Healing Vibes

Kahuna Massage

This healing system is derived from the ancient Polynesian methods of restoring balance to the body, mind and soul (Huna).  Through this treatment of the physical body, powerful healing is able to take place more quickly and completely on the physical, psychological and spiritual levels.

The bodywork has a beautiful way of:

bringing the joy of life to your body;

bringing a feeling of peace to your mind; and

bringing a sense of wonder to your soul.

It also releases memories and allows change physically, mentally and spiritually, bringing them into balance and harmony.

 The technique

Lomi Lomi is a deep and rhythmical massage.  The rhythm is very relaxing; like rocking a baby in a cradle.  It works gently but deeply into the muscles using continuous flowing strokes totally nurturing the body.  The practitioner uses the forearm, fingers, heel and palm of the hand in flowing movements over the body that bring fresh oxygen to every cell.

It differs from other forms of massage in many ways.  It is an experience that overwhelms the mind with sensations and at the same time communicates an acceptance and a nurturing of the inner self.  Most massage techniques work on only one level, usually the physical such as in remedial massage.  Massage is often used in stress management but not necessarily addressing or transcending the cause of the stress.

On a physical level

The lymphatics, immune, circulatory, respiratory, muscular and digestive systems are treated to promote health.

On a mental and emotional level

The nervous system and the senses of awareness are tuned.  The use of Frankincense essential oil may be used.  This has an uplifting quality on the emotional level.  It offers a bridge between mind and body and can be effective for depression and similar mental states.  The body work may also release past life memory, stress and trauma locked away in the subconscious mind.

On a spiritual level

Harmony is achieved between the body, mind and soul through energy activated in the body.  The body’s subtle energy channels – the chakras, nadis and meridians – are worked on to bring about harmony.

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The principles of Huna

Whilst the technique is an important part of the massage and associated healing, the work is done with unconditional love.  The focus of the practitioner is deep and complete.  Feeling love and compassion for the client, rather than treating her/him as an object to be ‘fixed’, allows for harmony to be created within the body.  This incorporates two of the main principles of Huna – everything seeks harmony and everything seeks love.

These master healers of Hawaii knew there were special ways to release and unblock the powers of the body so that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing could take place effectively.  The Hawaiians see life in terms of energy flow.  Following this premise, an idea or belief can block energy flow. Using body and energy work helps release the blockages, while at the same time gives energy new direction and sets new patterns.  This results in mental clarity and physical release, thereby allowing powerful healing in yourself and your life.  This creates a new level of harmony and facilitates healing on levels, levels one may not be aware of at the time.

Flowing with total energy, combined with a very loving touch, relaxes the entire being.  Using one of the principles of Huna-Makia, which states that energy flows where attention goes; the focus is totally on the client.

The way of the Kahunas

The secret of the Lomi Lomi massage technique lies with the practitioner.  It is embodied in the way of the Kahunas.  It is not something one can just learn and do, as in the Swedish massage technique – the strokes, the pattern etc. or in remedial massage, by working on specific muscle groups.  It is a culmination of life processes in understanding – an understanding through their own work, experiences and through meditation.

From this basis the Kahuna teachings afford greater insights into the nature of life and are practitioners therefore are able to relate more effectively to the client.  This is the gift of healing.

The path of the healer is one who dedicates life to the helping of others to attain health and well-being.  The healer too is on a journey of greater self-awareness and discovery and is often filled with a desire that can lead to travels around the world in search for the tools and secrets of health and the philosophy that is part of this.  The path may lead to many people and places throughout the world – be it India, Tibet, China, the Middle East – some exotic, some seemingly more down-to-earth.

The island of Kauai in the Hawaiian group is one such place, a powerful energy node on the Earth’s meridians.

It is on the island of Kauai that this traditional wisdom flourished with the elders and keepers of the Huna (Kahunas), wise spiritual teachers, who were the holders of the esoteric knowledge of ancient Hawaii.  The quality of the teaching of the Kahuna is such that they are recognised for their holistic understanding of life in that the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects are not separate but one.


Serendipity is the word used to describe why one comes to learn the art of Lomi Lomi massage.  The teachings of the technique of the Kahunas are part of a very intensive course, which can only be built upon from the integrity of past experience.  One does not learn this from school, but is part of the life process through experience.  Life’s resistance, the challenges and obstacles, makes us look inwards, and the Lomi Lomi practitioner has achieved a semblance of mastery.  This enables greater and more sensitive use of the consciousness aspect of the massage and strong centred energy flowing hot from the hands.

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