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Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Massage

LOMI-LOMI
The traditional hawaiian massage using rhythmic and flowing forearm and hands strokes works on the physical and spiritual body, relaxing muscles, increasing circulation and promoting overall well-being.

LOMI LOMI HAPAI - Dedicated to pregnant women
A special massage , in side-lying and supine position , for pregnant women that look for a relaxing time and to ease pregnancy related physical changes  such as fatigue, swelling,  muscle and joint problems. Ideal also for body alignment after giving birth. This type of massage also works well for any client that doesn’t feel comfortable in a prone position.

FEES
50' € 70
80' € 100

The Professional

Elisabetta Benamati

Born and raised in Malcesine at Lake Garda  , I discovered Hawaiian massage during my trip around the world which in 1999 brought me to the island of Maui, Hawaii. It was there that I received my first Lomi Lomi massage from a friend. I realized that Hawaii was not only about the ocean and the beach but above all the cradle of an ancient tradition of spirituality, massage and healing practice.

Then I went back to Italy where I started  my path into the healing arts.

I attended the International School of Shiatsu in Verona for 2 years , but I always had Hawaii and Lomi Lomi  in my heart and so in June of 2001 I returned to Maui .

There I began to study Lomi Lomi with Rebecca Slavin (influenced by Kahu Abraham Kawai’i) which inspired me to go to deeper to the source. In February of 2002 I met Aunty Margaret Machado on the Big Island where I attended her month long intensive program.

In her house close to Kealakakua Bay I lived an amazing experience that touched my heart deeply , between pristine nature , massage and Hawaiian traditions .

After completing the basic and advanced levels I went back to Maui where I attended the Maui Academy of Healing Arts , a professional massage school where I had the opportunity to learn and experience other massage techniques (such as swedish , sport, deep tissue, neuromuscular, geriatrics, craniosacral) I also studied anatomy and physiology .

In March of 2003 I took the state test and became a licensed massage therapist in Hawaii ( Mat 7185).

Until 2006 I went back and forth between Malcesine and Maui , massaging and deepening my knowledge on Lomi Lomi with other kumus (teachers) . I studied Lomi Lomi Oluea with Daniel Fowler and Mana Lomi with Dr. Maka’ala Yates .

In those years I realized that the general well being comes also from an healthy life style  and a correct diet therefore I decided to open up a health food store in Malcesine .

In 2010 my son was born and although I had less time I still continued to practice Lomi Lomi within the family and friend circle (Ohana) .

Since 2013 I am practicing Lomi Lomi in Germany and Austria and I attended several workshops with Jeana Iwalani Naluai.

Lomi Lomi Hapai , pregnancy massage passed down from Aunty Mary Fragas , advanced core lomi techniques and Kua Lua  (Hawaiian back walking massage) passed down form Aunty Mahilani Poe Poe.

I will continue my work with Jeana Iwalani Naluai’s who has invited me to study with her to become a teacher for Lomi Lomi.

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