Licensed Massage Practitioner MA00013896
Certified Pilates Instructor
Malia is dedicated to helping people enhance their well being especially in regard to injury recovery and relief from chronic pain. With her thoughtful and compassionate approach she strives to assist clients in gaining lasting comfort and function.
Malia has gained a reputation as a highly intuitive and knowledgeable treatment practitioner during her years practicing massage. Her in-depth knowledge of movement and treatment assists each client in getting the most out of their bodywork sessions. By focusing on a whole body approach, she integrates a wide variety of manual techniques specific to the needs of each client. During her career, Malia has seen the essential connection between intelligent bodywork and functional movement.
Malia was introduced to massage and Pilates after a major injury sustained while dancing. Throughout her sessions she was able to regain strength and function as well as alleviate her chronic pain. It was through this experience that she decided to become a massage practitioner, as well as a Pilates instructor. Malia joined the staff at Balance Within Pilates Studio in 1999, and became a partner in the business three years later. After many rewarding years at the studio, Malia moved to Maui in 2006. When not at the beach, she worked at North Shore Pilates in Haiku, Hawaii. Malia established Willowmoor Healing Arts in 2009, following her return to the Seattle area.
Malia is a member of the American Massage Therapy Foundation