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Lomi Lomi massage is based on seven sacred Hawaiian principles: Following them can change your life

Hawaiian Shaman are the great healers in Hawaiian culture. Through their unique understanding and views about the universe they have developed many powerful healing practices for both the mind and body.  At the core of the Shamanic beliefs are seven sacred principles and these principles are at the core of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage.

Below are the seven principles and their meaning.  For a complete explanation of any principle simply click on the appropriate link (Articles on each principle are coming soon). 

IKE (pronounced E’-kay): The world is what you think it is

KALA: There are no limits

MAKIA: Energy flows where attention goes

MANAWA (man-NAV-a): Now is the moment of power

ALOHA: To love is to be happy with

MANA: All power comes from within

PONO: Effectiveness is the measure of truth

For additional information read The Urban Shaman by Serge Kahili King (ISBN 0-671-68307-1).

Click here to download a copy of all principles.


Hawaiian Experience Spa day spa and massage franchises based out of Scottsdale, Arizona incorporate these principles into every aspect of our business from our customer service policies to our Operations Manual for new franchisees.  If would like information on owning your own Hawaiian day spa visit our Hawaiian Experience Spa franchise page.

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  1. Pingback: Accomplish all of your dreams by following Hawaiian shamanic principles | The Massage Advancer: Your source of facts and news about the science of massage therapy

  2. Thank you for the information, but I would like to suggest reconsidering the picture on the home page related to this posting? The picture doesn’t really reflect a therapeutic experience.

    thank you!

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