Although I have learned several styles of lomi lomi over the years, I now primarily use Mana Lomi®. Why? Because it allows me to connect deeply with my patients and clients by truly feeling their tissue, and because it so consistently frees people from pain and helps them move more easily.
This lomilomi helps me obtain immediate and long-term results and to help people help themselves. I work as a potter sculpting living clay, carefully shaping complex living tissue in a body-mind-soul time matrix. When our minds and hearts are open to all possibilities of healing, profound results can occur.
Mana-Lomi® uses Hawaiian indigenous healing concepts which work with the body, mind and spirit. It is a precise, therapeutic, clinically oriented, problem solving style of lomilomi which can be used to prevent and resolve injuries as well as to relieve stress and to help patients relax.
This special lomi lomi format addresses all body systems, particularly the muscular-skeletal and connective tissue systems, the circulatory system, the nervous system and the respiratory and digestive systems. This style of Hawaiian healing massage also works with the effects of thoughts, feelings and beliefs on our bodies.
All of our classes include Hawaiian healing chants, use of breath and meditation, and an introduction to ho’oponopono practices used to support right alignment of our mind and emotions.
Advanced training include 1) use of hot stones, 2) use of hale pulo’ulo’u (Hawaiian sweat lodge) to cleanse the body of impurities as well as to allow heat to penetrate through the muscles down to the bones, and 3) use of internal cleansing to prevent or eliminate an organ reflex to muscles in which irritated nerves affect muscles.