Introductory Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Workshop – November 2010

Essential Bodywork held an Introductory Hawaiian Lomi Lomi course this week, 15-16 November, 2010, in Peregian Beach.

We were graced with stunning weather and were able to practice Hawaiian bodywork techniques outside on the timber deck, surrounded by lush cascade palms moving gently in the breeze, all day, both days.  We felt very blessed!
This particular course was held over two days as a special favour to one of the students who is briefly visiting Australia, on holidays from the spa where she is working, in Geneva, Switzerland.

We took an hour or so early one morning to visit Noosa main beach, boardwalk and National Park – we are lucky we have the flexibility to include such excursions.

We are looking forward to more courses in 2011.


Congratulations Sylvia and Nadine!

Teaching Lomi Lomi in Malaysia – Part III

Here they all are, lovely, gifted spa therapists at The Andaman, accompanied by Yani Wayan Sukayani, V Botanical Spa Manager, and myself.  KaHuna Wave and Four Hands Lomi Lomi are two of the recent additions to the V Botanical Spa Menu, with love from Essential Bodywork.We have already had outstanding guest feedback, and we just finished training!  But of course, the Hawaiian bodywork really just speaks for itself.
I’m looking forward to returning to this beautiful part of the world.

Teaching Lomi Lomi in Malaysia – Part II

Here are two therapists in Villa 3, showing their consummate skill in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, or Kahuna Wave, as it is called at the newly branded V Integrated Wellness Botanical Spa at The Andaman, in Langkawi, Malaysia.


Kahuna Wave – what a perfect name – with ocean waves crashing beneath the villa, a stunning view over the water, and the lush sounds of the rainforest surrounding us.   In the V Botanical Spa brochure;  
“This massage promises to change the way you think, feel, move and breathe”.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.

A big thank you from Kimberlee at Essential Bodywork for asking me to train these beautiful, talented therapists.  Mahalo nui loa!

Teaching Lomi Lomi in Malaysia – Part I

Ok, I’m not promising a blog every day that I’m here, but I just wanted to do one to give you all a taste for Malaysia..

I have been given a wonderful opportunity to train spa staff at The Andaman, Langkawi. Now, the pictures on their website will do more justice than mine, but this is an absolutely stunning location, temperate climate, warm ocean, 50 million year old rainforest as a backdrop to the resort, monkeys in the trees, beautiful food, wonderful Malaysian hospitality..

V Botanical Spa is a series of villas set apart from the resort, the picture above on the right is one of these villas.  I want you to see how well these villas are nestled into their natural environment – the open air pavilions can host two people at once – imagine relaxing on a massage table, perhaps next to your loved one, with the sound of waves crashing below, a natural breeze caressing your skin, surrounded by ancient rainforest, and a wonderful, smiling therapist giving you a strong, slow Hawaiian massage..

Have i captured your imagination?

These are your therapists – they have wonderful humour, firm hands, and a caring attitude.  Here they are learning a Hawaiian dance which is similar in motion to the Hawaiian massage you receive – energetic, flowing, open-hearted and expressive.

See you at The Andaman!