Aloha! I just thought it would be nice to clarify a little bit about my philosophy of bodywork.
To begin, I am not dogmatic, just being myself. I work form the heart, and not within religious parameters and other structures put into place by modern western culture. Just from my heart with intention to serve and assist.
Yeah - it may be a "far out" for you and push your boundaries. But remember, I am also an artist. Pushing the boundaries is part of MY being human :) - and for the record, I am not always confortable with this!
So, that being said, here's my philosophy on bodywork.
To begin, I work from the heart. I listen to my intuition. And I listen your body and it's energy as well as your words.
My philosophy and way of working is based in ancient Hawai'ian beliefs and other Indigenous shamanic systems that see you as a whole person, connected to everything.
And everything means everything - your family system, your emotions and beliefs, your values, your body and all its systems and organs, your spirit/soul, the unseen, the collective conscious of this planet, and the Universe. (Uh oh - did I get too far out for you? To mystical here?. Oh well, that's how it is sometimes.)
All of this I just mentioned is your Mana, your Prana, your Life Force Energy. And it all interrelates to create alignment within you - whatever that means to you.
And being in alignment, to be authentic, and be yourself in the body you have, in this world, in this life, is what living is all about.
Be well, be love, and be yourself!
Big Love to you,
Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tikiphile, digs jazz (well, all types of music really!), double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.