"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 does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you
while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself. "
Traditional Old Style Hawaiian Massage is a restorative form of bodywork working gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, enabling the recipient to relax due to the ultimately hypnotic effect – bringing your mind to a place of absolute stillness.
The massage is unique in its benefits. It nurtures not just the body, but also the spirit and soul.
Touch, rhythm and ancient wisdom come together allowing healing to occur.
It aids in relieving and over-coming physical pain and emotional distress, and works with the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the body.
"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