Sharing the Gift of Traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi

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January 22nd, 2016 by nancy

 E komo mai! Welcome


Welcome to my blog about traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi !

I am from the 'Big Island' of Hawai'i (Moku Hawai 'i) and have been sharing massage since 1977 and Hawaiian massage since 1995. I now teach in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and do trainings worldwide.

Here's a little video for you!

[With one of my Hawaiian teachers, Aunty Mary Fragas of Hilo]

And here is a FREE workbook (pdf file) from Unity Church that is designed to accompany Aunty Pali's book Ho'opono. Enjoy!   hoopono_workbook

Malama pono, Nancy Kahalewai

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Traditional Lomilomi NCBTMB CE-provider Approved!

September 18th, 2016 by nancy

Traditional Lomilomi Courses are now NCBTMB continuing education provider approved for up to 24 hours!

Topics include 20 hours of hands-on lomi training and 4 hours of traditional Hawaiian healing concepts. Stay tuned for our 2017 calendar of workshops planned for New Mexico, Georgia, Hawaii and New Zealand. Free eBook included. Email island moonlight “at” for details!

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How to Lomi Lomi

January 24th, 2013 by admin


Sharing traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Throughout my time in Hawaii I was very fortunate to study and train with many of the Hawaiian elders who by 1999 felt it was time to share the gift of lomi to a wider audience. Since 1975 on the Big Island of Hawaii, I recorded many of my lomi lomi workshops and interviews with many of the Hawaiian elders responsible for my knowledge and passion with lomi. If your interested in learning more about this beautiful, spiritual healing art, I encourage you to read more about the lomi eBook here and the Lomi Lomi DVD series here.


Lomi Lomi Massage – Practical Techniques

Traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi includes many practical massage techniques that have helped people relax, detoxify, recover and maintain natural health holistically for hundreds of years. One example of a popular, traditional technique that is very beneficial to everybody in overcoming indigestion and cleansing the digestive system, a condition called 'opu huli, is a deep but gentle abdominal massage to gently but firmly assist movement, as shown above. 

Since 1993, I've been studying Hawaiian cultural healing arts and lomi lomi massage techniques directly from Hawaiian elders over several decades. Just some of the elders that I counted as my teachers and friends included;

  • Uncle Robert Keliihoomalu (above)
  • Aunty Margaret Machado
  • Uncle Kalua
  • Papa Kepelino
  • Aunty Mary Fragas
  • Papa Henry Auwae
  • Doctor Maka'ala Yates
  • Kumu Leina'ala Brown
  • Aunty Mahealani (below)

Aunty Mahealani and I

Regardless of if you are just starting out as a massage practitioner or indeed have many years of practical experience, it will give you fresh insights and inspiration into the joy of practicing lomilomi massage. For more information about the Lomi Lomi Massage ebook, click here. For more information about the Lomi lomi DVD Series, click here.

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