Dear wonderful clients,
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the closing of ahu when my lease ends on September 20th. I can feel it in my bones (and joints!) that this is the right thing to do but I can’t tell you how much I will miss seeing you, my clients and friends, who have made my work worth getting up everyday for. I am filled with gratitude for every last person that has entered through the doors of ahu, seeking solace for life’s bodily wounds or seeking relief from daily stress. My business has never been busier and my schedule never more full of people I thoroughly enjoy working with.
My life has changed a lot since I began massage school in 2005. My kids were ages 4 and 7 and just beginning their school years and now they are 18 and 21, both high school graduates and off in to the real world of work and college. It is now time for me to change things up too.
I am trying to give as much notice as possible as there a quite a few unused gift certificates out there that I encourage you to use before I am gone!! My schedule has been booking out quite a bit and even farther for evening appointments. I will be doing my best to accommodate everyone and if you are unable to find a day and time that works for you before I leave please email me and I will help you find something.
I am still taking care of my coaching clients via FaceTime and Skype, more info to come!
With much love and gratitude,
“Ahu” is a polynesian word for stone cairns, or stacked stones, a symbol of balance. Balance is what we are always trying to achieve in our lives and bodies and bodywork is an amazing way to re-establish and maintain this balance. A body in balance can heal itself and sustains fewer injuries. I believe that there is a place in everyone’s life for massage no matter who you are or what you do.
At ahu, getting a massage is as pain free as receiving one with our online appointment booking where you can schedule a massage at your convenience; to the ‘no tipping’ policy. Sessions are individualized for your needs; simply choose the length of the session and enjoy!
I am now offering Transformative Life Coaching sessions. If you are feeling stuck in your life and aren’t sure which way to turn, I would love to help you with clarifying values and goals, finding new perspectives and rediscovering the joy in life. Call or email to set up a free initial consult. I am in the process of earning my certification so for a limited time, sessions are at discounted!
My journey as a massage therapist began in 2006. I was discontent with the daily stress as a graphic designer working in broadcast and advertising. I wanted be happy by making others happy. I became a massage therapist and never looked back, opening ahu right after finishing school.
I have loved meeting new people and developing relationships with clients who have taken the chance and come through my door looking for relief from stress or pain or simply relaxation. I specialize in neck and shoulder but enjoy working on everyone including children, teens, expectant moms and sports junkies. I love that there is always something new to learn about the human body and how it works and my curiosity is never satiated.
I have now followed that curiosity to learn new skills in transformative life coaching. My goal is to more deeply enhance the happiness in my client’s lives as they seek to balance their lives in spirit as well as body. I look forward to seeing where this journey takes me and my clients!
Each massage is an integration of several modalities based on your specific and individualized needs, with techniques yielding deep therapeutic relaxation.
The relaxation and therapeutic qualities of the massage are magnified with the use of a BioMat. This is a heated mat filled with channels of amethyst crystals that enhance the far infrared heat waves that penetrate deeply into the tissues of the body. It is awesome for sore muscles and achy joints, especially arthritis but most importantly, profound relaxation. Learn more about the benefits of a BioMat.
An ahu massage is a blissful experience where your needs and desired outcome are always the first concern. The table is heated and warmed rice pillows support your neck and surround your feet.
An eyepillow is used when you are face up; when you are face down, a bowl of steaming water, scented with a proprietary blend of essential oils, is placed beneath the face cradle casting a soothing aroma and keeping the sinuses clear.
An amazing experience for pregnant moms, the massage is given on a special table that has an adjustable incline at the head so she can lie comfortably on her back. Two side-lying positions are fully supported by pillows. You can select any length of session but the following are suggested due to the added time needed to adjust pillows, table and mom.
A wonderful nourishing, softening and relaxing add on to any treatment. Hands or feet are dipped into a shea butter based lotion scented with essential oils then placed in heated herbal mitts or booties. During the massage the mitts or booties are removed and shea butter is massaged into the hands and arms or lower legs and feet. Butter soft skin lasts for days.
Can be stand alone service or added on to a massage. Session is started with a hot towels placed on your back then followed with a warm oil and salt scrub. This is removed by additional hot towels and then followed by an application of light oil or lotion. $30
Before bodywork, the body is brushed lightly with a soft brush, helping to remove dry skin and stimulate the lymph and circulatory system. You can keep the brush afterward so you can use at home. $25
Cash or checks preferred but credit cards are accepted!
Please note there is no tipping at ahu.
From Silver St: take a left onto Locust Street instead of going all the way to Central Ave., bear left onto Walnut at Dover Police station and go straight through light (at Washington) onto Chestnut St. Take a right onto Third Street or Fourth Street. take a right onto Central Ave.
From Rt 108: take left at Locust Street immediately after the Rt. 16 overpass, (Burger King on the right). Follow thru lights at Silver St. intersection, bear left onto Walnut at Dover Police station and go straight through light (at Washington) onto Chestnut St. Take a right onto Third Street or Fourth Street. take a right onto Central Ave.
There is three hour metered parking along Central Ave and side streets, Monday - Friday from 9am-7pm. There is also free parking both at the train station and at the end of Second Street.
Please purchase more time than you think you will need so you don’t have to rush post-massage – I suggest 30 minutes longer than your appointment. Caution: do not park in the Janetos lot as you may be towed!
Gift certificates are no longer available for purchase. You can book an appointment and pre-pay as a gift either online or by contacting me directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.