Lomilomi Presentation by HNKOP Lomilomi Practitioners
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.” https://www.massagemag.com/lomilomi-hawaiian-massage
Lomilomi is soothing form of massage allowing people to take a break from their busy day. Research has shown that even short massage breaks reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and stress and anxiety levels.
Join our Native Hawaiian Practitioners 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. Space is limited so signup today.
Hale 218 @ 11:30am & 2pm
*Kealaho‘imai Program’s Lomilomi students will be offering 15-minute chair massages throughout the event day. Sign-up for one under the banyan tree.
All presentations will be held at the Hui No Ke Ola Pono 2nd Annual ‘Aha Mauliola on Saturday, August 10th from 10 am – 3 pm at The University of Hawaii Maui College Campus.