Since the Hawaiian culture was founded on the principle of Aloha – which is Unconditional Love and Compassion – it was only natural that the healing techniques of the Kahunas should follow suit.
To Native Hawaiians, believe all of nature is imbued with the same living energy, or spirit, that is inherent in humans. They make no distinctions between alive or dead, animate or inanimate, conscious or unconscious. Consciousness, they believe, is everywhere, in everything; the rock on the shore, the wave on the ocean, the bird diving into the wave to catch the fish that ‘hears’. I deeply resonate with their ways and there is a lot of other ancient cultures that follow the same believe …
In the Ancient Hawaiian Tradition, the Kahuna Lomi communicated with the Spirit of the Body. Each body part had its own consciousness, which in turn contributed to the collective that made up the larger consciousness of a person.
The Hawaiians look at things in terms of energy flow, following the idea that an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. Kahuna (as some call it Lomi Lomi) helps release the blockages, whilst at the same time giving the energy new direction. Thus Kahuna is not just a physical experience; it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. The Hawaiians view all aspects of the body as one and believe that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual are all part of the ‘whole’ self – when healing occurs on one level, it impacts on all levels.
Rather than viewing the client as someone that needs to ‘be fixed’; a Kahuna practitioner views each person as a Being to be assisted in returning to harmony and balance. It is important to remember that the practitioner does not heal but is the facilitator for the healing, creating a safe place for the healing to occur.’ It is the client that does the healing by allowing themselves to open up, receive and let go, using the loving space which has been set up for transformation to take place.
It is correct to say that Kahuna /Lomi -Lomi encompass a massage, but it is not limited to it.
“Native Hawaiians say the true definition of Kahuna / Lomi Lomi is reconnecting with your Spirit.”