Is based on the principle of healing others through massage. Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit. Encompassing many different modalities to heal the body.
Swedish, Deep Tissue
Hot Stone, Sport Massage
Lomi Lomi, Energy Work
Shiatsu, Thai Massage
And many others.
Each massage is customized and catered on an individual basis, from a 91 year old woman, to a fit 20 year old athlete. Kamaʻaina Healing is about healing people in any stage of their life.
What is Kamaʻaina Healing?
Kamaʻaina means, one from the land, or native born. So in essence Kamaʻaina Healing is healing from the land of Hawaiʻi. The ʻManaʻ that passes from the ʻAinaʻ (land, mother earth) through our Naʻau, or soul.
Many common issues can be resolved through a healing massage. Issues such as: Headaches, Back pain, Hip Pain, Numbness, Loss of circulation, Tingling Arms, Spasms, Twinges, Limited ROM (range of motion) and many others, are connected through the muscular tissue of the body. When muscles are tight and tense, It can cause these common issues to surface throughout your daily life.
Kamaʻaina healing is healing others through a network of massage modalities. Pain relief is the main objective in the healing sessions; most requiring deep tissue work. Traditional Hawaiʻian Lomi Lomi massage is avaliable as well. A modality that has been passed down through the generations.
What is Lomilomi Massage?
In Hawaiian Language, the word traditionally means “to knead, to rub, or sooth; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat,” it also means to transform. The early Polynesian settlers brought their own form of massage to Hawaii thousands of years ago, and it evolved to become something uniquely Hawaiian. It was practiced by everyone from child to chief. As an indigenous practice it evolved throughout the Hawaiian Island chain, there are many different schools of Lomilomi, most are taught by the elders within the family. Each family having a different approach and technique to heal.
Unlike traditional Lomilomi massage usually done by the Kupuna (elder) recognized by the Hawaiian community who requires students to study with them for years, some massage schools around the world purport and distort true Hawaiian Lomilomi. Training their students in a few short hours, to a few days learning simple techniques to call it Lomilomi. This ʻtourist Lomilomiʻ differs from authentic Hawaiian Lomilomi. Lomilomi isnʻt about giving a good massage, it is a gateway to opening oneʻs self to a higher understanding and reasoning. Lomilomi is about the ʻHaʻ (breath), the life of a person; their essence not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually.
Lomilomi is about healing the person in their entirety, guidance on their path here on earth. The exchange of ʻHaʻ (breath of life) from Healer to client, the ʻManaʻ (energy, life force) from ʻAkua (God) passes through from Healer to client. Allowing the energy to flow throughout the body that can truly heal the person on a profound deeper level.
The Lomilomi Massage can be physically benefitial to everyone, emotionally and spiritually; can heal trauma burried deep inside our subconscious if you want and choose to have that healing.
Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
June 13th, 2016
I am 70 years of age and have lived and played hard all my life, I work with my hands putting in many long hours at the work table often 7 days a week. My body has suffered many traumas including a devastating car wreck that took most of my right lung, but within a year I was getting back to marathon running again and continuing to push my limits. I still work out each day so am used to feeling a bit sore but thought I was pretty much pain free.
My dear friend Olive called me to say her friend Kealoha was in town from Hawaii and would be accepting bookings for healing massage. I had no idea what I was in for.
Kealoha arrived at my little cottage on the water here in Powell River, B.C. early this morning. She is a stunning and athletic beauty with a luminous spirit that radiates health and joy. We chatted for a bit and she made me feel as though we were old friends right away.
She started the healing massage I now I knew I was in for an exquisite and excruciating session. I didn't have any idea how much pain I was carrying in my body. Kealoha literally penetrated to the core of my being. Just when I thought I couldn't take any more the massage would go deeper. To call the healing a massage is some kind of gross understatement. She pours her whole being into her work. I knew that this was a golden opportunity for me to receive this treatment and make the most of this visit before Kealoha returns to Hawaii. So I managed to breathe my way through the pain and not 'Tap out'.
