Bodywork & Massage

I offer medical massage using my hands or feet, as well as weaving, cupping, and guasha as tools to provide extraordinary results.

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“Having had a hundred or more massages in my life, I can say with confidence that those from Jessica rank among the most memorable, thanks to her unique blend of massage styles and techniques. Her caring and nurturing presence will energize your health and elevate your spirits.”
Randall Fitzgerald, book author and former Roving Editor of Reader’s Digest



A great addition to your Maui vacation.
When your body is relaxed, it heals itself naturally.

Tui na medical massage can be comparable to a Swedish deep tissue massage with some distinct differences. The hand techniques used include rolling, rubbing, pinching, kneading, pressing, pulling and rectifying. Besides muscle tension pain and stress, Tui na can be used for palpitations, dizziness, depression, insomnia, anxiety, vertigo, digestion, carpal tunnel, TMJ, sinusitis,  high blood pressure, women’s issues as well as children. Like Acupuncture, the pattern of imbalance is first recognized and then techniques are used to restore homeostasis.

My style of massage is mostly considered Tui na but is actually a fusion of, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi, and Body Flow. I have also studied Japanese Foot Reflexology and will focus on feet upon request. Pressure is always applied incrementally and for your tolerance.



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“As we have walked the earth many lifetimes, in many bloodlines, in many locations, we carry information necessary to reconnect. A bridge is created allowing deeper spiritual conncection of the patient to their kua.”
—Aunty Mahilani Poe Poe Kahuna Haa Haa

Kua – is the backbone representing your soul lineage in this lifetime and beyond. Each vertebra represents a generation. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors and call in their support in all endeavors. Awakening this connection allows us to access our healing templates.

Lua – is the Hawaiian martial art form. It is 99% spirituality, 1% fight (only if you have to)

It is a great honor to learn and practice this form of ancient Hawaiian breath and bodywork. It is absolutely necessary to breathe and is great for anyone with the desire to come into alignment with their generational lineage. Kua lua is so grounding, so rooted practicing and receiving is both a meditation and an art form.

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The results of this simple therapy are impressive!

Cupping therapy, or massage cupping, is an ancient folk medicine that uses glass cups suctioned to the skin for internal and structural problems. Fire is used to remove the oxygen from the cup and is placed on large areas of the body. With oil on the surface the cups can glide up and down releasing toxins and stress from the body. The lip of the cup releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids, lifts connective tissue and loosens adhesions. The cups are tightened or loosened to the patients tolerance. This is a relaxing therapy that dates back to 1,000 B.C. in China. Egyptians and Greek cultures have also used cupping.

In Chinese Medicine, the therapy is used to dispel stagnation, stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving blood flow and treats respiratory diseases such as common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis.    The pressure from the cups should never be uncomfortable in any way. Almost all areas of the body may be worked on, including the neck, shoulders, middle, lower back and sacrum. The stomach, hips, and thighs require a gentler suction and can be used for digestion and sports injuries.

There is a chance the cups may leave bruising but patients find this technique effective and enjoyable.

Numerous conditions respond beautifully to massage cupping, including:

fibromyalgia, anxiety, insomnia, post injury trauma, chronic pain, post surgery adhesions, cellulite and sluggish colon.

Arya Nielsen, PhD teaching assistant, at Pacific Symposium 2016.

GUA SHA (guasha)

Research proves gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect.

Gua sha is unidirectional press stroking with a smooth edged instrument that intentionally creates transitory therapeutic petechiae. Petechiae resembles a hickey and this happens when the blood is released to the subcutis. By pressing into the fascia after oil is applied, stuck blood can move fast and effectively.

  • Gua sha protects your cells
  • Upregulates Heme Oxygenase-1
  • Regulates viral load
  • Research done with fMRI and Doppler
  • Can be used for pain anywhere
  • Helps with any organ problem
  • Vents heat, moves the blood, removes stagnation
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