Celebrating Ka'ala Healing Arts

Aloha Friends,

I am so thankful for my ohana at Ka'ala Healing Arts where I have been a tenant since 2005. Last night, the owner and business manager of our building, Jeff Ramos, treated us all to a lovely feast at Kawailoa Tavern in Haleiwa. The food, service, and atmosphere was amazing. I highly recommend trying it out.

The Ka'ala Healing Arts Ohana

It was amazing to reconnect with everyone. So much has changed in the last 13 years! Abby Parker is now an amazing ashiatsu instructor and has opened up a new massage clinic next to Pa'alakai Bakery where she can train other massage therapists to do specialty work.

Jennifer Piltz decided to make a huge commitment to continuing her education and became certified in Structural Integration. 

Also, Jeff Ramos, in addition to managing the center and being a wonderful massage therapist, is now a firefighter. He is currently attending graduate school to study Psychology. 

As for myself, I have become certified to teach infant massage, meditation, and breathwork. I now focus on making massage therapy more accessible to the public by accepting health insurance and offering my community wellness massage program for pain relief.

I had an amazing time getting to know Simona Fossati who manufactures Mana Healing CBD Oils. I also sat next to Eva Silva, from Intuitive Healing Hawaii and learned about her passion for massage therapy. I look forward to trying her services soon. 

The lovely Bessie Estonactoc, from Harmony Counseling, is such a pleasure to be around. Check out her services on her website. In addition to her counseling services, she is also a hypnotherapist.

At the far end of the table, was Carrie Cochran, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Nancy Delamarter, who offers counseling and yoga therapy. I wish I would have gotten a chance to talk more with them!

Jen Lau was on the far end of the table too. She is an amazing acupuncturist, and I see her regularly. She has successfully kept my neck pain at bay for one year and counting. I highly recommend her!

Unfortunately, JoDana Newman of M.O. Wellness Center and Nikki Oishi could not make it to the dinner. There is also a new Ayurvedic skin care specialist, named Heidi, that was unable to attend. Oh, and yes! How can I forget the fabu"lash" lash expert, Sarah Matthews of Hoku Hale. She is amazing! Visit the Ka'ala Healing Arts website to find out more about these services.

Last but not least, I got to know Marni. I wish I remembered to ask her last name. She is the new caretaker of the center and is in charge of sprucing up the greenery around the building. She sells amazing succulants, and I look forward to buying a few for my office. I will update this blog once I get her contact information. 

If it has been a while since you've been to Ka'ala Healing Arts, come and check us out! A lot has changed over the years. If you have any questions, feel free to call me anytime. I am always happy to help.

Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you soon for an amazing deep tissue or ashiatsu massage session. I take all health insurance policies that cover massage therapy in the state of Hawaii. This includes HMAA, HMSA, UHA, and Kaiser. If you aren't sure whether or not your policy covers massage, call me. I can look your information up quickly.

Best wishes this holiday season!

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at Integrated Massage in Waialua near Haleiwa. 


North Shore Massage Updates

Aloha All,

Change is on the horizon at Integrated Massage and Deep Tissue Therapy in Waialua near Haleiwa. After sharing my space with the talented Abby Parker (again!) for the past two years, I now bid her a fond farewell!

Abby and North Shore Ashiatsu and Massage is now moving down the street to the Scoop of Paradise Building next to Pa'alakai Bakery where she can focus on expanding her teaching facility for Deep Feet Ashiatsu Bar Therapy with her two-room massage studio.

I have yet to find the perfect massage therapist to replace Abby here at Integrated Massage. I hope to find someone soon so we can provide massage and ashiatsu services seven days a week during the daytime and evening hours. 

For now, I will focus on sprucing things up at Ka'ala Healing Arts. I was thinking about ordering a new set of hot stones. What do you think? Let me know if you have any ideas for new services I should offer. How about a hot-cabi for heated towels? I also have heated bamboo massage sticks, but no one to practice on! Would you like to be my guinea-pig =) ? Let me know, and I will add some extra time to your massage session for heated bamboo massage. Free of charge, of course!

Thank you all for your support! I also extend a warm thank you to Abby Parker. She has been a joy to work with, and is one of the most professional massage therapists on the North Shore. I wish her all the best in her new endeavors. 

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


Gift certificates are available! 

Massage Gift Certificates for North Shore Oahu

Please fill out this form to purchase your massage gift certificate for our clinic in Waialua, near Haleiwa, Hawaii. It will take us up to 48 hours to send you a link for payment via email.

Purchase North Shore Massage GIft Certificates

Did you know that you can purchase gift certificates completely online for massage? Our Waialua massage clinic near Haleiwa offers massage gift certificates for sale. The easiest way to purchase them is through our website.

Visit this page to purchase your massage gift certificate now.

We offer gift certificates for our custom massage sessions. This can include any of the services we offer, including deep tissue massage, ashiatsu barefoot massage, a mini hot-stone massage add-on, swedish, shiatsu, and aromotherapy. We will do a full consultation before each appointment to determine which styles are most suitable.

