KA MALAMA `ANELA
ALTERNATIVE THERAPUETIC SERVICES
Because We Care About You
With your convenience and comfort in mind, we offer remote services.
Reiki 霊気 translates to "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign" by combining the Japanese words rei ; "soul, spirit" and ki ; "vital energy". It is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body. Reiki can also be done “long-distance,” as a form of prayer.
LIFE PATH CONSULTATION
& DISTANCE REIKI
A Life Path Consultation is an opportunity to ask your guides about your journey, life path decisions, and to reveal the past, present & future.
Distance Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere and at any time—though permission should be provided or received prior.
Craniosacral therapy is a
holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal spinal area. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress & pain.
Structural Bodywork, a.k.a Structural Integration or Myofascial Repatterning, addresses fascial tissues at multiple layers, from superficial to deep. Structural bodywork is a tool to begin to unwind the body and move it back towards center, to re-balance. It is possible to experience an emotional release from some long-held “memory’ associated with a particular pain pattern.
Biofreeze, or cold therapy, consists of applying a topical analgesic containing menthol, which acts quickly to soothe minor pain of the muscles or joints.
This cold therapy treatment is designed to treat aches, pains, sprains, and strains so to help the recipient stay active.
Distance Reiki 霊気 treatments are just as effective as in-person treatments, allowing patients to receive energy healing from afar. It can also be used to help clear blockages from the past, or across large parts of the body. Similarly, it can be used to cleanse neighborhoods or geographic places. When practicing Reiki on someone who is not physically present, this symbol is used to connect to his or her energy.
Originating in China as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reflexology is believed to stimulate elimination, improve circulation and support the immune system. The Chinese believe it restores the body’s equilibrium of yin and yang, encourages healing and strengthens the body.
Sports massage is focused and systematic, targeting muscles that are used in sports and physical activities. It uses various techniques to decrease muscle pain and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility to support safe and effective movement.
Prossage Warming Massage Oil was developed specifically to produce gentle penetrating heat to the skin, fascia, muscles and other soft tissue structures.
A 100% natural, therapeutic warming ointment for targeting specific areas of soft tissue & best used for myofascial release, deep-tissue work & trigger-point therapy.
LIFE PATH CONSULTATION
Reiki helps remove energetic blockages, release negative energies, and balance a person's energy. Reiki treats a person's entire being including their emotions, body, mind and soul. This allows many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
A Life Path Consultation is an opportunity to ask your guides about your journey, life path decisions, and to reveal the past, present & future.
AKA TEMPLE MASSAGE
Lomilomi (or Lomilomi Nui) differs from traditional massage on several levels. Like all endeavors in the Hawaiian culture, lomilomi is conducted with prayer and intention.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture and shiatsu. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE
Trigger points are sore, painful spots, or knots,knots—found in muscles. These knots are sensitive and when pressure is applied, it produces pain in a different part of your body. A trigger point massage helps work out those knots and reduce the pain associated with them.
Trigger Point Massage works to release a trigger point by pushing fresh blood in and flushing waste material out. This helps relieve some pain by bringing more oxygen into the area and encouraging the muscles to release.
WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE THERAPY OR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ?Alternative medicine is a term that describes medical treatments that are used instead of traditional (mainstream) therapies. Some people also refer to it as “integrative,” or “complementary” medicine. Some primary examples are: Acupuncture Massage Modalities Chiropractic Medicine Herbal Medicine Ayurvedic medicine Energy Therapies Magnetic Field Therapy Reiki
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE MY ALTERNATIVE THERAPY SESSION?Before the massage, please complete the required forms: Informed Consent Policy Client Intake Minor Consent [ages sixteen (16) years of age and under will require adult supervision during the session] Prior to making the appointment, make sure it is a good time for you to have a massage. The sessions require a quiet, relaxing space with minimal distractions. Please ensure you are available at least twenty (20) minutes prior to, and ten (10) minutes after, your session for proper table and area preparation or cleaning. Reschedule your visit if have a fever, skin irritations (such as poison ivy or sunburn), have pain and swelling from an injury that occurred in the last 48 to 72 hours. And if you are having problems breathing that--------- your doctor is titrating or adjusting your medications (because massage can affect the dosage needed). In the days before and after your massage, drink plenty of water. Do not eat just before your massage. Please limit your fluid intake a few hours prior to your session to avoid spending your session time in the restroom.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST MASSAGE SESSION BE LIKE?PRELIMINARY INFORMATION As your licensed massage therapist, I will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals. I will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome. This information will help me, as your licensed massage therapist, structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals. PRIVACY Before your massage, you will be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. Next, you will be left alone while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing. Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided top sheet, which will be arranged to cover your body with a towel except for the part being massaged. Sessions that do not require disrobing will include the following: Angelic Guided Blessing, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Maintenance Sports Massage Therapy. ENVIRONMENT To ensure a relaxing experience, music may be played and talking during your session will be kept to a bare minimum. If either is distracting, please advise your practitioner. Relaxation, comfort, pressure and communication throughout your session is essential to having an exceptional, sanative experience. If you are uncomfortable at any time, tell your massage therapist. It’s important to relax your mind and muscles during your massage. Breathe normally and try not to tighten or contract your muscles. Maintain open lines of communication with your practitioner if you’d like to provide feedback on the pressure or techniques. The massage table is padded, and may have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie face down without turning your head or neck. Accommodations are made for those clients unable to comfortably lie on the massage table. MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION Some massage services offered require the use of oil or lotion. If you are allergic to oils, lotions, or have other specific allergies, please tell me beforehand. Depending on your needs, as your massage therapist, I will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles. Remember to breathe normally, unless otherwise requested during your session. Table massage sessions will include five (5) minutes for the intake or preliminary assessment at the start of the session. Five (5) minutes prior to the close of your session, you will be advised that the session is over. After your massage, I will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy. It will be suggested that you take your time for your safety and, if necessary, I am close by to assist. Tips are always welcomed and appreciated to recognize outstanding service, but not required. FOLLOW UP The benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, so work with me, your licensed massage therapist, to customize a plan to meet your health and wellness goals.
DO YOU TREAT PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS?YES. If you have any concerns or questions about a medically diagnosed condition or health problem, please contact me for more information. REMEMBER, licensed massage therapists are not a substitute for a medical professional. Any immediate concerns must be referred to your physician or by dialing 911.
WHAT ARE SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT WILL BENEFIT WITH MASSAGE THERAPY?ACUTE PAIN – This pain might be mild and last just a moment, or it might be severe and last for weeks or months. In most cases, acute pain does not last longer than six months, and it disappears when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. Unrelieved acute pain, however, might lead to chronic pain. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** ANXIETY - is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and can manifest real physical symptoms, i.e.: sweating, palpitations, or feelings of stress. Anxiety disorders have biological and environmental causes. They often result in depression, social isolation, shame, loss of esteem and substance abuse. CHRONIC PAIN – is any pain that lasts for more than three months. The pain can become progressively worse and reoccur intermittently, outlasting the usual healing process. After injured tissue heals, pain is expected to stop once the underlying cause is treated. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** DIGESTIVE DISORDERS - Common digestive problems include heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Common treatments may be medication and lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, massage, and relaxation). FIBROMYALGIA - A disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Symptoms include painful tender points or trigger points, which can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes, stress management, and select massage modalities, i.e., acupressure, craniosacral therapy, reflexology. