what is Kahi Loa
is Kahi Loa?
Kahi Loa is a traditional form of healing or massage that originated in
where for centuries,
it was widely practised by the
islands Master Healers.
Blending the metaphysical with the scientific
Kahi Loa is much more than just a massage technique
incorporating the belief that using
the Mind and Nature harmonises and
heals makes it a totally unique approach to well being.
words mean something like
Oneness through (the moving or flowing of)
and refers to a state of Unity with Life in its
but the word Kahi also refers to light pressure in massage and to
Kahi Loa concentrates on the skin, the bodys largest and
and is carried out with the recipient wearing light, natural
As the skin is an organ of elimination, the clothing allows for
of any toxins that may exude from it during the session.
remainder is released back into the blood stream for later excretion,
process that is best supported through drinking plenty of fluids.
often holds much tension, which is relieved through light pressured finger
or hand movements and on or above the body touching and stroking.
Triggering the production and release of endorphins,
own analgesic and feel-good chemicals,
a state of inner calm
and deep relaxation is achieved quickly.
The recipients own
healing abilities are stimulated through free flowing energy
and often a
gurgling can be heard in the stomach when some kind of release has taken place.
The head to toe massage is divided into seven segments,
which are first
carried out on the back and then on the front of the body,
with arms and
hands always being worked on last.
Each of these segments corresponds
with one of the elements related to Hawaiian healing
and mental focus
is on the recipients desired state of physical or emotional health,
which is affirmed prior to treatment.
During the practical
applications, a journey through Nature is silently visualised
client and complemented by further non-verbal affirmative statements,
the symbolic meaning of the elements.
The treatment is completed with a
asking for all energy to flow freely into the blessing and
of the clients required changes and followed by an
appropriate period of rest.
by Cornelia Biegler LCH MCMA
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