What is massaging?

Massage as a healing art has been dated back over 3000 years throughout various cultures such as Chinese, Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians. It is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, used to promote better circulation and reduce stress and fatigue. Massage in its many forms have been applied to assist in the recovery and healing of aliments through the use of friction and rubbing for joint and circulation problems.

In today’s world massage has continued to vary and reach around the world. It has been found to be a complementary treatment with proven benefits in combination with physical rehabilitation programs for many chronic conditions including low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, herniated disc, fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, migraines, scar tissue adhesions, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and more.

Massage and bodywork therapies are the application of techniques to the muscular and soft-tissues of the body.


Why is it important?

Receiving massage on a regular basis and as needed is an investment to your health. With the stressful filled days, reducing levels of tension and retraining the body to obtain better postural behaviors and overall improvement of circulation is encouraged.

Massage and bodywork specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments for human skeletal structures, or any other service, procedure or therapy which require a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.

Many hospitals and physician offices incorporate on-site massage therapists to treat post-surgery or pain patients. Dr. Dwight Lin’s office specializes in the treatment of spine, muscle, and joint injuries that result from accidents as well as from sports and other activities. His Holistic and individualized approach promotes patient education and a proactive approach to functional restoration with non-operative treatment for injuries. Of course, if surgery is necessary, we have a close relationship with the best specialists in Hawaii.