Bodywork with Kumu Malia Helela
This traditional Hawaiian massage uses rhythmic movements to promote deep healing with the muscles. There are many styles of lomilomi but most affirm that prayer and loving touch are essential components.
Lomi A’e is a stepping style of Lomi that is done on the floor fully clothed and without the use of oil.
This Swedish style massage uses classic effleurage and petrissage techniques to improve circulation and relax muscles. Long, short and percussive strokes are also applied with the goal of free movement for the joints.
This gently nurturing bodywork puts the mother’s comfort first. Your experienced therapist is also a mother and understands what you are going through.
Deep Tissue Massage
Therapists work into deeper layers of muscle & fascia to break down scar tissue. This method helps ease tight muscles & relieve chronic pain.
Salt Scrub, Hot Stone Massage or Exfoliation, Wrap & Light Massage
Enjoy side by side massages with your loved-one, delivered by a pair of our highly skilled therapists in our beautifully appointed studio. Double the bliss!
Swedish or Lomilomi
Mālia Helelā – Kumu Hula & Lomilomi Trainer
As a kumu hula and lomilomi massage practitioner and trainer, Mālia looks to the ‘āina, the land, for grounding and inspiration.
Mālia’s mother gave baby Mālia massage from birth. At age 16, Malia met Karen Lei Arakawa who trained under Aunty Margaret Machado. After graduation from high school and massage school, Malia apprenticed in lomilomi under Karen Lei at Hau`oli Bodyworks for 5 years. She also received training in lomi `iwi under Dr. Maka`ala Yates. In 2001 she received her estheticianʻs license and spent 10 years working at Serenity Spa in Waikiki. She teaches that the foundations of hula and lomilomi massage are the same: moving harmoniously with the beautiful Hawaiian environment.
You can experience Mālia’s exuberant love for her homeland and culture whenever you take a Hawaiian hula class, a training or a lomilomi massage from her!
“Pamper yourself with a lomi lomi massage from Kumu Hula Malia. Her touch and calming energy is priceless! Perfect after a long flight.” – By Joy Lee.
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