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BAM - Body And Mind Location / Contact:
1152 Koko Head Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: 808-735-1226(735-1BAM)

John Brent Koffman
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BAM - Body And Mind, offering the best of massage, hypnotherapy and esthetic services with a small retail section for gifts and useful take home products which will make you happier. We are Relaxation Specialists with many years of experience. Your stress and pressures from everyday life will melt away! We also offer gift certificates, to share the gift of relaxation with someone you care about.Learn more about John Brent Koffman.

Mission:To provide something that is missing in many people's lives today, and that is a way to relax both the body and mind.

When the body and mind are able to relax completely, the constant stresses of our modern everyday life can be reduced, thus no longer detrimental to our health and well-being.

Massage Therapy
Now a days, it seems like massage is everywhere; at the gym, chiropractors office, at spas, and even at the airport! So how do you know what you will get when you go to these places? The answer is simple, you usually don't know until you have already paid and you're on the table.

You usually have no idea who your Massage Therapist is or where they were trained. You hope that you are more than just the next appointment.

At B.A.M. our approach is different, each guest at B.A.M. is unique and deserves time to explain what it is he or she wants from the treatment, then receives an exclusively designed custom treatment. The state of Hawaii requires Massage Therapists to hold a Massage Therapy license which is renewed every two years.

Current Offerings:
  • Swedish
  • Shiatsu
  • Lomi Lomi Style
  • Shi-Lomi Custom
  • Ki-atsu
  • Hapai
  • Sport Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Medical Massage

Hypnosis is a state of mind, similar to meditation, where the person "in hypnosis" is completely relaxed and "guided" by the hypnotherapist, to help the subconscious mind focus on accomplishing a predetermined goal.
Benefits of Hypnosis
A wonderful quality of hypnosis is that you can be taught to use it alone, at will, and without complicated procedures. This fact makes many benefits readily available throughout your lifetime.

Hypnosis can be used to further any human endeavor.
With hypnosis you can:
  • Develop and express awareness and intuition
  • Feel worthwhile, self-confident, zestful
  • Gain a happier home life; become a better husband, wife, parent, or friend
  • Acquire the ability to relax completely in any situation
  • Make better decisions
  • Improve concentration
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Increase the quality of your emotional expression
  • Reduce conflict and stress
  • Promote health and well-being
  • Regain your natural ability to sleep easily
  • Sell yourself, your ideas, and your services with confidence and enthusiasm
  • Increase your income
  • Attract and maintain worthwhile friendships
  • Discover your negative mental patterns and how they affect you
  • Free yourself from hostility, resentment, fear of rejection
  • Select your goals in life; chart your course for their realization
  • Program your mind with positive mental concepts and success attitudes
  • Develop the ability to construct mental images easily

Esthetic Services
Esthetic is a service performed by an Esthetician to make the face healthy and beautiful utilizing the most current knowledge of our skin and the most trusted name in the skin care products. The states of Hawaii requires Etheticians to be licensed and to renew their license every two years.

Located centrally in historic Kaimuki , we are independent professionals sharing a newly redesigned, inviting, healthy space. We offer the type of quality services found in the top spas of Hawaii, at Kamaaina prices! Stop by and say hello. We are friendly and happily answer any questions about our services.

Most of our services will be by appointment, although some "walk-in" appointments will be available.

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John Brent Koffman graduated from The Swedish Institute for Massage and Allied Health Sciences in NYC. He is a full-time Licensed Massage Therapist licensed in New York and Hawaii. He specializes in Sport Therapy, Swedish, Shiatsu, Kiatsu, Medical Massage and a Lomi-inspired style of the traditional Hawaiian Massage.

Also certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, he attended and received a diploma from the State Licensed School for Professional Hypnotherapy Training Institute under the Direction of Randal Churchill and Marleen Mulder in Corte Madera, California. In order to hone his skills, he also trained with Patrick Coleman in Pain Management for Clinical Hypnotherapy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

His thirst for knowledge has taken him around the world. He has studied in Germany where he trained with Herr Montag, Sports Masseur for the German National Football team, and Peter Mahler where he learned Lymphatic Drainage massage. He studied Kiatsu under Sensei Tohei in Utsunomiya, Japan and has also traveled to Thailand to learn Thai massage techniques.

His love of horses allowed him the opportunity to meet and learn from Robert Altman and Jack Meagher, known for their Sports Therapy work with the Equestrian Olympic Team and high-profile thoroughbreds throughout the United States. The exposure of this approach to massage left such a strong impression, that it has become the foundation for all of his preventative and rehabilitative massage work.

He moved to Hawaii in 1986 to study Shin Shin Toitsu Akido with Sensei Tabata, where he reached the level of San Dan and still trains in martial arts today at Gracie Jui Jitsu with Andre Derizans. During his initial months in Hawaii, he was blessed to meet Ms. Marion Machado, a distant relative of famed Lomi Lomi healer Margret Machado. Through hours of oral history of her life, Hawaii and the Hawaiian people, "talk story" as well as learning practical aspects of Lomi Lomi by a native practitioner, he was able to appreciate the beauty, value and connection of this ancient healing art to Hawaii itself.

After assisting in the opening of award-winning SpaHalekulani in 2003, JB bas been blessed to help bring relaxation and pain relief to people traveling from as far as South Africa and Mongolia, and everywhere in between. "I am grateful for all of my teachers and everyone that I have come in contact with. I believe that if I listen intently enough, I can learn something from everyone."

BAM Hours:

* Monday - 9am-7pm
* Tuesday - 9am-3pm
* Wednesday - 7pm-10pm
* Thursday - 8am-11am
* Friday - 7pm-10pm
* Saturday - 8am-11am
* Sunday - closed

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