An ancient art of healing

2013-10-29 00:00

CLOSE your eyes and imagine Hawaii — picture the beach, the waving palm trees and a gentle breeze — then you will know why the inspiration for the lomilomi massage technique came from this Polynesian island.

The lomilomi massage (also known by some as kahuna) is one of their ancient traditional healing methods, which has in recent times been taught to Westerners, as the native people of Hawaii have felt that their culture has come under threat from Western influence.

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