Kahuna Massage Sydney


A Kahuna Massage is a traditional massage which originates from the Pacific Islands of Hawaii. The native Hawaiian people worked from their hearts and their intuition, and this is what makes this type of massage unique and special. It is sometimes confusingly referred to as Hawaiian Massage or Lomi Lomi Massage (although there significant difference between Lomi Lomi massage and a Temple Kahuna massage).
However there may be other conditions that require the therapist to have an awareness of possible adverse side-effects from massage and are contraindicated for some massage techniques and strokes yet modified massage applications may be quite beneficial.

Kahuna massage

A Kahuna massage is a very different experience that I would recommend for those who are interested in trying different types of massage.

I have had Kahuna massages at the Sydney Kahuna Centre - I would certainly recommend the experience.

Please noteAlthough some Inner West Massage therapists may have trained in Lomi Lomi massage (also known as Heartworks) Inner West Mobile Massage does not offer a mobile Kahuna massage service.

Edited from Sydney Morning Herald - December 2005.
About five months ago, Sands says she was feeling tired, stressed, and "looking for a physical release". She found it through the ancient Polynesian tradition of Kahuna massage. "I have one every two to three weeks. It can be a different experience each time you have one," she says.

Describing the massage as "a journey to emotional and spiritual healing", Sands says her first experience left her feeling totally relaxed. "It was very surreal. You are completely in a state of bliss. You feel very whole within yourself."

Before a massage, her therapist chats to her for 10 minutes or so to establish what is going on in her life. Depending on her mood, different music is chosen. "They play all sorts of music. If you want to be motivated, they'll play a motivational tape. If you want to feel relaxed, they'll play classical music. At other times they'll play traditional Hawaiian music. It's my favourite."

During the massage, Sands says, therapists apply hands and elbows "all over the body". The aim is to release physical and energetic blockages. "They lather you up with so much oil you think you are going to slide off the table."

Each massage lasts an hour. "It's more than just a physical thing. It's certainly taken me on a journey to the point where I'm more in touch with how I'm feeling."

Dr Marc Cohen, head of complementary medicine, RMIT.

Cohen says all massage has benefits. "You need to find a stroke that you like. Kahuna massage gives very broad strokes across large areas of the body, rather than intense pressure on specific points. It's very relaxing. "It gets the fluid moving through your body so it may help in removing waste products from muscles."

Cohen says all massage has benefits. "You need to find a stroke that you like. Kahuna massage gives very broad strokes across large areas of the body, rather than intense pressure on specific points. It's very relaxing.
"It gets the fluid moving through your body so it may help in removing waste products from muscles."

We would also like to hear from any trained therapists who do or are willing to do mobile Kahuna Massage - either if they wish to become an Inner West Mobile Massage subcontractor or just to advertise their services here.



By Richard Lane


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