Hawaii School of Massage One of the benefits of life here is subsidized one and a half hour massages given for $40 by students at the Hawaii School of Massage at Kalani.
JarRed's Massage and Yoga Classes The other benefit is that every imaginable kind of yoga class is offered for free. I have tried them all and settled on Jared's Vinyassa yoga. They range from Yin yoga, which emphasizes resting restorative poses that last for long periods of time, usually laying on the floor, to Power yoga which is way too many calisthenics and leg lifts for me.Vinyassa is a continuous flow practice that holds the poses for about three minutes.
In my working life, I helped carry catering tables, maybe a million or so, for a couple of decades. Our standard way to carry these tables was to have two people on the left side of the table with both of our right hands on the upended lip of the table. As a result, my hips re-aligned slightly to the right and was beginning to cause me problems. I saw a doctor and words like titanium implants were bandied about. I thought that there was no way in hell I was going to let someone cut those muscles, hell I would just as soon live with the inconvenience. Then someone suggested yoga. I am happy to report that yoga, specifically Jared's Vinyassa classes for the last 14 months have 97% cured the problem. Nothing like having an end of the semester re-alignment.You can check out Jared's services, classes, workshops at his website. Mahalo Jared!
Samantha specializes in intuitive massage. When she encounters a problem area in your body, a bone in her leg starts to crackle, sort of like a Geiger counter. She reports that she has had this gift since she was a child and it intuitively lets her zero in on the problem area.
One of the keys to successfully adventuring long term here is doing so without spending much money. When we travel about the island, we use AirB&B I have used them about five times and have really stumbled on to some remote and beautiful spots. The house/B & B above was in Kona and a private room was $107 per day.
and this view out front
and morning flowers like these...for a split $227 a night and we never even saw the owner...she just left us the key.