About Peter

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Peter has been doing massage ever since he discovered that there was such a thing. It is his “calling” that he loves to do. He has been licensed and working as a massage therapist full time on Maui since 1991.


Work History and Professional Experience

Private Practice 1991-present.

Opened private office: Listening Hands Massage September, 2016 – present

Staff Massage Therapist and private practice with Dr. L. Shaw, Ohana Hale Chiropractic in Maui August 2012 to September 2016

Four Seasons Maui (Top Rated 5 Star-5 Diamond Resort) Massage Therapist 2003-2012

Principle Massage Therapist, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Hotel –  March 2002 to Dec 2006

Staff Massage Therapist – certified to provide massage services at Kula Hospital and Clinic, through Dr. Al Yakazawa, MD 2000-2001

Massage Therapist at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui –  Nov. 1999 to 2006

Staff Massage Therapist with Dr. Steven Key, D.C. – Ohana Hale Chiropractic Clinic, Kahului; 1993-1996

Staff Massage Therapist with Dr, Randy Hill, DC – Chiro Center, Kahului, 1995, 1996

Principle Massage Therapist/Co-Owner — Salon Ambiance, Makawao, 1991-2000

State of Hawaii Massage Therapy License: September, 1991

Massage Training

Maui Academy of Healing Arts (MAHA):  Fall, 1990 – studied Swedish, Lomilomi, Polarity, Reflexology, Accupressure, and Deep Tissue

Apprenticeship Program: with Dia Lynn – Certified Advanced Rolfer.  Included formal classes in theory (Theory of Structure and Function) and Practice (Deep Tissue Massage).  1990

Further Study:  Tutorials with a former teacher with Institute of Body Therapeutics: covering Lymphatic Massage, Cross Fiber Massage, Trigger Points, Accupressure Points. 1991

Institute of Zentherapy: founded by “Dub” Leigh” who personally worked with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Loren Berry. 1992; taught a varitey of techniques based on these three people.

Hot Stone training and certification to perform treatment at Four Seasons Maui 2003

Thai Massage training with Valerie Mandall and certified to perform at Four Seasons Maui 2005

Reiki I training with Shanti and certification at Four Seasons Maui 2008

Healing Touch – certified to perform at Four Seasons Maui, 2010

Shiatsu training and certification to perform at Four Seasons Maui 2006

Accupresure; AKA – Jin Shin Do, training with Sarah Rose at Maui Accademy of Healing Arts and certified to perform at Four Seasons Maui

Craniosacral training with Upledger Institute, Sept. 2010; certified to perform treatment at Four Seasons Maui, 2010

Backwalk Shiatsu  treatment, trained by Chinta McKinnon, April 2010; certified to perform treatment at Four Seasons Maui

Trained and certified in Wai Vari – a treatment floating in water, great for pregnant women; trained and certified by the originator, Traci Lundberg, 2009

Trained and Certified at the Spa at The Four Seasons and Spa Kea Lani to perform “spa treatments” – scrubs, wraps and specialty treatments etc.

Trained and certified at the Spa at Four Seasons to perform Lymphatice Drainage as taught by Bruno Shickley, DO through Veetkaya Kuperhaus

3D Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation as taught by Carol Phelan (student of Pierre Barral, DO, Barral Institute)

Myofascial Somatics as taught by Lisa Cary, certified in Hannah Somatics

Massage Background

Intuition Development Classes 1980 to 1982 –Berkeley,CA: learned Energy Work, Emotional Release, to “read” client physically and emotionally.

Growth Seminars helpful for Massage Career: includes hundreds of hours with various techniques from Feldenkrais, Yoga, Sufi and Gurdjieff movements, to emotional release and meditation.

International Exposure, from world travel, experiencing many different cultures and massage techniques: Egyptian, Danish, British, Indian, Thai, Indonesian.

A lifelong pursuit and personal practice of healing and wholeness.

General Background

Education: Graduated Hillcrest High School,Dallas,Texas: UniversityofTexas: two years credit with 3.2 GPA pre-med and Asian studies.

Travel: Traveled and worked in Middle East, Europe,Persia(Iran), Asia, and West CoastUSA.

Languages studied: Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Italian

Occupational Experience and Training: Geophysical Surveyor, Junior Engineer, Bartender, Draftsman, Seminar Assistant, Nurse’s Aid, Building Contractor, Fine Furniture Manufacturing, Small Business owner, Entrepreneur, Restaurant and Food Service Industry, Licensed Massage Therapist

Extra curricular activity interests: Writing, hiking, art, crafts, music, Argentine Tango dancing, gardening, farming, bees, chickens…


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