“I believe that ever BODY needs a massage!”
We welcome our new massage therapy practitioner Tiki Jones, LMT to Pohala Clinic. She recently answered our getting to know you questions from the blog:
What led you to the massage profession?
My love of people and wanting to aid in their healing led me to train and become a licensed massage therapist.
What is your goal as a healthcare professional the first time you see a new client?
My goal the first time I see a client is to directly address the issue they have asked me about before going to the area that may not hurt but is most likely compensating for the hurt/injury. For example, someone may say their shoulder hurts and I will work on that area and also on the antagonist muscles.
What is in your life personally that helps you have a better understanding of your clients?
I have a body that I use! From picking up small children, to sitting at a computer to doing sports. I believe every body needs massage. Especially those bodies that give massage need to receive that healing touch as well.
What is your view on western medicine (allopathic) v. eastern (naturopathic) medicine?
They go hand in hand. I heard a chiropractor once say, (and I’m paraphrasing here) Allopathic is great when your house is on fire; but you wouldn’t call the fire department to douse your house everyday. Naturopathic is great to maintain your house.
What are your hours?
To start with my hours will be Tuesdays 10am to 3pm. They will increase as need picks up.
Call the Pohala Clinic to book a time for a massage with Tiki.