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - A chronic, progressive autoimmune disease marked by gradual degeneration of the nerve cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. Pain caused by MS is described as musculoskeletal, paroxysmal, or chronic neurogenic. Musculoskeletal pain can be due to muscular weakness, spasticity, and imbalance. Common treatments may be medication, counseling, physical therapy, acupuncture and select massage modalities., acupressure, reiki, craniosacral therapy. PSEUDO-SCIATICA: Piriformis Syndrome & Sacroiliac Joint Pain - Piriformis Syndrome is a condition in which the powerful piriformis muscle constricts the sciatic nerve, deep within the pelvis. Symptoms mimic sciatica; sciatic nerve pain in the glutes and leg. Sacroiliac joint pain is often diagnosed for ongoing pseudo sciatic nerve pain. Most SI joint pain syndromes are localized and will not provide the types of far ranging symptoms often mistaken for true sciatica. Medication, physical therapy, and exercise are common treatments. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME (RLS) - An uncomfortable creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, twitching, tearing, aching, throbbing, prickling or grabbing sensation in the legs (and sometimes arms or other parts of the body) that occur while sitting or lying down. This leads to an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the sensations. Common treatments would include medications and lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, and massage). SCIATICA - Includes symptoms of leg pain (often, tingling, numbness, or weakness) that originate in the lower back, travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of either leg. Sciatica is usually caused when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. Medication and physical therapy are common treatments. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** SPORTS INJURIES - Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons). It is also important to remember that many types of injuries that affect athletes may also occur during the employment of certain occupations; i.e., clients in the building trades may develop tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, bursitis, or Baker's cyst. **NOTE: Always notify me, your licensed massage therapist, of the nature and origin of your pain. In some instances, massage is not recommended or may require a physician release for massage therapy. ** TMJ SYNDROME (TMD) - Disorder of the Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) causing pain usually in front of the ear. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma (i.e., a blow to the face), inflammatory or degenerative arthritis or by the mandible being pushed back towards the ears during chewing, swallowing, or dental procedures. Sometimes, muscles around the TMJ used for chewing can go into spasm, causing head and neck pain which may cause difficulty opening the mouth. TRAUMA / PTSD - Trauma involves exposure to a catastrophic event usually of a life threatening or seriously physically threatening nature. Traumatic events include experiences such as having witnessed violence, having been a victim of crime or violence, having lived through a natural disaster, having been a combatant or civilian in a war zone, having witnessed or having been a victim of a severe accident. Common treatments may include lifestyle changes, counseling or therapy sessions, medication, massage, meditation, and relaxation techniques.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY HEALTH HISTORY & MEDICATIONS?A licensed massage therapist is required to review your health history, medication list, current complaints and ask pertinent questions that will guide the course of the session. Because massage can affect multiple body systems, such as the cardiovascular and nervous systems, please be honest about your health. You should also be open about alcoholic beverages and any pharmaceutical drugs, vitamins, herbal or botanical medicines you are taking. Massage can enhance or reduce the effect of pharmaceutical drugs, such as blood pressure medication, or alcoholic, pain medications and NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) could have an effect on the experience. Some NSAID examples are Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen, Diclofenac, Indomethacin, Vimovo. Knowing your history allows a therapist to determine if there are any reasons you should avoid massage or a particular technique.
WHERE ARE THE HANDS-ON SESSIONS HELD?Ka Malama `Anela is an Out Call business. What this means is that we come to you for the Alternative Therapy session. Prior to contacting us for the appointment, please read the terms and conditions. You are the commiting to providing a safe space for yourself, family or friend, and the practitioner in the comfort of your home, office, establishment or other venue. This commitment is solely for your sanative benefit. Your experience will rely in part on the effort you place in the detail of the environment you provide for your session(s). The space must be closed off to outside interruptions with a clearance no smaller than an 8'x8' (area) for the massage table and practitioner. Gate codes and instructions for access on the property must be provided prior to the appointment. Pets must be kept in another room. Disruptive outside noise should be kept to a bare minimum, i.e., loud neighbor, roommate, T.V., or on-going construction. In the event these things cannot be controlled, the session can be moved to another location or rescheduled.
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19 ?COVID-19 is just as much our concern as is it yours. While there continues to be a concern of exposure, we will take extra precautionary measures. However, for those who are still concerned about exposure, we can arrange DISTANT REIKI sessions that do not require physical contact. We also offer other forms of ENERGY WORK which do not require a hands-on approach that may have the same effect on a different level.
Once considered fringe, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, such as herbal remedies and meditation, are gaining acceptance in Western medicine. Thanks to increasing research, doctors are better able to understand the role these therapies play in helping to treat and prevent illness.
As a result, doctors are starting to combine these techniques with conventional treatments. This approach — called integrative medicine — takes advantage of evidence-based conventional and alternative medicine practices to improve health and treat illness. Read more from Mayo