Kahuna massage is a therapeutic massage technique based on the teachings and practices of the ancient Hawaiian Kahunas. In the language of native Hawaiians, "huna" means "secret knowledge" and a master practitioner of any of the huna arts is known as a "kahuna." Traditionally, massage ("lomi lomi") was practiced in the Hawaiian Islands both for relaxation and as one of the Kahuna healing arts. Kahuna massage in the West, too, is said to be extremely relaxing and therapeutic.
What is Kahuna Massage?
Kahuna massage differs from other types of massage therapy in two important respects: Kahuna massage technique is very vigorous and rhythmic.
The practitioner uses his or her fingers, palms, wrists and even their forearms as they move rhythmically around the table. Those who have experienced lomi lomi often say these rhythmic motions alone have a deeply relaxing effect quite apart from the muscle relaxation that comes with a conventional massage.
Benefits of Kahuna Massage
It is said to be particularly beneficial for a number of emotional problems, including:
In many ways, the philosophy of the Kahunas is very similar to the philosophies of ancient cultures throughout the world. The word "huna", for example, is an amalgam of two words: 'hu' is a word for the male energy and 'na' is the female energy.
A Kahuna massage is designed to bring these two internal energies into balance, just as Traditional Chinese Medicine is designed to balance the yin and yang (female and male) energies.