Basic Chair Lomilomi Massage Workshop
Lomilomi, sometimes called Hawaiian massage, is beneficial for many ailments and to increase spiritual energy and personal power (mana). Lomilomi goes far beyond massage, however; it also reflects the connection we have with the land (‘aina), the spirit guides or ancestors (‘aumakua) and the breath of life (aloha).
Lomilomi is a distinctly Hawaiian healing art form that is passed down through the generations by master practitioners. It is defined as “the loving touch, a connection of heart, hands and soul with the source of all life” by Aunty Margaret Machado (1916–2009) of Kaua‘i, the first Native Hawaiian to receive her massage license. Lomilomi kumu (master) Brenda Ignacio of Oahu says the basis of this spiritual work is the “embodiment of reverence of life, wisdom, knowledge and compassion.”
Chair Lomilomi is a quick, soothing form of massage allowing people to take a quick and healthful break from their busy day. Research has shown that even these short massage breaks reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and stress and anxiety levels.
Join our Native Hawaiian Practitioners at the HNKOP ‘Aha Mauliola Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus for a 45-minute workshop that will teach basic neck, shoulder and back lomilomi that couples and families can perform on each other to relieve the stresses of the day. Times will be at 10am, 11am and 1pm. Space is limited so signup today.
*Lomilomi students will be offering 15-minute chair massages throughout the event day. Text Hui to 51555 for event updates.