The practice of healing touch. Lomi means to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out. Lomilomi practitioners use the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet, even sticks and stones. It can be done with oil or without. There are many Lomilomi practices which can change by family, Ahupuaʻa (land district ) and Island.
Lomilomi and all other cultural practices entered into the realm of healing by first understanding the foundations of the thinking, then applying this knowledge with wisdom, prayer and an unwavering knowing of the existence of a power outside and higher then oneself.
Mana O Kahiko now offers a complete training program for anyone who is interested in learning LomiLomi. This art form is incredibly moving and the trainings are set into 5 Separate Retreat Levels.
Below you will find a direct link to each level that will share with you in detail what each level covers. If you have any question or would like to learn LomiLomi from a traditional lineage make contact with us.
LOMILOMI LEVEL 1 TESTIMONIAL
"My experience learning the art of Lomi Lomi with Kumu Kawika Foster was phenomenal. I highly appreciated the intimate, focused, small group environment joined with Kawika’s strong, clear and often humorous teaching style — it made it very easy to digest and absorb all of the rich knowledge and wisdom that was being shared. The teachings of the tradition of Lomi Lomi were profound and beyond words, and only something that you can know when you say "yes" to studying this ancient practice. After the 5 days of training, I felt confident and inspired to start my journey as a Lomi Lomi practitioner. Mahalo Kawika for your generosity, love and guidance along the way." - Alyona Kobevka