In the past of Hawaii, Lomi was a common healing treatment. Family members use it for minor aches and pains. Each village had also their own Lomi specialist, whom the villagers trusted. This specialist treated more complex problems.
The Mana Lomi® technique is based on Hawaiian concepts of working with the Mana (life force). It happens on every level of an individual: body, mind, and soul. Dr. Maka’ala Yates D.C. developed Mana Lomi after years of studying and practicing healing concepts with his Hawaiian teachers.
According to Na Kupuna (Hawaiian Elders – Wisdom Keepers), Mana Lomi translates as the Life-force of Lomi.
The Mana Lomi practitioner uses a multitude of techniques that affect the organs, muscle spindle fibers, and pain receptors.