Low self-esteem can have a profound impact on our quality of life, affecting our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. Fortunately, various therapeutic approaches can help us rebuild our self-confidence and self-worth. One such approach is Lomi Lomi massage, a traditional Hawaiian bodywork art that goes beyond physical relaxation. Let’s explore how Lomi Lomi can support people with low self-esteem, promoting holistic healing, transformation, and self-discovery, as told through the personal journey of someone who has experienced its transformative power – myself.
Are you someone who knows the insidious grip of anxiety all too well? Do you grapple with occasional worry that disrupts your daily life, or perhaps you face the overwhelming challenge of debilitating panic attacks? If these descriptions resonate with you, then this article is a heartfelt invitation to explore an ancient remedy that might just hold the key to easing your issues — I’m referring to the ancient Hawaiian healing bodywork practices of Lomi Lomi and Kahi Loa.
A few years ago, just before the onset of the COVID-related chaos, I embarked on a journey to North Island. It was a sunny, windswept day when, during a visit to Karekare Beach, a Maori stranger approached me and said: ‘Welcome home! Did you know that your ancestors trod this very land, eons ago? And now, you have returned.’ These words resonated deeply within me, and from that moment, I began to listen more intently. Allow me to provide some context: Three years prior, upon first setting foot in Aotearoa with my partner Rafal, I felt a deep need for a welcoming ceremony, a connection to this land and its people. That day, I felt it happened.
Nestled within the heart of Hawaiian tradition lies an ancient system of bodywork that transcends the boundaries of ordinary massage techniques. Known as Kahi Loa, this holistic practice is a true embodiment of oneness, drawing upon the elements of fire, water, wind, stone, plants, animals, and people to facilitate a profound healing experience.
The concept of Lōkahi is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture and it encapsulates a profound philosophy centred around harmony, balance, unity, and diversity. It provides a holistic framework that unlocks insights into health, relationships, and the essence of life itself. At its core, the Lōkahi Triangle visually represents the interconnected principles that underpin this concept.