A student of Kumu Keonaona Kalua of Waianae, Liza is honored to practice this ancient Hawaiian art for healing the spirit, mind and body. Aunty Keonaona’s school, Ho’ola Mai Ke Alaula (Healing from the New Age), begins with several days of formal instruction, and then expands into a 400 hour community service practicum. Liza completed her practicum at Waimanalo Health Center and Waimanalo Kupuna Housing’s Community Center, and received her certification as a Native Hawaiian Practitioner in 2002.

Lomilomi is a holistic practice which alleviates stress, headaches, muscle aches, carpel tunnel, tennis elbow, digestive difficulties, back problems and emotional / spiritual challenges. The muscles are worked using the whole hand, with the focus on the areas of need as stated by the client. The touch may be gentle or deep as needed. Herbs may be prescribed, and prayer is the foundation of the practice.

Liza incorporates Lomi into her bodywork sessions as needed to open up the flow of energy and bring soothing relief to body and spirit.