I am feeling so light and easy and fluid in my body and mind and spirit now just an hour after the treatment, but I know the real benefits are going to continue to reveal themselves as my body mind and spirit assimilates the healing.
This has been a life changing event. I know this absolutely.
Thank you forever Kealoha
Joseph Douglas Harrington
September 1st, 2015
I met Kealoha at a time that my life was quite full of inner and outer turmoil and emotional pain. I felt the need for something more than psychotherapy that I was receiving. After 8 months of weekly therapy sessions, my mental health counselor suddenly exploded and quit in frustration. She did not seem to be able to understand or deal with the pains I was living with on a daily basis.
I knew I needed something else, that my physical body was hurting as well, needing massage and relaxation of muscle tension.. Kealoha told me she practiced lomi lomi, and I asked what that means.. she simply explained ‘I am a healer’. I sensed she would know what I needed, and her compassion and care spilled into spirit and true dedication to her healing art.
What I thought would be a ‘feel good’ massage surprised me to be some excruciatingly painful work on my body. I was encouraged to relax, breathe, and allow the work to go deeper.. and more painful. I still knew nothing about the laupa ‘au, the tradition of lomi lomi from the Hawaiian culture.. I was experiencing the release of pains very deep.
I teased her, ‘You look like such a nice girl but you hurt me so bad!”
The next day I felt amazingly free inside. My body was quite different feeling. I was queasy at first, very tired from the release. I had to asses what the changes were, and my body moved more freely than I had experienced in years, or ever. I realized that pains I related to emotions were also gone. My sleep patterns changed. This was after the first sessions with Kealoha and with me knowing nothing of the prayer and deep spirit healing that the lomi lomi tradition is about.
After each session with her my body stands straighter, moves so much more freely. I discovered joints that I did not know were supposed to move. I breathe more deeply as my upper body has released tension and pains that were stored in tissue for many years. Though not what one may think of as ‘pleasant’, I crave the work she does on me now. It is a discovery of the person I am in profound ways.
In just a few sessions I feel transformed. The huge impact of Kealoha’s work healing me went beyond my physical body, it changed so much in my outlook, in my being and in my consciousness. I highly and deeply appreciate her work and recommend her to heal what ails you. I am forever grateful..
Steven Philip Poulin
July 21, 2015
Kealoha is a true Healer. What
she has learned from her families healing method of the
Polynesians is very very unique on this wonderful planet earth.The
healing technique that she possesses from her ancient Polynesian
roots it's quite fascinating to me. My hope is to work with her on
a continual basis and see where I get, and see where she can
progress to help me re-establish balance in what I have left in
this human body I reside in.
Over time since November 1974, I've had a dozen surgeries to fix my bones, I have over 100 pieces of metal implanted in my body as a result. All that I have had done, has been necessary to get to where I am now, which is a very different body that I was in before I damaged my back and became paralyzed in 1974.
I have begun to feel it work its magic as I sit here this morning, hours after meeting her and receiving a treatment. My body has overwhelmingly continuing to stop spasming and my legs are relaxed for the first time in over 20 years. I am literally overwhelmed by the effects the healing has had on me, in less than 24 hour from when she worked on me. I am blessed to have met such a person that has done such a change in my life in just one session with Kealoha.
I have now been up for a while and my body is so much more relaxed, my legs are almost calm which is very unusual for my condition and paralysis.
One of the reasons my body is so spastic is because I've continued to be active after breaking my back. What I mean by that is, I continued to do aggressive sports and activities that has continually putting me in the hospital for four additional surgery since 2002. These four surgeries were to fuse my lower back from T8 into my pelvic bone. My back is now fused entirely from the base of my neck and my shoulders into my pelvic bone.
I myself do not have pain to speak of from the T5 up because I've been stretching and exercising and maintaining what movement I still had in my body.
