Elina received her massage therapy training in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the New Mexico school of Natural Therapeutics, where she studied many healing modalities including herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, essential oils, and living foods. She has traveled the country and worked in a wide range of environments, from world renowned spas in Miami and Los Angeles, to managing a mobile massage business in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. She has over a decade of experience in body work, and has been doing various forms of energy work since she was 9 years old. Elina custom tailors each massage based on the needs of her clients, she pulls from her knowledge of therapeutic deep tissue, neuromuscular work, polarity therapy, cranio-sacral, reflexology, acupressure and cupping, among others.
As a child, Elina suffered from migraines. When she was in high school, her mother took her to an acupuncturist who was able to alleviate her migraines with regular treatments and herbs. Ever since, Elina has been fascinated with Acupuncture and holistic medicine, and in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Elina has pursued a Masters in Acupuncture at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, and is currently in the process of passing her board exams to become a Licensed Acupuncturist.
Elina’s passion is in helping people discover their own inner healer, and to guide others in utilizing the tools at their disposal to heal themselves and live a healthy balanced life. These tools include herbs, nutrition, essential oils, homeopathy, flower essences, as well as breathe and mindfulness practices, among others. She is excited to be a part of the Olanini ohana, and to help others facilitate their healing.
One of our favorite quotes from Elina is, “Your body is constantly listening to you, so talk to it like you would talk to someone you love.”