I’ve heard the strokes of lomilomi
described as long, gliding and deep. I’ve felt lomilomi
practitioners use their hands, forearms, elbows and, even, feet. I’ve been told lomilomi
may involve chanting, music, prayer and herbs, sticks and rocks. There’s no easy definition, no one description, because lomilomi
practitioners from each family or district or island followed their own, unique practice. What I’ve gleaned is lomilomi
is a holistic healing art. In essence, it’s not just about the massage.