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Molokai Lomi Treatments

Ho`omana Spa Maui News Release

Molokai residents will have an opportunity for healing through lomi lomi massage June 27 and 28, when a group of licensed therapists will be offering free treatments on island.

Ho’omana Spa Maui in Upcountry Maui is sponsoring 15 therapists led by Jeana Iwalani Naluai, Spa Owner and International Instructor of Lomi Lomi Massage and Hawaiian Spiritual Teachings to Molokai. The Ho`omana team of licensed therapists and lomi lomi apprentices will be offering more than 125 hours of free Hawaiian massage treatments to local residents and Molokai kupuna. This is a dream come true that began more than two years ago when Justin Kekiwi, a student raised in Molokai, was awarded Ho`omana Spa Maui’s Native Hawaiian Scholarship to attend their year-long training to obtain his Hawaii massage license.

One of the rich aspects of the lomi lomi apprenticeship program is community outreach with a vision of returning the practice, as it was in ancient times, of having a healer in every home. Inspired by this teaching, Kekiwi jumped on the opportunity to give back to his Molokai `ohana.

Over the last few months, therapists were able to fundraise for this outreach by running a Lomi-thon. “We got local businesses and community members on Maui to pledge donations to have our staff go into Waiehu and Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes and offer community lomi lomi,” said Naluai. “It was such a blessing to share aloha with our Hawaiian community on Maui and be given a double blessing of receiving the funds we needed to do the same for our Molokai brothers and sisters.”

Ho`omana’s team will be offering free 50 minute massage sessions from 2  to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Keawanui Fishpond.

Ho’omana Spa Maui is a Hawaiian owned and operated Spa and Cultural Healing Education Center located in Upcountry Maui. Ho`omana Spa Maui is committed to perpetuating ancient ways through Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage, Ho`oponopono, and La`au Lapa`au bringing these traditions to the modern spa experience.

If you have family and friends in Molokai who are in need of Hawaiian healing, contact host coordinator Guy Hanohano Naehu at (808)336-0853.

For more information about Ho`omana Spa Maui go to Hoomanaspamaui.com.


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