June 16, 2021

Well… I hope you are all vaccinated and ready to get massages because it’s time to get back to work…

May 15th, 2020

Hello everyone, I hope you guys have been able to shelter in place/ physically distance/ help our frontline workers/ not go crazy at home or whatever you have been doing in the past two months. The world has definitely changed in the last 8 weeks.

Early on in our shelter in place decree, I really did stay at home. Probably for the first ten days it was awesome, almost like a break coming back from college… but after that time period, like many of you I’m sure, you started to get antsy and restart our lives. With so much information out there, both positive and negative, I found myself going through many emotions, like frustration from not being able to do more, to sadness because of the immense loss of life, to anger at the government for not taking decisive action, and even apathy because sometimes days just seemed to just happen all over again. I’m sure many of you ran the gamut of emotions as well.

And so now, the time has come to slowly reopen businesses throughout the state of Hawaii, “non-essential” businesses can slowly become “essential”. The COVID-19 threat hasn’t really gone away, we are just trying to figure out how to deal with the microscopic elephant in the room. Am I open… not really… but kinda. And I’m sure you’re wondering what the hell that means… It means, I am available on a limited basis, once the state ok’s it. In addition to making the environment safe for you, I have to ensure my safety as well. As time goes by, we will be able to better understand how we can do business in lieu of the coronavirus.

In the meantime, if you need something to listen to, definitely check out the Ka Hale Ola Massage Podcasts… the link is in the directory. Like and subscibe!

March 22nd, 2020

Hey everyone… I hope you guys are all doing well. Needless to say, COVID-19 has definitely affected how we are able to live our lives. Being the sole worker and owner of Ka Hale Ola Massage Therapy, I am fortunate to not have to worry about the livelihoods of other co-workers or employees. That being said, the well being of me and my family are equally as important as you all my clients. And as much as I want to say it is business as usual in my office, out of deference to the state’s leadership and well being of the state, I have to at best limit my hours of access, of not closing altogether.

As we all know, massage is NOT a luxury item for those living with chronic pain, and I want to help those suffering. So if you do want to make an appointment, I will limit the number of appointments available. You definitely need to make an appointment. You have to be sure you are healthy. This will be on the honors system, but I’m not sure what else I can do.

Hope you all stay safe and healthy. I will defintiely try to do podcasts and other stuff to keep you in the loop. Take care

March 1st, 2020

Hey everyone, how are you doing? While I have been neglecting the blog, I have been (somewhat) successful in doing more podcasts. Please go onto itunes, or google play, or wherever you find the podcast and like and subscribe. If you have ideas that you want me to discuss on the podcast, feel free to get in touch with me… e-mail is probably best, but if you want to text me, you can do that too…

January 1, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!! I hope you all were able to have some time off and were able to use some of that time with your families. While I have neglected the blog, I have been a little more active on the podcast front and will probably trend that way in 2020. If you have any ideas for me with the podcast, feel free to get in touch with me…. or if you would like to participate, let me know as well!

October 3rd, 2019

Hey… thought I’d neglect the website AGAIN for a month? If not for an upcoming event, I probably would have! At the end of the month, I will be headed off to Seoul, South Korea! Yes, that’s two vacations (for those counting at home) in one year after like not leaving the island for the past 7 years… Needless to say, if you want to catch me before I head off, the last day will be Tuesday, October 29th. Depending how I feel, I will guaranteed be back to work on the Monday November 11th, Veterans’ Day, but I could be up and running by the 9th… no guarantees so call ahead to schedule. I will be (attempting) podcasting my adventure there, so check those out!

August 12th, 2019

It is hard to believe that we are already in August… and that it’s already been a month since my vacation!

Vacation? Aran took a vacation? Why yes, I did! I went to Phoeniz, Arizona and Las Vegas/Summerlin, Nevada. It was an 8day trip… lots of driving!!! It was good to see some of my old high school friends moving on to bigger and better things in life. It was a much needed trip… I haven’t been off this island since 2012 and as many of you know, I am looking foward to other trips in the not too distant future as well.

Needless to say, I hit the ground running once I got back home and things are relatively back to normal. Same appointment schedule, I’ve done a couple new podcasts about pain medications and alternative pain meds, and I’m even trying to help out with Iolani’s 25th year reunion (as much as I can be of help). Hope to write something soon, so talk to you guys later!

June 3rd, 2019

Well, I can’t be trusted when I say that I’m going to remain current with the blog… good news/bad news, things are going at the office. I’ll be posting new podcasts in the not too distant future… and I will be taking some time off from July 1st to the 9th. Other than that, stay current on our facebook site and follow me on itunes at the Ka Hale Ola Massage Podcast

February 11th, 2019

I think I’m almost done doing my taxes… hopefully I get paid by my worker comp insurance, fingers crossed (since the previous company *ahem* JOHN MULLEN was completely unprofessional… thanks for NOT returning my calls) !!! What else…. Oh, if you haven’t checked out my podcast, please do so… https
//kahaleolamassage.podbean.com/ or https

More news on the way…

January 7th, 2019

2019 is HERE!!! Needless to say, I’ve been about the same when it comes to blogging… HOWEVER, I’m trying to make a point of doing more podcast for the Ka Hale Ola Massage Podcast. You can get he here on the website but it’s also on itunes, so check it out!

I’d like to say that I resolve to blog more… but I think I’ve made and broke that resolution many times already… so we’ll see what I do this year…