Lomi Lomi is a manual therapy that originates from Hawaii. These healing traditions were first shared by Aunty Margaret Machado. Thanks to her this healing system is now practiced around the world. Today the practice uses mainly manual manipulations to bring balance to the physical, mental, and energetic aspects of our bodies. This form of Bodywork is characterized by its long forearm strokes, medium to firm pressure, abdominal work, and wave like techniques that put the mind into a trance.Shane was trained in Sacred Lomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, he has practiced for 10 years. This style has a heavier focus on clearing mental, spiritual, and energetic blocks. The wave like rhythm of lomi lomi helps to quiet the mind so that the body can move more freely and allow these blocks to move out of the body. Many energetic focused therapies are light to no touch. Sacred Lomi differs from other energy based treatments because it uses medium to firm contact and strong movements so even those that prefer deep tissue can enjoy it. Sacred Lomi is a Heart centered modality that offers a nurturing space for growth and healing. Dr. Sarah and Shane have both experienced a profound healing from this beautiful Bodywork and it has a special place in their hearts. That is why Sacred Lomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork is offered at Austin Community Wellness. Our healing strategy always includes bringing balance back to the body so that you leave hear functioning optimally in order to live your best life.