About Me

Howard Rhinehart, LMT, NCTMB — At White Ginger Healing “massage is medicine”.

Specializing in pain and stress reduction and complementary care for cancer or chronic conditions.

Welcome to my practitioner’s page. I am excited to be part of East Hawaii Wellness Center, continuing my career as a massage therapist/sole proprietor of White Ginger Healing which began in 2004. My goal, and the goal of all of us at EHWC, is to help you to feel better and live a more joyful life.

I graduated from Hawaii Healing Arts College, Kailua, Oahu as a massage therapist in 2004, opening White Ginger Healing in Hilo later that year. I am both state (#8103) and nationally (#419867-00) licensed in therapeutic massage with additional, advanced coursework in treating neck, back, and headache pain, and providing complementary care for people with cancer or chronic illness.

I believe that massage is not pampering; it is not an indulgence. It offers significant therapeutic benefit to most clients. I offer compassionate care in a safe, nurturing environment.

My practice integrates both Eastern and Western techniques to help restore wholeness to the body/mind/spirit of my clients. Remember, `Massage is medicine’.

As a massage therapist I treat soft tissue dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. I do not diagnose diseases or conditions; further I do not prescribe medications or supplements, nor perform chiropractic manipulations. I also do not adhere to the “No pain, no gain” theory when it comes to massage. It does not need to hurt to be effective.

White Ginger Healing specializes in helping people to heal who

  • Are under excessive stress, especially caregivers.
  • Have pain, in particular neck, back or headache.
  • Seek a complementary approach for cancer or a chronic illness.

 “May the work of your hands be a sign of reverence and gratitude to the human condition.” -Mahatma Gandhi