What is Lomi Lomi Massage?
Lomi Lomi is an indigenous Hawaiian healing practice which usually includes massage – but not always. Many believe that this art was brought to Hawaii by the earliest Polynesian settlers while others believe that this beautiful art, so deeply infused with the practice of ‘living aloha’ is a carry-over from ancient Hawaii and the mystical land of Mu.
Lomi Lomi encompasses many different ‘styles’ each unique to their geographical location and/or their family of origin. Lomi Lomi was practiced by the native healers (Kahuna lā’au lapa’au) and was used as a restorative health practice within families.
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There are primarily two styles of Lomi Lomi that have become more well known on the mainland US and in Hawaii. They are “Temple Style” and “Auntie Margaret’s Style or Big Island Massage”. Sacred Lomi® was developed by Tom Cochran and Donna Jason from ‘Temple Style’ Lomi Lomi.
ʻTemple Styleʻ lomi lomi, also known as Kahuna Bodywork, was shared with the public by Kahuna Abraham Kawaii (Kahu) before his passing in 2004. His teachings synthesized knowledge that he received throughout his incredible life, where he was the disciple of numerous native healers and Kahuna. We are deeply blessed that Kahu had the heart and vision to share his knowledge and we know deep in our hearts that the world is a better place for it.