In the past, the only way to learn Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
massage was to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii. There you would study
with the renowned Queen of Lomi Lomi, Aunty Margaret Machado. While this is
the preferred way to learn this ancient art, it has become cost prohibitive
for many massage therapists.
I am dedicated to teaching Lomi Lomi exactly as it was taught to me, in the
true Hawaiian tradition as established by Aunty Margaret. Her methodology is
based on love, healing and the truth.
This class contains no marketing hype. It is as true to Lomi Lomi as I can
make it. Thank you Aunty Margaret!
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is a native healing art that has been practiced by
Hawaiians for hundreds of years. Traditionally, the work was very secretive
and taught only to the chosen healer (Kahuna) in the family. Aunty Margaret
Machado was chosen as such a healer and she decided to break Hawaiian
tradition by teaching her style of Lomi Lomi to anyone who expressed a
sincere interest in healing others. Her style is called Pololei, and Aunty
gained an international reputation teaching her work until 1999 and is now
considered the “Queen of Lomi Lomi”. During her reign (Aunty retired in
1999), Aunty granted permission to teach to certain apprentices who promised
to teach her style of Lomi Lomi exactly how it was taught to them.
Alice continues this tradition with the Lomi Lomi 1 & 2 (Beginners)
workshop. Students will learn a full body routine with an introduction to
the use of elbows and forearms. Class size is kept small because of the
participatory nature of the work. Students must feel Lomi Lomi and be
closely supervised to understand how to perform the technique. The
individual attention and pace of the course ensures that you learn
everything in the beginner’s class in one weekend. Alice works on students
throughout the workshop.
The Pololei style of Lomi Lomi is deceptively simple. It enables you to
massage the body without ever using your thumbs. Pressure radiates from 8
different forearm and elbow positions. The tip of the elbow is hardly ever
used. Your forearm is used as a fulcrum and your body placement determines
your leverage. Slight angle changes create the exact pressure you need. Your
hands are completely relaxed and your worries about carpal tunnel and thumb
injury are erased.
The ability to feel tissue with the forearms/elbows has saved countless
therapists’ careers and has kept Pololei Lomi Lomi alive and well.
Join Alice in her fun, fast paced, Hawaiian style workshop that will bring
new success to your massage career. Class tuition includes a full color,
digitally photographed, workbook and laminated quick reference sheet.
Lomi Lomi 3 (Advanced)
This class is designed to take your Lomi Lomi education to the next level.
Students build on the basic routine and are taught advanced forearm/elbow
placements for the entire body. This includes detailed side work for the
neck, hips and chest. The student must possess a mastery of basic Lomi Lomi
routine in order to progress to this next level. Detailed forearm angles and
body mechanics are stressed and practiced throughout the workshop. The
result is a smooth, flowing routine that provides the therapist with tools
to last throughout their career.
Class tuition includes a full color, digitally photographed, workbook and
laminated quick reference sheet.