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Don't be satisfied with just feeling BETTER.... start feeling GOOD again

A ShaylaMassage is a comprehensive 'Therapeutic Session' where I utilize a broad range of techniques to address your specific needs. With over 2,000 hours of training I have a lot of 'tools' in my 'toolbox' to address a wide variety of needs.

Lua lomi- an ancient Hawaiian healing modality that uses specific breath and strokes to open the body deeply and efficiently. Rooted in spirituality, it addresses the whole person, body mind and soul. Shayla has spent the last decade studying with a local expert and last holder of this ancient Maui lineage. Lua lomi is based in the unique Hawaiian martial art of Lua warriors. Just like martial arts, this lineage of lomi is specific, powerful and effective.

InterX Therapy- a hand held medical device approved by the FDA for accelerated recovery after surgery, chronic and acute pain relief. Clinical trials have been shown to reduce pain, increase ROM, reduce edema, and improve tissue healing- it is FDA approved and holds the European CE symbol for pain relief.

Shayla decided to invest in this medical device after personally being healed of a chronic painful knee condition that hurt daily for over 8 months. No other therapies were working so she decided to try InterX. Initially she received 6 treatments over 2 weeks time. In two weeks the pain completely subsided. Upon using it again daily and rigorously, minor pain reoccurred requiring 3 more treatments at approximately once a month over the following several months. After 9 treatments over a total of 3 months no pain has reoccurred at all for the following 8 months since (so far at the time of this writing) for a complete and total recovery. She was so impressed with her personal experience she decided to invest in this device and become a trained InterX therapist.

Soft Tissue Release - an 'active release' technique that quickly and effectively releases tight and stressed muscles, even years old. By pinning and stretching the muscle it can release , deep sliding compression (a deep slow approach to 'coach' muscles back into alignment).

Trigger Point Therapy by Travell and Simons, MDs - Trigger point therapy seeks out the ROOT of pain via remote points that trigger was is called 'referral' pain. Janet Travell, MD discovered an array of 'trigger points' that create pain patterns often quite distal (far away) from the root cause. After years of observation, she published 'maps' of pain patterns that unlock causes of pain previously unknown.



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Give 'loading' a try- it may just prove to be

one of the best investments of your Life!

"What is loading?"

It is becoming better known how beneficial massage is to our body and its systems including improved circulation and relief from tight, injured and sore muscles. What is less known is that there exists massage techniques that can PROMOTE repair, thus creating an environment for permanent improvement in painful soft tissues, even years old.

If you have chronic or 'old' aches and pains, consider several sessions with Shayla in a short period of time so that you can benefit from what is called 'loading'. With the addition of FDA approved InterX machine, Shayla has been able to help folks recover from injuries that have not been 'unlocked' by any other method.

Each session will build on the last to achieve more and more results- and long lasting recovery.
Clients who take advantage of the opportunity to work with Shayla multiple times over a short period of time, never fail to say that not only are they "feeling better", but they are actually experiencing something they didn't dare to hope for... they feel as if they are being transported 'back in time' and they "start to actually feel GOOD again"... 


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What kind of Massage does Shayla do?

"My FOCUS is to get to the ROOT of issues so your body can 'unwind' and heal."

Knowing the muscles, their function & cooperation with each other as well as occupation
and recreational activities helps unravel the mystery of pain and dysfunction within the body.


Each session is tailored to the individual's needs, via pre-session consult where the clients goals and strategies of approach are discussed.  We discuss your expectations and I share my view along with applicable training I think will address that issue. In short, we face and respond to the unique and current circumstances of your body today.


"Got an ACHE? - we've got your FIX"...
I use a combination of techniques to create balance and suppleness of body (and perhaps even the mind):
I take a therapeutic approach, meaning I have a goal in mind as I work. Depending on that goal, discussed in our pre-session consult, I seek to unwind that for which you came to see me. I wrap everything in the lomi-lomi philosophy- a gentle, yet strong approach to balance in the body and mind. I fall back on my foundation training in anatomy and muscle structure for tough issues and stubborn chronic challenges.


Shayla's main focus is to create flexibility in, and elongation of, troubled muscles allowing the body to find it's own homeostasis. This environment offers space for organic repair and renewal. Sometimes I will suggest we work together for several sessions in order to achieve your goals. I call this 'LOADING'.

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"What type of SESSION should I choose? Let's Journey Together...

In order for Shayla to be most effective, she will spend time discussing your unique goals and challenges. Each Session is unique to itself- responding to today's needs and your personal preferences.

What amount of time should you choose?

Most of Shayla's clients choose the 90 minute session, this allows us enough time to work up to three problem areas well and usually leaves a few minutes to experience the unique deep relaxation of a 'Seven Point Neck and Back Release' to seal in the session. Since each problem area generally takes 30 minutes to address well, you should gauge your time in 30 minute blocks while assessing your body's current needs and issues.


Why should I choose a ShaylaMassage?

A client and therapist must find harmonious synergy in order to have effective sessions and good results. There is not one therapist that will work for everyone- give Shayla a try and you will know in only one session if she is the right therapist for you... join the many satisfied clients whom are happy they did!


Shayla has found that GOAL ORIENTED sessions reach GREATER RESULTS!