Hamoea: Healing the body, heart and mind

E komo mai! Welcome to Hamoea Healing Arts & the home of instructor Carrie Rowell.

For centuries the ancient art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage has been used as a powerful tool for maintaining a healthy way of life. 

Traditionally Hawaiian Massage combines whole body rhythmic movement with chanting, incorporating deep breathing and application of different types of oils. In preparation for the Lomi Lomi massage, the recipient would undergo a deep cleansing process which included taking herbal preparations, sweats in the steam vents of the volcano and bathing in the mineral enriched ponds of Hawaii. 

It is believed that receiving Lomi Lomi, sometimes performed by multiple practitioners working at once, allows the recipient to enter a deep state of relaxation bringing clarity to the mind and awareness to limiting beliefs and emotions that can cause illness and disease in the body. The nurturing touch allows the receiver to connect and harmonize the mind, body and spirit, restoring balance and health.

While massage is generally thought of as a simple method to relax the mind and body, it has other applications. It is especially good for reducing stress, increasing circulation, and can help speed up recovery from illness. Lomi Lomi cleanses the muscle toxins that build up as a result of stressful living. Receiving a massage regularly can help you to maintain a healthy balanced life in the accelerated pace of today's world.

Now you too can experience the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage. Through Workshops, Instructional DVDs and Private Massage Sessions, Carrie Rowell brings the gift of Aloha to you.