Monday, May 5, 2008

Ancient Hawaiian Secret

Somewhere along the way, traditional became a bad word – conjuring visions of conservative clothes and drab foods served at mandatory family gatherings.

But connecting to our roots can often uncover rituals that make you feel good as new again (especially when massage is involved).

At Moku Ola Hawaiian Healing Center, owners and experienced practitioners Aoi and Pi‘ilani Wright employ ancient Hawaiian lomilomi and la‘au lapa‘au techniques to guide each client to a balanced body, mind, and spirit. Targeted therapies, such as a simple shower, exfoliation and lomi combo, or the more complex La‘au Kipola – an herbal massage using ‘alaea, native plants, and detoxifying and revitalizing leaves that’s completed with lomi – are just part of releasing old stresses stored in your body. And part of every Moku Ola treatment is helping you become conscious of why you feel stressed or out of alignment in the first place.

It’s easy to let it go as you lay back, absorb the views of Koko Marina and the Ko‘olaus, breathe in scents of Hawaiian-made products such as Indigenous Soap and Pure Hapa, and give in to the tension-melting cure.

With new remedies about to go on offer, this will be one tradition you’ll want to repeat.

Moku Ola Hawaiian Healing Center , in the Koko Marina Shopping Center (above Bubbies Ice Cream), 7192 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy., Ste. D201 . 808.394.MOKU,

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2008 in Permalink

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