Dennis Miller started the Shiatsu & Massage Center in 2002 at the Continental Surf Hotel. From 150 sq ft with two treatment rooms it grew into a 1376 sq ft facility in the luxurious Waikiki Beach Walk.
Dennis received a BA in dance from UH Manoa and, from 1992 to 2007 he performed a form of modern dance based on meditation with the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre.
With the spiritual aspects of meditation training and Iyengar Yoga classes, he created his own style of Shiatsu and Swedish massage, which he loves teaching to therapists and the public.
Together with Petula Miller they created Spa Pure in the Courtyard Hotel in April, 2008. Spa Pure features floating massages in warm salt pools and 570 pound granite slabs heated up under herbal steam domes. For them, Spa Pure represents the most wonderful spa treatments they could imagine.
Yoga is still part of Dennis’ life. He teaches Beach and Park yoga twice a day, seven days a week, and has maintained that schedule since January 1, 2007.
Now, with a large massage store with 8 massage tables in a setting Dennis chose and is thrilled by, he enjoys watching the happiness of 20 to 50 people per day who receive treatments at the Shiatsu & Massage Center. “One of my greatest happiness’s is seeing the people who love the service they receive from our therapists. I love seeing their response and I love seeing them return year after year.”