Bodywork consists not only of massage but also includes
Hawaiian Shamanism and Hula. Also known as Hawaiian Temple
Style massage or Lomi Lomi, it originates in the Polynesian Islands.
In ancient times in Hawaii, it was passed from generation to generation
through Kahuna (master practitioner) or priestly ties. It
was performed in the Heiau (temples) as rites of passage into
new realms of life.
Bodywork is the loving connectedness between the practitioner
and the client. The practitioner opens up his heart to connect
with the soul of the recipient. Its ancient technique is
delivered through rhythmical arm and hand movements. Described
as a nurturing, grounding and energetic experience, it can be
known as the “Loving Hands” massage.
healthy body exists when the body’s life force energy
is free flowing. When that energy is blocked or restricted
for an extended period, illnesses can occur. During a massage,
it is beneficial for the recipient, as well as the practitioner,
to focus their attention on their breath. Each breath provides
new energy (mana) and inspiration into the body and mind.
Therefore exhalation of breath dissolves tension, letting go of
the old. When letting go of anything that limits you, you
are deepening your experience of relaxation and allowing the new
to come through.
massage recharges energy and creates a balance between
the conscious and subconscious. This in-depth bodywork not
only produces a profound healing effect for the recipient —
at the same time it energises the practitioner.
Huna way of life and philosophy teaches that the key to living
a fulfilled life lies in the awakening and integration of the
subconscious mind, conscious mind and super conscious/higher self.
Subconscious / The Lower Self / Unihipili
The lower self centres in the solar plexus. This is where
our thought forms and emotional patterns are retained. We
retain all memories. The lower self carries out all commands
and serves the social self. It is the goal achiever and
the completer. This is the shadow and is the part that gathers
the sacred Mana, the power that is used to create. Unihipili
is the Nature Spirit. Role plays of the subconscious self are
student, servant, child, the programmed.
Conscious Self / The Middle Self / Uhane
The middle self centres in the head. Uhane has thoughts
and feelings, though a short term memory. It has free choice
and is the decision maker. The middle self is the decision
maker and has the power of will. Uhane sets goals.
It is the inititator and the Human Spirit.
Role plays of the conscious self are teacher, master, parent,
Superconscious / The High Self / Aumakua
The High Self is two in one, the great parent, both male and
female. It is everything that unihipili and uhane are, and
much more. It is a self that is above our level of understanding,
so we have to take a lot of information about it on faith until
we begin to experience communication with it
It is the most intelligent self of your three selves.
It can be called our divine potential because “akau” means “possessing
the attributes of god".