Ancient Lomi Lomi BODYWORK
(LOMI LOMI NUI• KE ALA HOKU ~ PATHWAY TO THE STARS)
Ancient Lomi Lomi facilitates a peeling away of conceptual reality, allowing a deep inner awareness to arise. Limiting beliefs, thoughts and emotions - reflected in the individual's patterns of physical holding - are shaken loose by the deeper movement of wholeness emerging. Rather than simply disappear, these energies are released in to the sphere of acceptance. The 'ohana (family) of our internal being is reunited and we begin to respond to life from a place of more freedom and wholeness. We are reconnected to our own sacredness and thereby awakened to the sacredness of all that surrounds us. How this unfolds is unique to each person, and different each time it is experienced. The ancient lineage, energetic touch, breath, movement and music combine to transmit new possibilities to the body/mind. In scientific language, one could say that this work opens up new neural pathways of memory, emotion and thought.
Jody Kealoha Mountain was born in Kingston, Jamaica — growing up barefoot with a deep connection to the land. Her lineage consists of Japanese, South American Indian, Arawak Indian, Judeo-Aramid, African, Celtic (Welsh), French (Huguenot), Irish and Scottish.....to mention a few! Her early experiences in nature were the birthing of a profound respect for Life in all it's forms.
Jody's studies and career led her into the field of dance and choreography. Always fascinated by the body - it's vibrancy, potential and ability to heal itself - Jody soon became interested in the study of massage. In 1989, she was introduced to Ancient Hawaiian Lomilomi. This event became a pivotal moment. The recognition of this powerful work led to initial intensive study over the next two years, and has been her primary focus ever since. Finally making her way to Hawai'i, Jody had the privilege of studying with Kahuna Abraham Kawai'i, Aua'ia Maka'i'ole, 'uliama, a Master in 9 different fields, a Kahuna Nui, where she embarked on a whole new level of immersion in the work. Her trainings with him included a month-long private, individual program allowing her to integrate the more subtle cellular resonance of this work. In 2003, Kahu gave her the Hawaiian name 'Kealoha' (meaning 'The Love', or 'Beloved'). Jody has been teaching in this lineage since 1997 and is committed to practicing, transmitting and evolving in the sacred way of this ancient tradition. She has studied Hawaiian Chant with Charles Ka'upu, Kapono'ai Molitau and Keli'i Tau'a.
Other massage modalities include: Polynesian Backwalking, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Cranio-Sacral, Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage, among others. Jody is in private practice at Northshore Chiropractic and Massage in Pa'ia, Maui. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Instructor in the State of Hawai'i, and a Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Jody is also an approved provider for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) with the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) in the United States.