The Core doesn't change

Through all the reinventing, shifts, and new modalities I have added to my bodywork practice over the years, the main focus of my work has always been the same.

The wording on the website changes as I grow and mature emotionally and spiritually, and the manner in which I support you through bodywork includes more intuitive and synergistic components, but...
the underlying mission for my work has always been transformational through a deep connection to your body, mind and spirit. It goes beyond the physical body and mind to a place of deeper well-being and wholeness physically, emotionally, and spiritually, empowering you to live your healthiest, happiest life in your amazing body through trusting its unique embodied wisdom.

This is what I love to do. It's what I innately do - deepening your experience to your unique body, mind, spirit connection. I did it naturally throughout massage school in classes and in clinic without thinking about it and without the education, wisdom, and experience I have now.
People had visions, saw colors, had breakthroughs, and "ah-ha" moments in sessions with me.

The benefits were tangible for them. They lived more connected to their bodies and were feeling emotionally balanced and happier  and physically healthier because of that. Improvements happened in school, with their relationships, their jobs, etc. This still continues to this day.

It is what it is. It is how I work. It's amazing and humbling and even awe inspiring at times. I am always grateful to those who are called to work with me as it is inspiring and life changing for me as well.

Adding herbs and meditation into sessions is another continuation of growing and maturing and helping on a different level.

I am here, and have always been here, to support and empower you to live your best life in the amazing body you have.



Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Visionary 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.


Lomi Lomi - a quick Q & A

This is such a beautiful massage, is what I have been feeling during, and especially at the end of sessions lately.

Recently, I had a new client. They asked:
"What is the breathing? Are you breathing through your mouth? Does it have to do with the energy field?"
Me: Yes and Yes. The breathing is part of the massage experience. It is part of the ritual. I believe it also keeps the magnetic fields of both our bodies clear so the vibration stays "high" and healing.

They also asked:
"What is the sheeting (that I perform at the end) about?"
Me: To me, it represents a final clearing of whatever your intention was for the session and an awakening into the new. Revealing what is possible in your life and the world. Also, I see it as a new way of seeing things that may have been troubling your mind recently. A shift in perspective, usually to a more positive one.

Just a quick blurb this week! Mahalo for reading :)

The Lomi Lomi "spark"

There are things in life, that if you love, you sit and think about.

Lomi Lomi is one of those things for me. I think about it for many reasons - as a guidance system to live my life, to be up to date with my emotions and spirit and all the little connections in between those things - but also, because I often think about how to explain an experience, or a concept.

And that's what Lomi really is. An experience. It is ineffable, because it is different for everyone.

But, I believe the one thing that everyone has in common in that experience, is that it sparks the desire within you to be all you can be in the best possible way for yourself.

Somehow, Lomi brings awareness to your life and you are able to see things more clearly, from a different perspective, and you begin to notice the possibilities and opportunities that you maybe were not aware of before.

It does this on a cellular level - yes, you read that right - cellularly. There's a sense of consciousness it brings to life that is brought out through the patterns of the movements the practitioner uses. It's NOT just working ON you, but it IS working THROUGH you. There's clearing and weaving happening.

Maybe too far out for some of you to grasp. That's okay. There is a quote by author Rima M. Morrell that states this feeling eloquently,

We journey by removing subconscious blocks, as well as by growing in consciousness and its use.

So, that's so beautifully stated, assisting me in summarizing this: Lomi brings us to a point of action in our lives. That "magic" of Hawai'i works in all ways everywhere.


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 inspirations for health and wellness. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a tiki freak, loves nature and double dipping her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.