Bodywork

Since the age of 8, I’ve been drawn to massage. Other massage styles didn’t quite resonate with me, but from the first Kahuna massage I received, I felt completely at home. I am grateful to have been able to engage with Kahuna in South Africa and so far, have completed four of seven levels of training with Aloha Life (www.alohalife.co.za). I’m in the process of becoming a member of the Kahuna Association of South Africa.

We often live too much in our head and taking time to be present in our body, putting our head ‘on pause’ can be really liberating and relaxing. I see the Kahuna massage I offer, as ‘coaching for the body’, an opportunity for clients to reconnect with their body.

At the beginning of the session, the client can let me know what their intentions and needs are for the for the massage. Through the Kahuna technique, I am also able to sense what the client needs at that moment. Many memories and traumas are stored in our body and a massage can often allow emotions, feelings, images and memories to emerge and be experienced.

If the client would like to go the next step I’m able to build the explored feelings and emotions into the coaching process so the client can discover a deeper meaning and wisdom from them. Or when starting from the Coaching process, if things are too ‘head-based’, bodywork helps to connect with one’s body and senses.

To really connect and explore more about your body I recommend at least 3 massages within a period of six weeks. Please click below to see the packages I offer.

Covid19 Safety protocols: I check my own temperature daily and the client’s temperature will be checked on arrival. I wear a FFP2 Face mask while I’m working and my hands and all equipment are sanitised.

KAHUNA MASSAGE

Kahuna massage is a Hawaiian massage technique. It involves rhythmic motions of the hands, elbows, fingers and even forearms to achieve deep relaxation. I use Kahuna massage to support my clients in connecting with the body. Sometimes we carry blockages in our body which can be released through this unique technique.

It is “coaching for the body”. The giver and the receiver connect on a body, mind and soul level and the treatment allows the client to experience their own body from a different perspective.

I begin with massage on the client’s back and see how they feel. If they feel comfortable to do so, they will turn to continue the massage on the front of their body. The appropriate privacy will be provided as per the request and needs.

POLYNESIAN FLOOR

Polynesian Floor sessions are done fully clothed. The focus of this treatment is deep relaxation, grounding and stimulating the client’s body energy. The client’s pressure meridian lines will be activated and joints mobilised. This allows pressure to be released from the body.

It is a very slow paced treatment with deep breath and relaxation. Ideal for people who don’t enjoy being touched with direct contact from others.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

This entails a Kahuna massage with the pregnant woman lying on her side, supported by a pillow as needed. It feels like being enfolded in a cloud. While this massage position is ideal for pregnant women, it can also be used for male or female clients who don’t feel comfortable lying on their stomach or chest. It releases pressure on joints and relieves the back of the extra weight.

It is a wonderful experience for connecting with your growing baby or your inner child.

I recommend pregnant women try one or two 60 minutes sessions to begin with and see if it feels right and supportive for you.

DEEP TISSUE

This is a unique journey (treatment). Before I offer a Kahuna deep tissue spiritual release treatment, the client would need to have at
least one normal Kahuna session before. To prepare the client and their body for that wonderful 2 hour treatment. I recommend is a series of 4 x 90 minutes kahuna sessions. I would embed the deep tissue treatment in the final session.

The massage focuses on blocked areas in your body to release physical energetic and emotional blockages. If you feel stuck in your body, everything is tight and your energy is not flowing, then this treatment can help in releasing some of those tensions. It is not only for the body it also supports your mind and soul. It can help you release emotions, cleanse your body and find a new starting point.

To end the treatment, you will receive  a cleansing ritual and wrapping of the body to integrate your journey, to honour yourself for the work and your body for releasing . The massage will take approximately 2 hours. After the treatment I will serve a tea and some time to integrate. The full treatment will take around  2 ½ hour. I strongly advise taking some time off in nature afterwards.