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Aloha Natural Health Welcomes Ronja Giesser As a Licensed Massage Therapist

Aloha Natural Health Welcomes Ronja Giesser As a Licensed Massage Therapist

Aloha Natural Health, a leading provider of primary and complementary naturopathic health care on Hawaii Island, welcomes Ronja Giesser as a licensed massage therapist.

Giesser has 5 years of experience, receiving her training at the acclaimed Hawaiian Islands School of Massage in 2009. She specializes in injury care and chronic pain syndromes through myofascial, trigger point and neuromuscular techniques.

“People relieved of pain have more energy and joy for the important things in their lives,” she said. “I love helping them achieve that.”

Giesser previously studied meditation and yoga while working as a retreat center chef in Italy, and also taught at a private elementary school for 4 years in Seattle.

Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

HONOLULU –  Kahala Mall today welcomes Quiksilver Board Room to East Oahu’s most popular shopping and dining center. The new, 1,145-square-foot store in the former Kahala Lifestyles space recently opened catering to adult water enthusiasts and is also the official showroom for Wade Tokoro surfboards.

“Wade is one of the greatest surfboard shapers in the world today, especially for the Hawaiian waters, and we’re excited to showcase his boards alongside the latest water sports clothing and accessories on the markeQuiksilver Board Room, as well as the popular Up & Riding store at Kahala Mall. “We know Kahala Mall is one of the better locations for our new venture to reach both locals and tourists alike.”

Hawaii National Bank Earns AHA Fit-Friendly Distinction

Hawaii National Bank Earns AHA Fit-Friendly Distinction

Hawaii National Bank is among only two companies in Hawaii to be recently recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, honoring employers who go above and beyond when it comes to employee health.

To be a designated as a Fit-Friendly Worksite, employers must offer physical activity support, healthy eating options and nutrition activities, and promote an overall wellness culture. Hawaii National Bank was honored for offering its employees an extensive Wellness Program that includes:

Walmart Funds New Van for Jabsom’s Homeless Outreach Project

Walmart Funds New Van for Jabsom’s Homeless Outreach Project

Ray Griego, store manager for the downtown Honolulu Walmart scheduled to open in Summer 2014, joined Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Dr. Jill Omori, and medical students in Kakaako to see the Hawaii Homeless Outreach and Medical Education (H.O.M.E.) project in action.  

A $51,813 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council funded the purchase of a new mobile health van. JABSOM faculty and students use the van to provide free medical clinics and outreach services weekly for the homeless in Kakaako, Honolulu, Waianae and Kalaeloa.

Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

 Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

The Masonry Institute of Hawaii recently awarded the Camp H.M. Smith Semper Fit Center the 2013 Project of the Year. Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) worked with AMEC-Nan Joint Venture LLC to provide the architectural and interior design services.

 

The new fitness center meets Department of Defense anti-terrorism/force protection (ATFP) requirements which provide appropriate and implementable measures to protect against possible terrorist attacks. The modern, state-of-the-art facility includes a fitness area, gymnasium, and exercise rooms with showers, locker rooms, administrative offices and a classroom, and is designed to attain a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification.

 

Attend Manoa Community Health Day Event at Manoa Library

Attend Manoa Community Health Day Event at Manoa Library

Need help in achieving your 2014 health goals?  Attend the Manoa Community Health Day, a free informational event at the Manoa Public Library on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Programming Room.

Learn about various complementary health therapies and see live demonstrations by an acupuncturist, chiropractic doctor, massage therapist, and master yoga instructor.  Get answers to your questions from professional practitioners.  Participating practitioners include: Cindy Ogata, Licensed Massage Therapist; Dorian Wright, Yoga Master; Mark Bartolome, Licensed Massage Therapist; Mei-Lin Maunakea, Licensed Acupuncturist; and Robert Anderson, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine.

This four-hour event is suitable for all ages.  Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.