Medical Massage Practitioner with emphasis in Dry-Lomilomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pre-Natal, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release and Aromatherapy. In-Office only.
Fiona’s services clients at her office in the Pottery Terrace, located in Kailua-Kona.
Fiona is a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist with a private practice located in the Pottery Terrace at the Koa Clinic of Integrative Health. She specializes in moving clients through the physical, mental and emotional processes required for healing trauma. She began her studies of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at New York University in 2004 and went on to continue studying and researching at Columbia University, St.Vincent’s Hospital and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She was a New York Academy of Arts and Sciences 2005 PTSD Conference Fellow,presenting research at Mt. Sinai Hospital with the leading physicians and psychologists in the field. In her clinical experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, injuries, pain, stiffness, and limitations are intertwined with trauma and stress, yet the processes required for addressing the component of trauma are not widely applied. Her dynamic,sensitive, and integrative approach allows for the body, mind and heart to accept real and permanent changes that eliminate pain and allow for true recovery and well-being.
More about Fiona's medical massage treatment
Diagnosis for treatment could contain:
- •Back, shoulder, neck, hip, head and limb pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Difficulty sleeping
Chronic defensive postures and movement patterns due to trauma in the neck and hips refer pain to the back, shoulders, head, etc, and often keep injuries from fully healing. She has developed techniques to undo these defense mechanisms and allow injuries to finish healing and realign the body to its blueprint for health. After assessing the spine, She begins aligning the body with gentle Craniosacral therapy. Then with gentle joint manipulation She unwind defense mechanisms slowly, safely and completely, apply therapeutic massage to injured or scarred tissue, and use dynamic pressure point combinations to realign the body’s structure, and calm and reconnect the nervous system. She releases Myofascial restriction and employ gentle stretches to extend mobility. In her practice, she is sensitive to the environment, hence her company, EcoSpa Hawaii was born. She uses organic and local essential oils, never any synthetic perfumes, eco-friendly laundry detergent and 100% organic cotton sheets. For greater precision and the comfort of the client. She requests comfortable exercise clothes to be worn during the session. She does not use any oil except for essential oils on request.
She looks forward to working with clients who are looking for a deeper approach to addressing physical ailments and limitations. It is her passion to improve the condition and quality of the lives of my patients.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my services, and I hope to offer you support in the future.Mahalo, Fiona
What Fiona’s clients are saying!
5.0 star rating7/16/2017
“Fiona is fantastic. Shes able to attune to my body and knows exactly
what i need. Her use of various healing and massage techniques make
each massage unique and special. She uses gentil pressure on meridian
points and is able to align the body. She always puts me in a deeply
relaxed open space for healing. I love how she incorporates
essential oil aroma therapy into her work. I highly recommend Fiona.
Her work is deeply theraputic and so incredibly nourishing for the
body, mind and soul.”~April V.
5.0 star rating
“My therapist, Fiona, was simply amazing. When I walked in for my
appointment, I had had constant low back pain for a week. During our
session I could feel my body realigning itself and I left her table
pain free. I can’t say enough how unique and transformative my time
with her was! I hope to see her regularly for maintenance on my low
back and for the sheer relaxation of her beautiful touch.” ~Jacquelin G.
5.0 star rating
“Fiona has an incredibly unique style that is both relaxing and
invigorating. Her work combines many modalities and works on moving
and stretching joints while massaging. Each time I have fallen in to a
deep and rejuvenating power nap and then enjoyed improved mobility,
less stiffness and achiness for many days later. I highly recommend
her soothing touch!” ~ Corinne M., Kailua-Kona, HI
“I had several treatments from Fiona and every time I feel blissed-out
after our sessions. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a
gentle, yet invigorating treatment. She can get into the fascia and
also use pressure points to sooth the nervous system and let your body
realign. I particularly like her way of working with my head and neck,
easing her way into the deeper layers. If you want something special,
ask her for an essential oil treatment.” ~ Zoltan Szabo (from Google business page)
Treatment with Fiona: my experience
“One morning when I bent down with my daughter in my arm, it hit me all
in sudden in my upper back and I couldn’t barely move without intense
pain. I called Fiona and we made an appointment for the next day. I
didn’t know what to expect, but I trusted Fiona as I know that she is
a trained massage therapist and has done a lot of deep healing work
She said that she would do alignment work, a kind of dry lomi lomi
with cloth on and that her experience was that it would be good to
have a second follow up session a few days after the treatment.
Already while she was working on me I felt that there was a profound
shift happening. It felt good to have her work on my whole body. Not
only my muscles were touched, but it felt like she was working with
the meridians and even my bones. Strong and caring in the same time.
Everything she did felt just right in that moment, as if she could
read my body. I tried to relax and breathe into it as much as I could
and already in the session I felt a huge relief of the pain in my back
and I felt like kind of a new person afterwards, fresh and clear. The
next day the intense pain was gone, only my back muscles were still
tired and hurting a little bit and my whole pelvis and body felt like
shifted. The second day after the treatment all the pain was gone. The
third day my sacrum started hurting in certain positions and I felt
that I was ready for the follow up session.
The second session felt even deeper. I really enjoyed Fiona’s way of
treating the whole body in a way that you feel every cell of your body
is alive and part of a whole perfect system. I just feel deep
gratitude for this kind of work, which Fiona is offering and which
seemed to help me align on all levels – physically, emotionally,
spiritually. I felt stronger and extremely nourished after the
follow-up session and the pain in my sacrum and my whole back was gone
right away and hasn’t come back.
For me Fiona brings together profound technical skills and deep inner
wisdom/intuition in a way that it’s easy to open up for healing and
transformation on all levels. I am deeply grateful for having found
relief of the pain in my back, and not only that, but even for feeling
more aligned and clear in general since the sessions with Fiona.