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Welcome to Image Massage Therapy, a place where you can experience the essence, spirit, healing, and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. This is a place that listens to your needs with an open heart, tailoring a one-of-a-kind treatment that blends the finest massage techniques from around the world. Our only desire is that you leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and transformed. 

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History

It has always been a dream of mine to have a spa that is focused on the needs of the heart, that gives you the warm feeling of coming home. The sensation I wished to conjure was of going to visit a beloved grandparent, where one can be honest, without fear of judgment, bringing all of your burdens from the day, laying them down to be healed with a soothing, loving compassion. This is a place where you are treated not as a customer, but welcomed as a special and precious kindred, a member of our family.

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Mission

Our desire is to a create heavenly, nurturing and memorable experience that allows for one to be aware of their own inner beauty, peace, and their deepest connection with their spirit, leading to rejuvenation, relaxation, and transformation.

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Philosophy

The body, mind, and spirit is a trinity which cannot be separated in a person. Thus for the greatest relief, rejuvenation, and peace, it is essential to address all three together as a whole.  When one aspect is out of alignment, an entire life be out of balance.

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Guiding Principles

The transformative experience of massage requires a practitioner to observe, in daily practice, a strong ethical foundation rooted in the utmost professionalism. These philosophies guide the relationship between the practitioner and the client, grounded in mutual respect and humanity.

Traditional Healing Techniques

Release your tension, free your mind and unleash your spirit
Just as the waves of a river flow differently with each flowing current, so does our life.  We are all unique individuals and will never be the same as we were yesterday. This is because we are constantly changing, flowing as a result of our unique life experiences. With this awareness and understanding, a variety of techniques may be integrated into your Exclusive Lomi Lomi Massage, Signature Stone Massage or Sacred Mayan Abdominal Therapy session, specifically tailored to meet your present needs.

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Exclusive Services Offered

Each of our exclusive massage treatments is unique to the needs of the person receiving the healing remedy. As such, no two massages are ever alike, but all aim to achieve the same result: a release of physical pressure, a reprieve from emotional turmoil and the banishment of spiritual anxieties. It is our wish that, when you depart, you feel as if you have been remade and reborn, filled with a renewed vigor and a sense of your true inner strength.

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Therapist

An Unexpected Journey

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Daren Pagenkopf

Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003
Licensed Aesthetician since 2004

An unexpected journey is an accurate way to describe the path that my life has taken. I have been very fortunate to have some doors open, while other ones close gently, leading and sometimes pushing me to where I need to go in my life and regarding my profession.

It started back in 2002 when I was looking for a new challenge that would allow for great flexibility to pursue my newly found passions for travel, the outdoors, and snowboarding…little did I know that the decision to attend massage school would change my life forever.  Personally, I was extremely naïve to what massage really was, with my only exposure to it having been shaped by films, portraying it as an extravagant treatment that people enjoyed on vacation and appearing to me, frankly, as just a really expensive oil application that anyone could do. My preconception couldn’t have been more misled. In school, I was amazed at the impact massage could have on the physical body and learned that massages could literally change someone’s life.  As part of my training I conducted an eight-week research project to study the effects that weekly massages had on bodily awareness and the self-image of people.  This hands-on research further brought to light the power of massage on an emotional and mental level. These experiences through my training further ignited the fascination and inquisitiveness I had with the body, how it works, its ability to change, and affect, all parts of a person’s life.  A key concept that stuck was that if we learn to listen and take care of our body, it has a remarkable ability to heal itself.

This wealth of knowledge of the body that I had gained continued to grow as I attended the Institute of Beauty & Wellness- an Aveda School for Esthiology, was employed at a four star spa in Lake Tahoe and continued to pursue continuing education in all aspects of the body.
Training in LaStone Therapy and Thai Massage gave me further insight and exposure into the potential spiritual & energetic power of massage.  The gifted teachers I trained under, so beautifully brought that component into the style I was developing. By implementing these aspects into my massages I discovered an element in the work that was missing when solely working the body on a physical level.

These stages of my training were all preparing me to travel to Hawaii and to have a profound life changing experience, both personally and professionally. Being exposed to ancient Hawaiian healing techniques, specifically the massage art form called Lomi Lomi, brought this about.  It was the most transformative, nurturing, and healing massage style I have ever experienced and the only massage style I have experienced that creates a sacred space for healing by integrating the mind, body and spirit as one through listening, massage, intention, prayer, forgiveness and gratitude. What makes it so unique and powerful is that the recipient is, simply put, treated as sacred and precious.

My unexpected journey continues to unfold. Every day I am blessed and taught by the people who come across my path and join me at the massage table. I only hope that I can be part of your own journey into self-discovery by creating a safe, supportive, sacred space for you to experience your own journey, discovering yourself through the connection of your own mind, body and spirit.

Specials

A state of mind, a state of tranquility, a state of being
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Experience the many benefits of the Image Massage Therapy techniques at an introductory reduced rate for your first appointment!

  • Sacred Abdominal Therapy – Special first time rate of $90 (saving of $50)
  • Image Signature Lomi Lomi – Special first time rate $80 (savings of $40)
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Making massage a part of regular wellness routine can help promote overall mental, physical and spiritual well being. Enjoy the benefits of Sacred Mayan Abdominal Therapy or Image Signature Lomi Lomi when you book multiple sessions. Contact today for more information.

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