Bodywork treats stress and helps clear the effects out of the body and mind, releasing tension, boosting concentration, and improving sleep.

Restore the integrity of the affected tissues to improve range of motion, correct dysfunctional patterns, and create more ease of movement.

Acupuncture and Bodywork treatments support immune function, helping you stay healthy and build resilience against immune threats like viruses.

Ha.Le’ means home. Courtney Schand shares some of her thoughts on the meaning of home. 

Ha.Le’ means home in Hawaiian. Ha.Le’ Bodyworker Rachell Peace speaks to what home means for her.

Our cautious re-opening now includes Bodywork. Here is how we are working to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

More effortless movement is possible, freeing us from daily aches and pains. Discomfort is not normal; it is a message from your body that it is time for support and treatment!

Bodywork at Ha.Lé is a type of massage that focuses on addressing dysfunction and promoting tissue health. It takes a strong therapeutic approach to each session, working to nourish tissues, lengthen fascia, release tension, and promote ease of motion.

Low back pain treatments work with soft tissues and the nervous system to correct imbalances and address dysfunction. Bodywork, acupuncture, counseling, and somatics are all effective, and can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the specific causes of your low back pain.

Restorative practices balance the effects of stress on the body. Stress serves an important role in keeping us alive through threatening circumstances, but it is also a complex biological response that is designed to be temporary and flushed out of the system when the threat has passed. Restorative practices are able to help with that after-stress reset.

Restorative practices use techniques that create space for deep rest in the body and mind. Often, the goal is to create conditions where tension can be released in layers, allowing the body to be held by gravity instead of internal force.

As physical tension releases, the heart rate begins to slow and the breath deepens. The nervous system begins to change modes away from stress and adrenaline responses. Digestion improves and the body sends more nourishment to tissues so that they can repair and heal. The more muscular tension releases, the more blood and oxygen is able to flow through the body.

Restorative practice also nourishes the mind. Deep rest resets the nervous system, which helps calm anxiety. Shifting the nervous system away from stress mode also decreases pain levels, as the nervous system is able to turn the volume down on the pain signals themselves.

Releasing stress and restoring the body and mind to a calm, nourishing state is a key to maintaining and creating health. Restorative practice can take many forms, including classes, bodywork, mindfulness, or other therapies. With enough restoration, we are able to prevent becoming locked into chronic stress patterns and the dysfunction they cause.