What is Lomi Lomi?

What is Lomi Lomi?

Lomi Lomi is so much more than a massage!
It’s A way of life
It’s about connection
It’s about living a life of aloha, a life with love, forgiveness and kindness and so much more.
In Hawaiian philosophy, everything is aligned and has equal importance: body, mind, spirit, and emotional body.
So with this in mind I would also say Lomi Lomi is a way of bringing our mind, our bodies back into balance back into homeostasis, as we were the day we were born.
Healing is all about finding our balance and allowing a safe place for our healing to take place.

To fully understand Lomi Lomi, it’s worth experiencing a lomi lomi session for yourself. Its like no other massage you will have experienced.
Feel the flowing moves, moves like the ocean waves as they roll in and out and over the body. Washing over your body to create a sense of ease and bliss.

Lomi Lomi Temple style or Kahuna as its sometime known here in Australia is a spiritual practice where you find harmony, not just physically but emotionally too.  With this in mind sometimes Lomi Lomi can help you rid any blockages of emotions stuck in the body, so this can help you release and then start to heal.

Once we give the mind and body space we give ourselves permission to heal.

The first time you expercine Lomi Lomi, you may feel a little vulnerable and this it totally normal. We usually undress fully or to your own comfort level, so the therapist can flow up and down the body without interruption.

This also helps you to lose control and give in and simply be! This is when we start our healing process, when we give in and simply be, our bodies and mind goes  in to rest or digest mode. This is when the parasympathetic nervous system is kicked in and allowing our mind and body to rest.

This day and age we spend so much of our time in fight or flight mode, that we literally forget how to relax and switch off.

If we take a  look back to manay many years ago, people would rest in an afternoon before getting back to work in the late afternoon.  This would allow the mind and body to heal and gain more energy from resting.

Maybe we should take a leaf out of our ancestors books and learn to switch off for a time each day.  What i mean by switching off,  is by not doing anything of importance. Switch off the phone, social media and put down your book. Maybe go for a walk in nature and sit under a tree. or just sit in the outdoors in silence.

Or book in with a local Lomi Lomi – kahuna therapist and receive this amazing. life changing massage.

Aloha and Mahalo for reading

Jen Barnett

Nalu massage Training




Hawaiian Chants and Prayers

When we are massaging and healing in Lomi Lomi we use Oli – Hawaiian chants or prayers.

We may be calling upon our spirit guides, angels and ancestors to share wisdom with us and to guide us on our healing journey.

Hawaiian prayers are powerful and I like to use them at the start of a Lomi Lomi (kahuna) massage and also sometimes during a massage and at the end of the Lomi Lomi.

There is no real right on wrong on this, it is entirely up to to the individual. In some cases I have given a full 90 minutes massage and done a silent prayer and no chanting and other times i felt the urge to chant out loud during the massage. I believe we are guided on this when we need it and its best to go with your flow.

It helps you connect, to relax and to guide you.

In ancient Hawaiian times prayers / Pule were used for many ceremonies and even today we use them to open the mind and allow spirit to help and guide us.

These are some of our  Hawaiian chants  or prayer we use in Nalu Massage Training.

E Ho Mai (1)

Aloha chant
Aloha chant

Ho oponopono prayer

Hawaiian Chants Mele: Music 

      Early Hawaiian music was in the form of chants. A chant is a type of song in which several words or syllables are sung in one tone. There were two basic chant forms, oli and mele hula. Oli were performed by a single person unaccompanied by any instruments. Oli were not composed for dancing. They were sacred prayers and genealogies of the spirits and aliʻi.

The other form was mele hula, or hula chant. Mele hula were poems and songs composed for dancing. They had definite rhythms to lead the dancer and were often accompanied by instruments.

Chants were composed for many reasons. Some were chants of birth, death, genealogy, love, naming, praise, prophecy or war. A chant composed for a particular person became the property of that person.

In our western ways of today many of the beliefs have some how got lost a long the way but i

Here is a  link to E H0 Mai, one of my favorites and thanks to Aunty Edith Kanaka’ole for having written this chant and also for Kumu John Keolamaka’ainana Lake for chanting it initially. 

Joining with The Amazing Krishna Village for Lomi Lomi Training in 2020

Lomi Lomi Training at the  Krishna Village Retreat

Lomi Lomi Massage Training

For 2020 we are so excited to be joining forces with the amazing Krishna Village  in Eungella, northern New South Wales.

Krishna Village and Learn Lomi Lomi Massage in retreat-style, heal and nurture yourself into a new career path or new life.

We will be taking you a level deeper with the added bonus of daily Yoga and meditations along with three organic meals a day.

The krishna Farm  has been producing organic veggies since the 1980s and is well established to grow a variety of high-quality produce, free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They grow as much of our own food as they  can and otherwise buy locally wherever possible.

On our retreat we have three delicious vegetarian meals every day at the temple kitchen, with food served at the prasadam hall at the top of the hill on weekends.

Additionally, the village kitchen prepares a bountiful vegan lunch on all days except Saturday, when the volunteers take their day of rest, focusing on produce from the organic gardens and catering to gluten-free diets. This lunch is served in the village dining area.

All Krishna Village food whether served at the village or the temple, is prasadam – sacred food prepared in a consciousness of loving service.

Like in other cultures, they “offer our” food before we eat to say Grace and thank the Divine for the sun, the rain, and all the visible and invisible blessings necessary to co-create a delicious meal. Feel free to sing along with us, or just listen and enjoy… Lomi Lomi Massage training


Lomi Lomi is an Ancient Hawaiian Art of Massage that has been practiced over hundreds of years by master practitioners (kahuna) and elders (Kupuna). These Hawaiians were bearers of the light of knowledge that surrounded this spiritual work, and they passed down the sacred gift from generation to generation. Lomi Lomi awakens a very deep level of spirit, which penetrates an ancient realm of wisdom and inspires healing from a core level.

Lomi Lomi is a flowing dance like movement where we create a space for our clients to experience their healing. To totally understand Lomi Lomi, it’s good to understand the meaning of ‘Huna’. Huna means everything seeks harmony and everything seeks love. Perhaps this can best be understood by one of the alternate names for Lomi Lomi – the “Loving Hands” massage. Lomi Lomi works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, totally nurturing the body and enabling the recipient to relax, give in and simply be.

Lomi Lomi is like no other massage you have experienced with its long flowing moves, just like the rolling ocean waves. It takes you on a journey, discovering how to link the mind, body and soul in a deeply connecting way.