Hawai'ian Lomi Lomi
Relax to Hawai’ian music while receiving ancient Hawai'ian Temple Bodywork brought to you directly from the Islands. Let the flowing movements bring inner balance to your mind, energy body, and spirit, and transform your day into one of Aloha!
This Hawai’ian healing massage is a concept of well-being incorporating the welcoming spirit of Hawaii with bodywork, music, breathwork, ancient ritual, and intention to assist you in balancing your relationship to yourself and celebrate the wholeness that occurs when you are connected to your inner wisdom and aligned with your authentic self at an emotional, spiritual, physical and soul level.
"To me, Lomi Lomi is the massage of awareness. It is about connecting to your inner most self, that divine place, to balance and trust that relationship.
Based in the lineage of the Kahuna (shamans) of Hawai'i, it embodies that multi-leveled healing energy; that we are connected to everything, that our bodies are pure energy and hold the "keys" (the answers) in our cells, bones, and magnetic field, and that when our physical and metaphysical bodies are aligned, we experience healing and feel more complete.
The way in which it is performed creates balance and alignment in your life at a genuinely authentic level.
You cannot help but be affected in this way after a Lomi Lomi massage.
- Sat Nam, Lisa Kai
You're invited to let go of your bazillion questions and expectations to experience this traditional and ancient Hawai’ian healing massage.
Sessions are between 2 and 2 1/2 hours and include integration before and after.
I only perform 1 Lomi Lomi per day, so advanced booking is necessary... 773. 330. 3214
Lisa Kai performs a full ceremonial Temple style Lomi Lomi session. She brings her presence, Aloha spirit and intention to the table while incorporating traditional Hawai’ian chants, breathwork, humming, and ceremony throughout to make it a complete experience for you.
*** HOT TIP - One of the luxuries of this massage is is the thought of it's geographical origins. Think of Lomi Lomi as your own little piece of Hawaii. Imagine yourself in a treatment room next to miles of sandy beaches, a warm breeze, and feel it's a vacation. Let it work its magic. ***
For a history and what to expect during a Lomi Lomi massage read below...
Brief History of Lomi Lomi
Originally known as Ka’ ala Hoku - massage journey to the stars - this ancient healing modality from Hawai’i is a shamanic form of ancient Hawai'ian bodywork based in spiritual traditions of Hawai'i. It has been passed down for generations through dedicated Kumus (teachers) verbally. The Kahuna of Hawai’i believed in a strong body, mind, spirit connection. There was no separation between the physical and energetic; muscle tension, unresolved emotions/decisions, and illness were highly related. Everything was interconnected. In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was often performed in a temple space (heiau) as a rite of passage and renewing ritual. Once inside the Temple, there would often be drummers, chanters and the Kahuna. The ceremony could last from 10 hours to 10 days. (24 hours a day) The Kahuna would start the bodywork “dance” and use his entire being to weave muscle, bone, sound, movement, breath, and light into the person. Through the Lomi ritual, the recipient would have a vision or intuitive guidance as to what their place in the community would be.
Lomi Lomi in Modern Times
Today, traditional practitioners still recognize and honor the sacredness of this ceremony, incorporating ancient rituals into the session itself. The massage takes place in a warm (80- 85*), comfortable, safe room. Music is an integral part of Lomi Lomi, using different rhythms and tempos which allow you to deeply relax and let go while assisting Lisa in connecting to your unique energy vibration.
Although we no longer use Lomi Lomi as a ritual rite of passage, it is usually used for connecting to your inner self, transformation, and personal growth. It works as a renewing ritual; bringing you out of ordinary time, into a safe space, to celebrate deep relaxation and cultivate alignment between your physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies (Pono). Performed with the essence of Aloha - love, joy, intention, and acceptance - you are able to completely give in to the moment, and even let go of anything that is no longer serving you.
Unlike traditional Swedish massage, there is no focus or set format. Lomi Lomi is performed on your entire body at once. Lisa uses her soft forearm to run strokes continuously through the body incorporating breathwork, energy work, and movements with circles and figure eights. The movements are designed to confuse the thinking mind, inviting you to let go of thoughts and connect with your inner self, while deeply integrating your body, mind, and spirit.
It can also help with physical (acute and chronic) problems when other types of bodywork aren't proving effective, as you may be holding a pattern within your mind that is stopping your healing process.
Sometimes, it IS esoteric sounding. After all, it is bodywork created by the Kahuna of Hawai'i. It moves you forward in life and balances you.
Lisa Kai invites you to let go, "jump off the cliff", and experience this traditional and ancient Hawai’ian healing massage for yourself.
She only performs 1 Lomi Lomi per day, so advanced booking is necessary... 773. 330. 3214
At the core of Lomi Lomi I work with Seven Hawai'ian Spiritual Principles to bring a clearer, non-judgemental understanding to you as a whole person; integrating the emotional, spiritual, aspects of life into a session. That is what makes us whole, right? Body, mind, AND spirit. They are incorporated into my spirit and life bringing a deeper sense of well-being, Aloha, and grounding healing energy for the receiver.
The Seven Principles of Ho'omana courtesy of Serge Kahili King (also known as the Seven Hawai'ian Shamanic Principles)
Aloha - the breath of God is in our presence
Ike - The World is what you think it is
Manawa - Now is the moment of power
Makia - Energy flows where attention goes
Mana - All power comes from within
Kala - There are no limits
Pono - Effectiveness is the measure of truth/To be in right relationship with/just
These are a part of the Hawaiian Temple Bodywork massage incorporated for a deeper sense of well-being. As a practitioner, it is important I have a strong spiritual foundation. The deeper the personal practice of Hawai'ian healing concepts, the deeper the authenticity and integrity brought to you on the table. (Mahalo Nui to the Hawai'ian's for graciously sharing their values so openly.) These principles have become a practice and life style, a way of conscious living, for me. Incorporating them can ensure that you have a more powerful, integrated healing experience.
As always, intention matters. - Lisa Kai