“You live on Maui? I’m so jealous! You’re so lucky!”
I hear this everyday (well, most days). And I always nod my head and agree that I’m lucky — downright blessed. I certainly never thought I would live in a place like Maui, and every time I step outside, I feel a rush of gratitude for the beauty of this island.
I’ve noticed that there is a direct correlation between my personal stress levels and the amount of time I spend outdoors. The higher my dose of hormonal Vitamin D (created in response to sun exposure), the happier I feel.
Even with plenty of fresh air, you can still get stressed, if you work at it. Or, rather, if you work too much. James is my primary source of observational data for overwork-induced stress management. He is intimately involved with our publishing company, Maui Media … but he actually spends a lion’s share of his time at Functional Nutriments, a separate company he owns with another business partner. It all boils down to too much on his plate.
As a former massage therapist trained by the best school around, my hands itch around James. That’s what can happen to therapists – when someone really needs a massage, we reach out automatically. Problem is, with all the writing I do these days it is not a good idea to do that work. So I refrain. James thinks this is not sensible, reasonable or nice. Thankfully, I met Sam Molitas last fall.
Sam is a massage therapist here on Maui, and when I first booked a massage with him, I was skeptical, because I hate paying for a bad massage even more than I hate paying for a bad restaurant meal.
It. Was. Excellent.
So excellent that I asked James to book a session. And James loved his session, too. We re-booked. And re-booked again, and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and James just told me that we’re getting a couples massage as our Valentine’s Day gift to each other.
So not only did I not have to think about what to do for Valentine’s Day — thanks James — but I do not have to spend good money on a mediocre massage. Thanks Sam!
If you’re on Maui, and are looking for a great massage, Sam is the guy to talk to. His training is incredible and his manner is impeccable. Between the two of us, James and I have had over three hundred different massage therapists in our lifetime — and for both of us Sam and his therapists rate an A++. You can book way ahead of time, too — and online!
Contact him through his website: www.MauisBestMassage.com
PS: Maui’s Best Massage decided to sponsor the newest edition of Top Maui Restaurants. When you book, please mention us … don’t worry, we don’t earn a referral fee or anything like that, but it’s nice for them to know where their business comes from.