When clients ask this question, my mind, heart and soul present a vast ocean of understanding that is inexpressible in words. In my attempt to satisfy their curiosity and convey the feeling of the Lomi Lomi experience, a million words zoom through my head:
Reiki, energy work, shamanic bodywork, waterfalls, waves, weightlessness, rebirth, still-point . .
Yes, that’s it. The foundation of Lomi Lomi is unshakably in Aloha.
But, what is Aloha?
Again a million definitions rise up and fall away, all describing a part of what Aloha truly is, but none suffice to convey the essence. So, I dig my heels into the core of the Earth’s love and bow my head in respect to the totality of Hawai’ian culture – ancestors and living righteous people and ‘aina* alike. Then, I reach my hands into the collected moisture of clouds to touch the heart of the matter, and pull out words of grace to give to you.