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Na Mo'olelo Lomilomi: The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're serious about lomilomi or Hawaiian culture in general, you will find the book is a joy to read and offers comments and insights from Hawaiian elders and historic sources which you couldn't find elsewhere unless you ploughed your way through countless documents like the author did.
Mahalo Makana for this labour of love.
than seeks commercialization. Mahalo, Makana Chai and the Bishop Museum, for publishing this historical gem.
Brenda Mohalapua Ignacio
Bless you Makana Risser Chai ... you are my Angel.
Traditionally in ancient Hawaii lomilomi was practiced in four contexts:
1.As a healing practice of native healers -- kahuna lāʻau lapaʻau (healers) and kahuna hāhā (diagnosticians)
2.As a luxury and an aid to digestion, especially by the ruling chiefs (aliʻi)
3.As restorative massage within the family
4.By ʻōlohe lua (masters of the Hawaiian martial arts)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is yet again a testament to the connection that we as a species share,no matter the race or culture,of the universal concepts in healing... Read morePublished 1 day ago by NowTraveller
Makana has created a beautiful history of an incredible healing tradition and unwound many knots of misunderstanding.
Maika'i ka hana!