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"You're helping me to inhabit all parts of my body and to feel that they are all my body and that they belong to me. I don't want to give up on them, or not inhabit them in some way. I want to get better and be the best I am and I also want to accept the way I am. Thats a strange kind of paradox."
brings harmony and peace to my body and mind with her gentle knowing
touch. She breaks the inner chains and sets my body free. Leaving her I
sometimes think I could fly. I feel a euphoria and joy.”
When you walk out the door after a healing session with me, expect to have experienced one or more of these benefits:
Results will be immediate and in many cases long term. People often choose to receive massage from me weekly, biweekly or monthly as part of their commitment to their own health maintenance. Receiving regular massage helps to accumulate and reinforce the benefits of each session. Other people come on an occasional, as needed schedule.
I combine clinical expertise and finesse in lomilomi – Hawaiian Massage - with love to create a place of safety where true healing can occur.
The foundation for my work is Mana Lomi ®, a clinically focused form of Hawaiian lomilomi massage. Mana Lomi® is both gentle and deep, and flows with a soothing rhythm. The techniques used include strokes to support circulation, compressions, stretches, joint rotations, energetic work, use of thoughts and visualizations, and more. Mana Lomi® can energetically reach to the depth of the bones, or soul deep as Hawaiians believe, allowing full healing to take place if so desired. Click here to learn more about Mana Lomi® massage.
I also work with breath, helping the recipient to explore their breathing patterns and to find ways use their breath to soften subconscious holding patterns in their bodies, minds and spirits.
I occasionally use guided meditations to help the recipient feel and shift energies in the tissues.
And importantly, I pray. I pray silently most of the time, calling on Spirit for guidance and support as I work. I occasionally open a session with a spoken prayer.
Most of my lomilomi sessions are done with the client undressed, covered modestly by a cotton sheet, and sometimes blankets for warmth. I remove the drape from one section of the body at a time as I work, then re-drape that section when I move to another area.
I use a cream or oil to allow some slide on the tissue. Occasionally, especially when doing shorter sessions, I’ll work instead without lubricant and with the client fully dressed.
I see people from many walks of life. I occasionally see people as young as teenagers and as old as….. there’s no limit. Most of my clients are over 50. I especially enjoy working with:
As you can see elsewhere on this website, I am an instructor of Mana Lomi®. I occasionally tutor students of Mana Lomi® in my office.
I’ve been doing bodywork for over40 years - since I was teenager. I’ve been a licensed massage practitioner offering lomilomi in my Seattle based private practice since 1996. In addition to practicing bodywork, I teach lomi lomi continuing education classes for massage therapists. I am certified teach Mana Lomi®. Click here to learn more.
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