The Benefits of Hawaiian Massage

I’ve been on a bit of personal journey this year. It all started about a decade ago when I was invited to attend a one day workshop on Hawaiian massage in the UK. I went along with some trepidation.

At the time, I was working as a Marketing Director for a large corporate, and had never done any bodywork at all.  But that one day workshop introduced me to this whole concept of facilitating healing through the power of touch.

10 years later, I was back in the Hawaiian massage training school, but this time in Queensland in Australia at the wonderful High Spirits Retreat led by the phenomenal Mette Sorenson. It was an incredible journey: intense, enlightening, empowering, challenging and transformational! There were highs, there were lows and everything in between. At points, that helpful inner narrative was telling me that I’m not designed for this work, but i didn’t give up. As challenging as the training may have been, I got there and have done more training since then, and am now a certified KaHuna and Heartworks Lomi Lomi Bodyworker.

I thought it would be helpful to share some of the background to this amazing, holistic wellbeing tool as the benefits are significant and I would love you to experience a KaHuna or Lomi Lomi massage experience from a qualified practitioner.

To start, one of the questions we often get asked is what’s the difference is between KaHuna and Heartworks Lomi Lomi?

In short, Heartworks Lomi Lomi uses the hands as an extension of the Heart in long flowing strokes on the Body; it takes you to a deep, quiet place inside yourself. Your breath slows, and your mind is free, relaxed and almost empty. Quite incredible to both give and receive.

KaHuna massage is our temple-style massage using the hands, forearms and elbows to move around the table (using flowing Hula and Tai Chi style movements), a beautiful ritual style of bodywork creating a healing and balancing experience for Body, Mind and Soul. An amazing experience with two hands, an even more amazing experience with four!

What are the Benefits?

From a wellbeing perspective, integrating KaHuna massage into your regular habits has been shown to deliver a number of wellbeing benefits including:

Stress Reduction: KaHuna massage is deeply relaxing and can help reduce stress and anxiety. The long, flowing strokes and rhythmic movements can induce a state of deep relaxation, allowing the body to release tension and stress.

Muscle Relaxation: The massage techniques used in KaHuna massage are designed to release muscle tension and knots. This can improve flexibility, range of motion, and alleviate muscle soreness.

Improved Circulation: The gentle stretching and rhythmic strokes of KaHuna massage can stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, which may improve circulation and help remove toxins from the body.

Energetic Balancing: KaHuna massage is believed to balance the body’s energy flow and promote a sense of harmony and well-being. Practitioners often incorporate elements of spirituality and intention into the massage.

Emotional Release: KaHuna massage can sometimes lead to emotional release as it works not only on the physical body but also on the emotional and spiritual levels. Some people experience a sense of catharsis or emotional healing during or after the massage.

Improved Sleep: Many people find that KaHuna massage helps improve the quality of their sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing insomnia.

Enhanced Body Awareness: KaHuna massage encourages a greater connection between the body and mind. Clients often become more aware of physical sensations and can gain insight into areas of tension or discomfort.

Increased Energy: While KaHuna massage is deeply relaxing, it can also leave clients feeling invigorated and energized due to the improved circulation and release of tension.

Pain Relief: For some individuals, KaHuna massage can provide relief from chronic pain conditions, such as back pain or headaches, by reducing muscle tension and promoting relaxation.

Holistic Well-being: KaHuna massage is often seen as a holistic approach to well-being, addressing not just the physical body but also the emotional and spiritual aspects. It can promote a sense of balance and harmony in one’s life.

Would you like to experience a KaHuna massage?

Well if you’re in Australia, we have a  lot of practitioners available to support you. I’m based in Sydney and you can book a Hawaiian massage treatment with me by emailing me at: Please include: KaHuna Massage Booking in the subject line. I have limited availability, but will do my best to accomodate you.