu.

NORTH SHORE MASSAGE HOUSECALLS are available.  If you have a gift certificate, don't hesitate to call. I am happy to accommodate you.

Thank you so much for your support! <3
-Sonia
The Haleiwa Massage Muse at
North Shore Integrated Massage LLC

apprenticeships temporarily postponed


Aloha Friends and Family,

All Reiki, breathwork, and energy work classes are temporarily postponed. Please read my message below for additional information.

Infant massage classes are still available at your location.



I just wanted to make a quick post regarding apprenticeship opportunities for energy work. I have had so many requests for apprenticeships and classes over the past two weeks! It makes me so happy to know that people are ready and willing to spread health and joy in their community. I am filled with hope for the future!

Unfortunately, it has been a trying time. My new establishment permit is still pending after over a month. I have not heard from the Hawaii State Professional and Vocational Licensing service, and they are not answering their phone. In addition to this, my children are getting accustomed to the post-COVID school situation. UPDATE: After almost four months of waiting, I have been granted a new MAE massage establishment license! Thank you for your patience.

For the time being, I am discontinuing all energy work, Reiki, breathwork, and healing apprenticeships until I can get things sorted out. I want to be able to give you my all, and in these circumstances, I find myself struggling.

In the meantime, please feel free to call or email. I have plenty of instructional materials to get you started and am happy to share them!

Sincerely,

Sonia Beauchamp

808-285-3009

The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at North Shore Integrated Massage LLC
in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center
Waialua, Oahu.

Massage Gift Certificates During the Pandemic

Aloha Friends and North Shore Ohana,

Although we have not yet reopened to the public, you can still redeem your gift certificate!


If you have received a massage gift certificate prior to the pandemic, please rest assured that there are options available for you.
  • Book anytime!
  • Feel free to wait until you are comfortable. Call prior to the expiration date.
  • If your gift certificate is expiring soon and you do not feel comfortable receiving massage due to the pandemic, please call. You must make arrangements prior to your expiration date.
  • If you are no longer able to redeem the gift certificate, you can request a refund be made to the original purchaser. You may also make arrangements to transfer your gift to someone else. 

In the meantime, we have suspended all North Shore massage gift certificate sales until the pandemic has passed.

Mahalo for your understanding! We want to do everything to help keep our community safe.

Love,
Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at 
North Shore Integrated Massage LLC

808-285-3009

Massage therapy: post COVID-19

Aloha North Shore friends,

It has been a long time since I've updated this blog, and for this, I apologize. Like most of you, I have been in shock the past few months, praying for my at-risk friends and family. I have been following the stay-at-home orders put forth by the state of Hawaii. My two children are so fortunate to be close in age and best of friends. My husband was able to get time off of work as well. We have been so lucky.

I want to extend my sincerest thank you to all the essential workers who risked their lives every day these past months. We owe so much to you!

How will COVID-19 change massage therapy?


As of June, in the city and county of Honolulu, massage therapists are allowed to return to work. However, there are many new guidelines in effect. Masks must be worn by both the therapist and the client, and the waiting area is off-limits. We are also urged to use contactless payment methods and online intake procedures. There are strict disinfecting protocols that go far beyond simply changing sheets and linens between clients. 

Post-COVID-19 Guidelines for Massage Therapy


When can I resume massage therapy on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii?


It is now almost the end of June. I am busy reopening under a new business entity: North Shore Integrated Massage LLC. It has taken over a month to get the licensing in order, and I am still working on attaining a new MAE establishment permit. I hope to be able to return to work in early July. I have ordered all the essential PPE and sanitation products and am now only waiting on the paperwork to go through. 


Will massage still be covered under my health insurance policy?


Yes, if your health insurance covered massage therapy pre-COVID-19, you should still have the same coverage. However, since North Shore Integrated Massage LLC is a new business entity, we will need to get re-credentialed to place the new clinic on approved provider lists. This process may take some time. Unfortunately, we are unable to see any patients through their health insurance until this transition is made. If you need a massage, please call the number on your card in the meantime for a referral to another therapist. Depending on the cost of operating under the new post-coronavirus guidelines, we may no longer be able to accommodate certain policies. It will be trial and error, so we may not accept new insurance patients while we establish our protocols. 


How do I make an appointment for a massage on the North Shore of Oahu?


At the moment, we have a waiting list for the month of July. Please call or text to have your name added to the list. We will not be taking online appointments in order to ensure that everyone fills out the mandatory waiver before their session. We are not currently open or accepting appointments as of today, June 22, 2020, but we expect to reopen in a few weeks. 


North Shore Integrated Massage LLC summer updates:


In addition to our new name, we have also bid a sad farewell to Mona Thai Bodyworks. Unfortunately, Mona had to relocate to the mainland. We will miss her so much! That being said, there is now space available for an additional massage therapist at our location! Please give Sonia a call to inquire at 808-285-3009. 


I have missed working so much and am so excited to return soon. Please let me know how you are doing! I would love to hear from you via phone, email, or social media. 

All my love,

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse 
at North Shore Integrated Massage LLC
808-285-3009