Sonia has been offering massage therapy for over 19 years. Massage is her passion. We look forward to offering the best possible experience for each gift certificate that we sell.

Please give us a call with any questions. Our massage therapy clinic is just outside of Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We are located in a two-story healing arts center that offers therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. You can purchase your massage gift certificate online directly from our website.

Thank you for visiting us online. I look forward to providing you with massage therapy.

Sonia Beauchamp
"The Haleiwa Massage Muse"
at Integrated Massage in Waialua.

Accepting All Major Health Insurance Policies for Massage

Aloha All,

I wanted to make a quick announcement to celebrate the fact that we now accept all major medical and health insurance policies in the state of Hawaii that cover therapeutic massage. When I first enrolled in massage school, twenty years ago, it was one of my biggest dreams that insurance would cover massage therapy. Nothing makes me happier than to see this start to happen.

Although this is only the beginning, it is a wonderful start. If you would like coverage and do not have it, approach your employer about expanding your coverage for alternative medicine and massage. If you are an employer and want to offer your workers the benefits that they deserve, then expand your policies to include massage therapy. Massage provides non-opioid pain relief and increases feelings of well-being.

We now accept HMSA, HMAA, ASH Networks, Kaiser Permanente, and UHA health insurance policies that cover massage therapy in Hawaii. For those of you who do not have health insurance that covers massage, please inquire about our community wellness program.

I look forward to hearing from you all. Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions about your insurance coverage for massage. I can easily look up your policy online. Our massage business serves the North Shore and Central Oahu, Wahiawa, and Mililani.

Give our North Shore clinic a call to book your massage today. We are in Waialua in the Ka'ala Healing Arts Center located just outside of Haleiwa, Hawaii.  We offer Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Heated Hot Stone Massage, and Deep Tissue therapy for pain relief. Infant massage classes are offered monthly. Call now!

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse

How to Sanitize Hot Stones for Massage

The following video is for massage therapy professionals who want to know how to sanitize their hot stones properly. This is the method that I use in my private massage therapy practice. I hope that all therapists consider how important this topic is and do their own research in order to thoroughly clean their hot stones. Essential oils are not a proper method of sanitization. Please consult your professional organizations before making your own decision regarding sanitization. I am not an expert regarding this subject, and you should consult your local health board before implementing any of the information and suggestions on this website. 

Find out more about hot stone massage on this page of my website

To properly clean your hot stones for massage:

Consider using antibacterial soap, followed by a ten-minute isopropyl alcohol soak, and the use of a hospital grade disinfectant. Finish off with a ten-minute soak in boiling water and rinse thoroughly.

Video: How to Sanitize Hot Stones in a Professional Massage Therapy setting

The following is a loose transcription of my video on the proper sanitization of hot stones for massage

Hi, this is Sonia, the Haleiwa Massage Muse at Integrated Massage. Today, I wanted to do a little video about hot stone sanitization. It’s one of my pet peeves, and I see this question come up on massage therapy boards all the time. How do you clean hot stones? And no, the answer is not by adding ten drops of tea tree oil to the water and using them on the next client. That is disgusting and completely unethical, and yes, I do know of places that do this!

Here is how I clean my hot stones for massage:

  • Scrub them clean using antibacterial soap. I know that there are people who advocate against the overuse of antibacterial products, but this is for the home setting, not when you are working with the general public who may or may not have something contagious and may have small unnoticed nicks, scratches or broken skin.
  • Next, wet them down with hospital grade disinfectant. I don’t want to advocate any one brand over another. As long as it says that it’s hospital grade, it should be fine. It should have a very long list of things that it is effective against, such as staph. strep, HIV, hepatitis, herpes, fungus, and mildew, etc. Tea tree oil has some great properties but is not a safe method of sanitization. It is unbelievable how often I see therapists and spas who advocate using essential oils as a safe method of sanitization. This is not safe when you are talking about a professional setting that offers services to the general public.
  • Follow the instructions for the amount of time the product must remain wet.
  • Wash the disinfectant off and dry them completely
  • I use boiling water from an electric kettle to give a second rinse just prior to setting them up as well.

  • I feel like this is the best, most ethical method to sanitize your hot stones in a professional massage therapy setting. I know that there are many other ways. I have come across people that put them in their dishwasher, I also know of therapists that use pool chemicals, and there was some word a few years ago that the CDC approved a ten-minute alcohol bath for cleansing. I’d love to hear your comments on this subject.

    Thank you so much for listening to my Haleiwa Massage Muse video blog. I hope you tune in next time and visit our massage therapy clinic in Waialua on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii soon. We offer a free mini hot stone add-on with every custom massage session, and we also offer a full hot stone massage session for an additional charge.

    *Please consult your professional organizations before making your own decision regarding sanitization. I am not an expert regarding this subject, and you should consult your local health board before implementing any of the information and suggestions on this website. 

    Sonia Beauchamp
    The Haleiwa Massage Muse