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09 October 2007

The kahuna massage

Does the idea of having your entire body massaged in long, powerful strokes appeal to you? Then get André's take on the Kahuna massage. Then grab some cash and clear your diary.

The kahuna massage is based on the ancient Lomilomi system. Lomilomi means “massage” and was first practised by the ancient island dwellers from the Polynesian triangle and more specifically by healers from Hawaii.

  • as a healing practice employed by native healers and diagnosticians;
  • as a luxury and an aid to digestion, especially by the ruling chiefs;
  • as a restorative massage within the family; and
  • by masters of the Hawaiian martial arts.

What it felt like
The massage was unlike any I’ve had before. My entire body was massaged in long, powerful strokes – from my neck, over my back, and down the entire length of my body to my feet.

The verdict
I recommend this massage to anyone who suffers from stress. But if you suffer from serious medical conditions and/or injuries, you should consult your doctor first.

For more information or to book a session, contact:
Aldi Groenewald
(Lomi lomi Level 4, Reiki II, Registered Yoga Teacher)
YogaWithin (www.yogawithin.co.za)
e-mail: aldi@yogawithin.co.za
Cell: 083 232 8238

Sources:
http://www.lomilomi.co.za/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomilomi_massage
http://www.naturalhealers.com/qa/lomilomi.shtml

 
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