Helane’s healing journey began around the age of 12 when she was taught shiatsu massage techniques by Hajime O’hara, a friend of the family from Japan who moved into her family’s house to learn her father’s business. Also a classical pianist, her strong fingers made her the resident massage therapist in her family as she not only could work out tough muscle knots, she knew right where to find them through intuition and was known throughout her formative years as someone who could get rid of headaches through acupressure/shiatsu techniques.
A songwriter trained as both a classical pianist and singer, Helane has extensive experience in the classical music industry as an administrator. She has held Artistic Programming positions at both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and served as Director of Composers & Repertoire at renowned classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes.
After spending many years in the music industry while continuing to work as a performing arts consultant, Helane decided it was time to give back and she trained to become a Certified as an Integrative CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner, Sound Healer and Certified Massage Therapist. She studied CranioSacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy through the Life Energy Institute with further studies at the Milne Institute in CranioSacral work. She also studied at I.P.S.B, the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing in Culver City, CA receiving training in Circulatory/Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure, Pregnancy and Oncology Massage. She has also received further training in both sound healing and reiki, and holds a certificate in Sound Healing and Therapy from the Globe Institute in San Francisco, CA, and is a certified hatha/vinyasa yoga instructor through OM Yoga in New York, NY. Helane incorporates her musical skills into her work though use of healing songs, Tibetan singing bowls, a Paiste gong and Biosonics Tuning Forks.
Her intention with her practice is to offer a wide variety of modalities and tailor each session to what works best for the individual present at that moment, enabling each person to access their own abilities to heal and relax on a deep level.
Helane also works with hospice and palliative care patients and has volunteered with Wilshire Hospice and trained as a Death Midwive through Sacred Crossings.
PRIVATE HEALING SESSIONS AT:
The Oasis Healing Center
12114 Venice Blvd.
Mar Vista, CA, 90066
Appointments available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Sundays by appointment.
Appointments also available on Wednesdays and other days by appointment at:
23440 Civic Center Way #202
Malibu, CA 90265
60 and 90 minute sessions are available for CranioSacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy and Therapeutic Bodywork at the Oasis Healing Center. House calls are available in the Los Angeles area. Private Sound Healing Sessions and Sound Baths also available.
Tel: 1 (310) 945-5481