Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee News Release
Lomilomi is the manipulation and reconstruction of one’s physical being. Together, the patient and practitioner work together guided by the spirit seeking to restore mental and emotional balance. For true healing to exist the focus is not the patient but rather the entire family unit. We do not treat sickness, we treat the patient, and the patient can only be fully restored when they are in a state of pono, or balance, which thrives within their surroundings.
Ka Pa o Lonopuha is a group of practitioners dedicated to restoring the health and well-being back into our homes once again. We help strengthen the family unit by sharing the healing traditions of our ancestors. Guided by these traditions we ensure a brighter future for our keiki.
Please join us on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. in Kaunakakai Town at The Molokai Canoe Festivals – Kulaia Ho`olaule`a. We will be providing free lomilomi massages so come early and sign up at our tent that evening between Rawlins and the Library.
In addition, we will be providing a free `Ohana Lomilomi Workshop, which will teach family members specific moves/techniques to malama each other at home. This is open to the community on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Home Pumehana Hall. Registration for this workshop is required by going to the event website: kulaia.wix.com/kulaiamolokai to register or by calling (808)658-0104. Deadline to register for the workshop is Sept. 23.