Aloha kākou !
Heal your body, mind & soul with Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
Trained in Australia and Hawaii, I am a certified massage therapist specialising in Traditional Old Style Lomi Lomi as taught by current lineage holder kumu (Teacher) Dawn Charlton.
As a firm believer in a holistic approach to healing. It is my desire to support and nurture you in your own self-healing journey towards wholeness.
I truly adore being able to share this beautiful modality with my clients in the hope that they’ll find the peace, harmony and well-being that comes from being open to receiving this form of bodywork.
"We are a triune being, consisting of a spirit, a soul and a body. When we discover the wholeness within, the things seemingly impossible to us are possible by the power of the spirit within."
"to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat." It may also mean "to take and turn, to shift" as in "the sacred shift within you that is inspired by the healing kahuna..."
“A healer is not someone that you go to for healing. A healer is someone that triggers within you, your own ability to heal yourself.”
"One of the most essential imperatives of this tradition is that Lomi Lomi was a modality of pure love. The work must come from the heart and through the hands resulting in healing and bonding at a level beyond comprehension by the mind; it is a movement of pure love and grace, even to observe a “treatment” is to receive it…. This is the way of traditional Lomi Lomi in the old style." Dawn Charlton
I came to my massages with Sonje at a time of deep grief, of heartbreak. I was housesitting in the area for a month and half; I knew my body, soul and heart needed tenderness, care. Healing.
I listened, and heard to look on Facebook for a massage Practitioner in the area of my housesit. And there she was; a Lomi Lomi Practitioner, whose Aloha spirit of soft and open heartedness I sensed immediately. I was blessed and supported.
I had four massages with Sonje during my time in Trinity Beach. The presence of deep space, and of love, present each time. During that first massage, as her hands touched skin and dove into tissue, I released; let the tears flow from the stored grief and trauma, some of which I’d held in; frozen. Too painful to manage alone. No words. Just flow, release. Kindness and love. Generosity and space. Toward the end of the first massage, as part of the treatment movements, I was cradled, as a great Mother Spirit, perhaps the spirit of Aloha and Hawai’i itself. I felt deeply, deeply cared for. Seen and held.
After each massage, different things arose in the quietness and stillness, for days afterwards. Different emotions, thoughts and awarenesses that I’d suppressed, gently arose to be experienced, acknowledged, released to the flow. A healing process. A cleansing. Held in immense love, infinite kindness, great spaciousness. Grace.
I am deeply grateful to Sonje, for the opening of these experiences.