As a partner in Body in Context, Helene helps empower clients to get out of pain and reconnect with their body and boundaries.
Helene is a health and wellness geek and has extensive training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology and manual therapy modalities, including everything from cadaver dissections to in-depth training for whiplash, nerve entrapment and rotator cuff issues and beyond.
She really loves understanding how the human body works and ways to help it return to balance. She’s always on the lookout for specialized therapeutic training that will allow her to better help her patients get out of pain and regain their lives.
Over the last decade Helene has been an instructor and guest lecturer at top therapeutic massage schools including Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, National Holistic Institute, and Ashland Institute of Massage.
Brian Shoen, LMT, MMP, NCBTMB
As a partner in Body in Context, Brian works with a variety of clients from athletes to weekend warriors to desk jockeys: anyone in need of a new way to relate to the stresses of daily life. He helps his clients learn to actively re-pattern their stress response towards higher strength, adaptability and pain resilience and re-educate the way their neuromuscular system responds to daily demands.
Brian graduated from Maui School of Therapeutic Massage (MSTM) in 2011 with an 800 hr diploma in Massage Therapy and Integrated Medical Massage. He quickly was brought on staff at MTSM where he taught a variety of academic, bodywork, and movement classes. A dedicated lifelong learner, he has continued his massage education through a wide range of workshops and advanced training in both Eastern and Western bodywork systems. Brian also has a background in martial arts (Karate), yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Brian also has a BA in philosophy and an MA in second language education which he utilizes to help him communicate with his clients in whatever “language” they best understand.
As a NCBTMB Board Certified massage therapist, ADAPT certified movement educator, and Union Yoga certified partner yoga teacher, Brian employs a variety of bodywork, movement and mindfulness modalities selected to honor the individual as a whole, helping his clients to integrate body and mind for balance and health.
Maureen Boksa, LMT
Moe believes very strongly in the body-mind connection and tailoring treatments to the needs of each client. Whether the time is right for deep overall relaxation, specialized injury work, improved body alignment, or movement of emotions, her approach is teamwork based. Working together with the client to achieve specific goals, treatments may always be modified before or during a session. The focus is to provide work deep into the tissues in a comfortable and productive way.
Moe uses integrated techniques, strongly influenced by traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. This work is characterized by long flowing strokes of the forearms, bringing deep therapeutic work all the way through the layers of the body to the level of the bones, which are considered the ‘mana’ or origin of life force, in Hawaiian tradition.
This style of work is fluid and soothing, each movement having specific intention. There is constant attention to detail and the entire body is addressed, acknowledging the importance of the anatomical, physiological, and emotional connections that extend from head to toe. This work is suitable for all types of massage clients, from those looking to relieve and reinvent chronic body pattern stressors, to those with acute personal, sport, work, or motor vehicle injuries.