Kahi Loa Shamanic Therapy

What Kahi Loa is?

Kahi Loa is one of the traditional hawaiian methods of body work, in old times being practiced only by Hawaiian healers and shamans, called Kahunas. Just like Lomi Lomi Nui it is not a massage technique only, but the practical reflection of Hawaiian Aloha Spirit. As a result, despite its simplicity, allows you to effectively restore peace and harmony.

This massage is often called the massage of the elements, as during the treatment we recall and cooperate with seven elements/the healing forces of nature: fire, water, wind, stones, plants, animals and humans. The therapist being in the state of meditation unites all those elements. Then he reflects this in his movements and the way of performing the shamanic ritual. The imagination of the receiver is being engaged, too. According to the principle that energy follows attention, it increases the power of the impact of treatment. Accordingly, the massage is divided into seven parts and is carried on the back and on the front of the body.

Kahi in Hawaiian means a light touch, fire and unity. Kahi Loa is therefore a massage of gentle, smooth motion, which leads to a state of the Great Unity.

This massage focuses on the skin and energetic bodies, and can be performed fully clothed. Our skin accumulates quite a large amount of tension. And this massage by the gentle touch and some stroking movements over the body, gives the opportunity to release all of them. All the procedure allows you to quickly obtain a state of deep relaxation and peace.  More energy begins to flow freely through the body, triggering its inner healing powers.

The best known is Serge Kahili King?s method, which he learned in his Hawaiian family Kahili, on the Kauai Island. He enriched it with his own experiences, too. This technique combines work with the physical body, breath, and visualization. It is very simple and extremely effective method of work with the elements of nature, to support the health, well-being and support healing process. Through contact with those elements, we harmonize the energy, recharge and purify ourselves.

Massage also affects the skin which gets relaxed and simultaneously gives a signal to the rest of the body to do the same. As a result, the whole body is relaxed and happy.

Contraindications of Kahi Loa

  • disease with high body temperature above 38C
  • infectious diseases
  • cancer

How Kahi Loa massage therapy looks like?

Massage is performed in a properly ventilated and heated room with the assistance of quiet and relaxing Hawaiian music.

During the procedure, the patient can lie down or be seated. Depending on the health condition and choice of the receiver himself. Massage is performed through clothing, it is therefore advisable to wear loose and comfortable clothing.

Therapist notifies each subsequent element which is being called for cooperation. Then asks the receiver to select a specific representative of the giving element, so he could performs according to it, shaping the course of the next stage. The therapist unites with the summoned elements and reflects them in his movements and imagination. The imagination of the receiver is being engaged, too. According to the principle that energy follows attention, it increases the power of the impact of treatment. Accordingly, the massage is divided into seven parts and is carried on the back and on the front of the body.

As it is an intuitive massage, so the therapist should carried it out with the Higher-Self guidance, without trying to impose any rules himself.

During Kahi Loa, the receiver, just as the therapist focuses on the following elementals and imagines their energies and their healing effects within. Thoughts of the receiver should follow the movements of the therapist. Very helpful in reaching the state of relaxation of the body is slow and deep breathing.

If you have any questions or doubts always ask the therapist.

Because massage therapy accelerates the various mechanisms, including removing the toxins from the body, it is highly recommended to drink a lot of water for at least 24 hours after each treatment, just to ease and support these all processes.