Tier 5: Oahu Massage Update

 Aloha everyone,

I've been getting a lot of anxious inquiries from excited clients regarding the One Oahu Tier 5 Reopening Strategy. However, Oahu has not quite reached the 70% vaccination threshold that is required to drop the mask mandate. It is speculated that this will happen soon, and once it does, massage clientele will no longer need to wear masks during services.



Masks can now be removed for brief periods to allow for facial and jaw massage


Under Tier 5, the city and county now state that "services which require face coverings to be removed for extended periods may not be performed." This means that masks may be removed briefly to allow for therapeutic face and jaw work. This is great news for anyone who suffers from TMJ dysfunction and increased jaw tension due to wearing masks for prolonged periods of time.

Stay tuned for more updates

Once the city and county of Honolulu reaches the 70% vaccine threshold, massage therapy will resume normal operations. 

Much love,
Sonia
The Haleiwa Massage Muse

Tier 4: Hawaii Massage Covid-19 Update

 Aloha Friends, 

Although the effects of the pandemic continue to weigh heavy, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. On June 11, 2021, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced the approval for Oahu to move ahead to Tier 4 of the city’s Reopening Strategy.


Tier 4 Massage Updates


Not much has changed for the field of massage therapy, but there is one guideline that is now omitted from the required procedures for personal care service providers.

Under Tier 4, massage service providers no longer have to wear face shields over their masks.

This is a huge step forward in our ability to move towards pre-pandemic operations. Although clients and therapists are still required to wear masks at all times, this omission from the guidelines will allow massage therapists to work with lesser lung fatigue. 

Our clients' safety and comfort level is of the highest priority.

We are always happy to wear face shields when requested. Please feel free to let us know. Your safety and comfort is important to us, and we want you to be able to relax during your massage. You can also request that your massage therapist wear a NIOSH-approved N-95 respirator during your treatment. Otherwise, your therapist will use their best judgment in selecting either a KN-95 or an N-95 respirator to wear while performing massage. 

When will Oahu, Hawaii return to no restrictions for massage?

Many of you are anxious to not wear your mask during massage services. We want you to know that we appreciate your willingness to follow the city and county of Honolulu's Covid-19 regulations. There is speculation that once Hawaii reaches the vaccination threshold of 70%, there will no longer be any restrictions on massage. For now, you must wear your mask during your services even if you are fully vaccinated. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your kokua. 

Stay tuned for updates.

Love,
Sonia
The Haleiwa Massage Muse

Call 808-285-3009 to make your next massage appointment in Waialua, on the North Shore of Oahu. Our massage clinic is located just outside the surf town of Haleiwa. After getting your massage, spend the day enjoying the beautiful beaches of Oahu's North Shore. Find out more about the top ten things to do on the North Shore of Oahu.


 

An Introduction to Infant Massage

 Aloha friends,

This is the first part of a series of blog posts about infant and newborn massage. If you are interested in learning more, I offer private lessons for parents and caregivers. The best time to learn infant massage is before your baby is born. However, it is never too late =)





The time I spend bonding with my children through massage is one of the greatest pleasures of my life.  Making infant massage part of your daily routine teaches you how to “listen” to the unique way a baby communicates.  It also provides a way to calm your baby during times of stress. 

Taking the time to nurture your baby with loving touch and massage will be something you cherish forever. Always trust in your own instincts as a caregiver and remember— no one else knows your child better than you.

Sincerely,

Sonia Beauchamp
Accredited Infant Massage Instructor
Board Certified Massage Therapist
Creative Abundance Fertility Specialist
and Mother of 2




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Teaching infant massage to siblings helps them feel included and develops empathy

Contraindications


Although newborn massage is beneficial for most premature babies, it is important to wait until your little one is considered medically stable. If in doubt, consult your pediatric nurse or doctor to determine when it is safe to begin offering massage. Your newborn should be in an open crib, taking feedings, at least 32 weeks gestation, and over 3.5 lbs.


When to Avoid Massage


  • With fever >100°F

  • Over fracture or incision


Seek additional guidance from your doctor in cases of:


  • Hemophilia

  • Malignancy

  • Other Medical Conditions


Benefits of Massage

  • A bonding experience
  • Promotes digestion and weight gain

  • Builds muscle tone and coordination by stimulating the nervous system

  • Improves brain functioning

  • Reduces birth trauma by enhancing circulation

  • Promotes deeper cycles of sleep

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Calming for both the baby and the caregiver



*Next week's lesson: Supplies and How to Get Started*

To schedule a private infant or newborn massage class on the North Shore of Oahu, give the Haleiwa Massage Muse a call at North Shore Integrated Massage, LLC. Discounts are given for small groups. 

Sonia Beauchamp, AIMI
808-285-3009

Update on sublease opportunity

 4/14/2021

We have tentatively found a new tenant to share our space in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center. However, we are happy to keep your information on file in case future opportunities become available or the prospective tenant changes their mind.

Please feel free to contact Sonia at 808-285-3009.

Here are the details on the shared space:

190ft2 - Massage Therapy or Wellness Office to Share on the North Shore (Waialua)

Located in the beautiful Ka'ala Healing Arts building in Waialua. Close to Haleiwa, North Shore, and Wahiawa. See photos below.

I am looking to share my fully furnished office with a licensed massage therapist, healthcare worker, or other service provider.

There is a desk area, high-speed internet access, massage table, Ashiatsu overhead bars, and sink (hot and cold water), along with generous counter space. We share a large waiting room with the rest of the center.

Ideally, I am looking to split working hours and rent 50/50. I prefer to work weekdays and would like to share the space with someone who desires a schedule that compliments mine. I am open to negotiation with the right person.

You must be licensed in the state of Hawaii, have liability insurance, and be able to provide references.











New North Shore Massage Hours

 Aloha North Shore!

It's been so nice getting back in the office these past six months and doing the work that I am most passionate about! 

I am happy to announce that our new hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Please note that these hours are by appointment only, and we are not able to take walk-ins. You must call first to schedule your massage. Our online booking system is still disabled due to the city and county's COVID screening requirements. 


North Shore Integrated Massage: New Hours


House calls and couples massage are also available. Our base fee for any out-call is $200 - $250+ (price varies depending on travel time and accessibility). 


We may also offer massage outside of our normal office hours depending on your needs. Please call for more information. 


I look forward to seeing you soon!

Love,

Sonia Beauchamp

The Haleiwa Massage Muse at

North Shore Integrated Massage

808-285-3009

Tier 2: Massage businesses can reopen on Oahu

 Aloha everyone,


This is just a quick post to let you know that as of today, October 22, 2020, we are officially reopened at our location at Ka'ala Healing Arts. 

Call now to book your massage at our beautiful clinic in Waialua on the North Shore of Oahu. Under Tier 2, massage businesses are officially allowed to reopen. I am overjoyed to return.


We are reopening as North Shore Integrated Massage LLC. Our new license number is MAE 3635. Please note: this means we are not accepting health insurance at the time. 

Give me a call if you have any questions or need help with a referral. I am always happy to help!

Sincerely,

Sonia Beauchamp

The Haleiwa Massage Muse

808-285-3009

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