Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage Training Testimonials
I am a Holistic Therapist and I believe in being one step ahead in my healing journey, from that of the people I work with. Over the last ten years I have been actively working on the healing of my body, mind and spirit. I have completed numerous course and workshops, as well as read extensively.
I decided to do the Hawaiian Lomilomi massage training with Tracey Lakainapali, after I read all of her website and it sang to my soul. I especially liked how she had done all of her training in Hawaii. Now that I have completed the course, I feel my life and that of my clients will never be the same. It wonderfully complements the other bodywork I do, and the healing effects are much more profound on all levels of body, mind and spirit.
During the course with Tracey I was supported in releasing some very deep old wounds. At the beginning of the course, I set the intention to release my fears, in order to create the space to then receive peace, love and joy. On the last day, towards the end of the first stage of the full body massage, my body moved rhythmically to that of a dolphin and then a whale. Next my body levitated (only my belly remained on the table), and I became a powerful eagle.
During the second half of this full body massage, my neck started to stretch to the left side, and then my whole body arched onto its left side. I had a vision of my body being the draped limp body of Jesus being carried off the cross. I rolled onto my back and released some very deep, deep anguish. I next rolled onto my right side and surrendered into the cradling arms of my massage partner. I felt deeply loved, supported and protected. I let go and let God, and felt so much bliss!!
Throughout all the massages we practised on each other, I felt exquisitely loved and nurtured. I now feel safe to open my heart and to receive love. I also feel that Tracey‚s loving presence ignited our own love centre. The bonding of the course participants was so beautiful; it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.
Tracey teaches with great clarity and passion. We had fun learning songs, movements and dances. I have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian people and their culture. I am much more into my intuition and feelings, now that I have shed the fears, which were keeping them buried.
Tracey, thank you from the bottom of my now healed and open heart. I feel much more equipped to assist people sent to me for healing. Together we will heal this beautiful world.
Words cannot express what happened over the weekend but after spending time with you, you would be aware of what you have ignited in us all. Thank for your courage in being who you are, it was an honor to have the privilege of learning something so sacred from such a beautiful soul who is so devoid of ego & gain.
Wow what a group of amazing people, you find out how the universe loves & supports you when you spend time with a group of divine beings.
Your are a beautiful teacher and I thank you for sharing your gifts with me. I am looking forward to the next two weeks of what is to unfold for me.love, light & energy to an earth angel (and I think you are a lot more too! lololol)
"Tracey's dedication to assisting others to heal and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually is remarkable and extends way past her talent for giving a nurturing massage.
She truly lives her life 'on purpose', (and she's jolly good at it). I am ever grateful for her valuable editing work on my book 'A for Attitude', and appreciate all that she has helped me with over the years".
I am very proud to have her as a friend.
Today I'm taking some time to write briefly of my experience of and reaction to the two Lomilomi massages I have had.
I knew nothing about Lomilomi massage until September 1996 when I was on my first overseas holiday in the Pacific. Here I was introduced to a psychic healer who recommended I find someone in Australia when I returned to give a Lomilomi massage. Then back in Melbourne I saw a TV program broadcast by SBS that was dealing with alternative healing therapies. Included was some film of Lomilomi massage in Hawaii. A leading opera singer was interviewed who said she regularly travelled to Hawaii for the purpose of receiving Lomilomi massage as it enhanced and maintained her dramatic and operatic performance.
Enquiries about Lomilomi massage near where I live were met with blank looks. Then one day reading "LIVING NOW" which I picked up in a health food store in Mornington I saw Lomilomi offered in a small paragraph. I rang and spoke to Tracey and arranged to go to Armadale for my first Lomilomi massage. This represented about an hour's drive each way but it was important to me so I made the effort.
Tracey met me and ushered onto a warm welcoming space and I gave her some background on myself and she was careful to describe the Lomilomi massage method and to put me at ease. In Melbourne's cold climate I appreciated the heated room, I relaxed and my mind drifted while I was on the massage table.
The next 24 hours I followed Tracey's advice to keep drinking water, and as well as experiencing a completely new sense of peace and wellbeing, I had quite a vivid dream about feeling safe to let go of a personal situation that had ended 15 years ago but about which I still had unresolved feelings. As well as this emotional release there was a physical release of body waste that left me feeling freer, lighter and more attuned to the present than the past.
I had been concerned about other family members but after my release from the old hurts and disappointments those situations started to improve.
Lomilomi has had a beneficial effect on my entire system; physical, emotional, spiritual. There's more life in me and more joy and a wonderful experience of serenity.
Lomilomi massage differs from other types of massage I have had in that it is a softer experience that overwhelms the mind with sensations registered in different parts of the body at the same time and communicates an acceptance and nurturing of the inner self.
I'm glad to have experienced Lomilomi massage from you Tracey, it's an important part of my own development towards health and wholeness.
Elizabeth (Skye, Victoria.)