Originally from the South of France, Céline Consoli has drawn upon her diverse, creative background to create InnEssence Therapy, LLC, her new massage studio in Honolulu’s Kapahulu neighborhood.
Céline’s interest in the body and movement began with her rigorous training as a ballerina and modern dancer. After leaving her native country, Céline spent one year in Hong Kong. During that time, she had a number of remarkable acupuncture and massage treatments in China, which would leave a positive lasting impression. But more profoundly, it was Céline’s personal experience with a chronic illness that would lead her to take up massage.
Driven by curiosity and learning, Céline earned a BA in Education from the University of Guam and an MA in French from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She also taught French at the highly respected Punahou School in Honolulu. She currently teaches Prenatal Massage and Reflexology at the Hawaii Healing Art College of Kailua and is a student of Sacred Path Healing School in Chinatown.
Given Céline’s dream of becoming entrepreneur, InnEssence Therapy has brought together her passion for both massage and business. For her LMT license, Céline trained in Swedish massage and reflexology with Heather and Jong Han of the Inner Rhythm School. Always interested in expanding her skills, she also received additional training in Thai Yoga Massage from Drew Hume of Navina Thai Yoga Therapy in Canada.
In 2016, for an entire year, Celine volunteered at the Kapiolani Center for Women and Children as a Reiki and Healing Touch practitioner. At the hospital she learned baby massage techniques from Tiffany Field and fell in love with the babies in the NICU. Since then, Celine obtained her certification in Prenatal Massage from the Institute of Somatic Therapy and the following certifications from Liddle Kidz Foundation (“the Gold Standard for Pediatric Touch, Therapy Education & Hospital-Based Program development Training and Implementation Across the Globe”):
CIMT (Certified Infant Massage Teacher)
CPMT (Certified Pediatric Massage Training)
But what truly sets Céline apart is the human factor. Given her own history, Céline brings a nurturing approach and a compassionate touch to her massage work, making her an ideal therapist for those returning to health — whether from injury, medical condition or other circumstances. Moreover, she brings a joyful, positive energy into her sessions, helping her clients realize that healing always begins within.