Lomilomi, meaning "massage" in the Hawaiian language, is a holistic healing tradition beyond simple massage. Being a sacred, ancient art integrating spirit, energy and bodywork, lomilomi was conducted with prayer and intention. It requires private and quiet settings. It is a form of transformational massage and spiritual growth. People are encouraged to pray, meditate, change their diets and engage in other self-help activities often believed to lie outside the scope of massage in an effort to truly obtain optimal health. It is one of the most profound forms of massage. Formed of long, flowing, intricate strokes, it deeply relaxes the body, nurtures our whole being and forms the perfect union of therapeutic massage and spirit-centered, nurturing touch. Ancient Hawaiian chiefs or Kahuna’s harnessed the energy and power of Lomi Lomi to guide people on their “pathway to the stars.” This same sacred legacy continues to flow through the work, deepening each session, so that each person receives what they most need. For some that may be relief from stress, tension or pain; others find themselves feeling sensual, revitalized and alive; still others find visionary guidance flowing into their soul; or a time of simply letting go and being deeply nurtured by a gentle, loving touch.