Hawaiian Lomilomi: Big Island Massage 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0967725321
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Outstanding--Kahalewai's entire approach to Hawaiian lomilomi and the culture itself...is one of reverence and respect...very fluid and enjoyable. -- Bill Taylor, Hawaii Island Journal, October 2004

[Her] extensive research and personal experience for three decades in Hawaii make this book a significant contribution to the field. -- Massage Magazine, May/June 2005

From the Publisher

This 2nd Edition contains new photos and a thorough presentation of many popular techniques, including the use of hot stones, plant medicines, and salt water. There are interviews with local practitioners and masters, including Margaret Machado, Kalua Kaiahua, Mary Fragas, Leina'ala Brown-Dombriques, Dane Kaohelani Silva, Kai Kaholokai, Robert Keliihoomalu, Daddy David Brae, Mahealani Kuamo'o-Henry, Maka'ala Yates, serge King, and others.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: IM Publishing; 2nd edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967725321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967725321
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Makana Risser Chai on August 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
Nancy's book is the only "how-to" book on lomilomi. It contains pictures and a step-by-step protocol to follow for a complete treatment. The book is also valuable in providing pictures and biographies of many of the kupuna (elders) active in the latter part of the 20th century. There is a lot of information about lomilomi in the larger context of Hawaiian healing. As the editor of Na Mo'olelo Lomilomi: The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing, I quoted from Nancy's book extensively and found it an invaluable guide to lomilomi as practiced today.
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Sensitively authentic...things I'd learned as a youth (and others I want to try now).
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. M. J. Nielsen on August 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
Sorry for late response. Delivery and state of product was perfect - thank you!

Kind regards,
Melissa
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MK on January 13, 2007
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The main part is well written and helpful to understand the Hawaiian culture. But what the author should have done is just to leave it solely on what she knows. Writing about other teachers or Kahuna and judging them in her very narrow perspective is definetly not what aloha spirit is about. It significes that she apparently do not understand true meaning of aloha or the universal law and therefore what she rights on this book about other people is critical. Hawaiian tradition has been not to write but only passed on through the voice. Now I really know how dangerous books could be to mislead people with wrong ideas.

I am a student of Abraham Kahu who taught so called temple style lomi which she put into New Age. If this kahuna work is New Agew work most of Kahuna work should be on New Age becasue Kahunas are always most advanced . It is more likey that she had not even met him and just wrote through rumors she had heard from people and did not have any respect to go to meet him to see and hear for herself. Kahu is the most highly trained Kahuna and his awareness and understanding of universal laws and knowledge is no doubt a true Hawaiian Kahuna. At his level "Hawaiian" doesnt really mean so much since we are all one. So not that he cares but hate to see people beleive this book.

All I can say is that she does not understand what a really great Kahuna can do.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott Riggins on September 21, 2005
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The book was as described, and securely packaged. Quick delivery as well.
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