As I continue to sit here it's becoming obvious to me things are improving. Not only have my legs relaxed; so is my stomach and back from T5 down. This is almost beyond words to how she has changed my life, that's why this is becoming so lengthy. My shoulders and neck and ribs are more relaxed because the tension is off of them also. I did not realize how much tension and how much effort it takes to control spasms and lack of control to my lower body. My alignment is better, I am sit straighter now. My legs line up better in my chair, my feet and ankles are relaxed.
What I found so interesting when she worked on my legs and hips to calm them down, I could actually feel what she was doing. I have not had any feelings such as that since I broke my back over 40 years!
I've been looking for someone to help get my legs to relax so they would stop spasming, since my massage they havenʻt. I was going to go to India to look into the AraVedic medicine but I think I will stay here and work with her instead.
This lady is one of the true people that I found that can help me get to where I need to get to at this point in my life. I was injured at age 18, I am now 59 years old, what a relief to finally have found her. My breathing is deeper, my abdomen, chest, arms, entire body, are relaxing deeper as I anxiously await my next session.
What a joy and a fortunate thing to have found her. I am truly thankful and greatful for her work.
My intellect which controls my mind my body and my soul are at peace. itʻs very hard for me to say this, I'm living it that's why I don't even have to believe it, her healing is true, its profound and life changing.
They say seeing is believing, and this is not seeing to believe, I'm living it, the healing is real. If this healing continues all I can say is I'm blessed as I've always been blessed since birth!
Sincerely with all my heart,
Steven Philip Poulin
Col, Chuck Sanders
Mountain View, Hawaii
July 10th, 2014
When I first met Kealoha; I truly did not believe in massage therapy. I had seen so many of the would-be massage therapists at the markets and actually tried one of them once, and the other told me I was too big for him to be able to help me. I had come to believe that all you needed to do to be a massage therapist; was act like a hippie, and look intoxicated all the time.
While serving 3 tours in Vietnam as a US Marine, I was wounded twice and had shrapnel lodged in the head of my femur and subsequently lost both hips and had them replaced. My lower back is inundated with multiple pieces of shrapnel and causes intense pain virtually all the time. These are tiny pieces of metal that are residuals of munitions fired at us from the enemy forces. And having served twenty years in the United States Marines, I know my level of pain. Well, I was at a point where I could barely walk, walking just caused severe and intense pain.
Kealoha assured me she could help me; and actually for the first time, she was able to explain exactly where and why my pain was becoming debilitating. I finally broke down and gave her a chance and to my surprise she was able to relieve the bulk of my pain and had me up and running. When she started working on me I was barely able to go .8 tenths of a mile or ten minutes on the elliptical machine, now I go twice a day for thirty minutes and have no pain while doing it. I have lost twenty four pounds of fat because of her expertise in resolving some of my issues, and feel ten years younger.
When I met Kealoha my first impression was she was a very young attractive woman who could not have had very much experience, so I was initially reluctant to put much faith in her. As she allowed and I allowed myself to get to know her, I began to realize her abilities and knowledge far exceeded her biological age, she is an old soul in a young body. She appears to operate on what I would construe as a Spiritual level, somehow seeing inside the body and focusing on the root cause of the problem. I have learned and accepted that the more information you share with her; about yourself, your past life, your injuries, the more she is able to focus on these root causes.
One final example of her expertise came on a Sunday when I awoke with excruciating pain and was unable to open my hand or grab anything. I awaited her arrival at the Makuʻu market and she instantly stopped every thing she was doing; being observant as she is, and within five minutes she stopped the pain and I was able to function at almost 100% normal again. I was in such intense pain I thought I would have to be taken to the emergency room since the pain started in my hand and wrist and emanated up to my forearm as far as my elbow. It was at this point she earned my total respect and I was humbled to be in the presence of such mastery of healing powers. Through my personal experience with her I would trust her with my life!
It is an honor that I humbly submit this statement and highly recommend her above all the other massage therapists I have ever met!
Bishop Dr, Chuck Sanders Col, Dccom, Dth
Nicholas J. Law
San Francisco, California
December 29th, 2012
Hawaii State Mat #: 11133 NAMT Policy #: SO157886-00