What is Hawaiian Bodywork?






Hawaiian Bodywork is a single art of body therapy, which includes various different forms of shamanic bodywork. The massage is an open door for anybody who likes to be guided back to the original roots and come into real contact with the aliveness and power of the surrounding nature.  It makes vast use of energy work, dance, activities and passive meditations as well as rituals and trances. These activities are born out of ancient shamanistic traditions from Hawaii, Africa, Australia and the Native Indians of America. However the focus of this work is centred around the Hawaiian healing-massage, which has its origins in the Kahuna-massage of ancient Hawaii. It consists of three basic elements that are the Mana-breathing (special circular breathing technique), the Hula-Dance form (particular dance-technique to step around the table) and finally the massage-touch (specific massage-technique that consists of about sixty different strokes and joint release-techniques).

These three elements form the uniqueness of the massage which is accompanied by strong and powerful music, like drumbeats, trance-music and dolphin- and whale-sounds, that penetrate directly the unconscious and leave a moving and unforgettable imprint.  Integrated in the massage is an eight-session-system that works with every layer of the human energy-field. This eight-session-system touches each of the so called Chakras, the seven energy centres of the human body, physically, emotionally and on a spiritual level. Special massage-strokes, the chanting of sounds, the use of colours, essences and music awakens the life-energy of each chakra and gives the receptive person a taste of the quality of each energy-centre. Each session in the eight-session-system of the Hawaiian-healing massage is devoted to one specific chakra. Every session is complete in itself.  It relaxes the energy- and physical body of the receptive person and awakens the spirit on the deepest level. It is the journey with the powerful original sources of nature from body to heart and soul.