Lomi Lomi in Samoan a Hawaiian language means "to knead,rub, or soothe.
"To take and turn, to shift" as in "the sacred shift within you that is inspired by the healing kahuna..." said twice "lomilomi" for emphasis.
Traditionally in ancient Hawaii lomi lomi was practiced in several ways.
As a healing practice of native healers known as a Kahuna lāʻau lapaʻau (healers) a
restorative massage within the family
By ʻōlohe lua (masters of the Hawaiian martial arts)
In Hawaii After a decade or more of study, they would begin to practice but mastery was believed to take a lifetime.
As a Lomi Healer, I have evolved and continue to do sure over the years. This is such a sacred massage. Delivered with trust and honor between the client and therapist.
Like all endeavors in old Hawaii, lomilomi was conducted with prayer and intention.