The healing art of hands
Honorine Kaze - March 2012
Massage is an exhilarating experience with the aim of healing the body and releasing stress.
For the first time i began to appreciate the power of a massage when I got the opportunity to start one of my mornings at the Oukolele Day Spa with a back and neck massage treatment which energised me for the day ahead.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by warm and charming ladies who asked me to fill in a form where I described my health status while I also had to indicate how I would like my massage (either softly; mild or more pressure on the body while massaging).
Oukolele Day Spa has four qualified therapists as well as a manicure and pedicure therapist. My therapist for that session was Hazel Naruses who guided me into one of their treatment rooms.
In order to get the client into the right relaxing mood, candles are lit all over the room to provide that mysterious feeling and the soft background music just to make the ambience even more relaxing.
The back and neck massage lasted 30 minutes during which I felt calm from my stressful issues.
Naruses explained: “The back massage is going to concentrate on the body’s main support structure; with specific attention given to tense shoulder muscles along the spine and those of the lower back to alleviate tension and promote relaxation.”
To my surprise, she also gave me an ‘Indian head massage’, which is a complimentary massage given to clients sometimes.
For the Indian head massage, the pressure point movements are performed on the head, forehead, face, neck and shoulders to release posture-related tensions.
Like many, I always assumed that a tour at the spa is an act of those who have the money and the time to waste. Little did I know that they understand the necessity of taking care of one’s well-being.
Karin Fallis, Manager of Oukolele Day Spa insists on the importance of a massage session for a person’s well-being.
“Many people view spending time in a spa for a massage as a luxury. However, it is not a luxury, rather than a necessity as a massage will help you distress, clear your mind, then help you relax totally, thereby setting you up for a productive day,” she said.
Fallis adds that Oukolele Day Spa has been open for the past two years and offers various types of massages such as: Swedish massages
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