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Nancy Kahalewai

Aloha and Welcome!

Welcome to Nancy Kahalewai's website.
Nancy has been teaching massage therapy on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1977. She's the former director of two massage schools and massage teams for Kona's Ironman Triathlon and the Volcano Marathon. In 2008 she moved to New Zealand where she teaches massage and anatomy courses, has a private massage clinic in Gisborne, and operates Island Moonlight Publishing.

3rd Edition Lomilomi eBook

The 3rd Edition of Nancy's book 'Hawaiian Lomilomi - Big Island Massage' is now out in eBook format. This richly illustrated book includes color photos, profiles of her mentors, clear 'how to lomi' instructions, and lots of information on Hawaiian culture and healing.
The 3rd Edition paperback is due out in 2013.

To view all our books and DVDs, visit our published products page.
Look for her forthcoming new book full of memoirs of her lomi journey soon.

Hawaiian Lomilomi - Big Island Massage (2nd Ed) is available in English, German and Japanese languages.

Massage Retreats & Workshops are held in Hawaii and New Zealand twice a year. See our Calender page.

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  In 2012 I was able to finally release a DVD set with step-by-step instructions for a full lomilomi routine. They also include interviews and insights as to what makes lomi lomi so unique and effective ... Things like the    HA Breath of Life, the use of hot stones and pule, the mana and intentions behind the work, and Hawaiian cultural gems from the many elders I've worked along side of for over 14 years.


Both DVDs are available to purchase securely here

Contact Information

Email: islandmoonlight (at)

Nancy Kahalewai, LMT
+64(21) 168 6949 or (06) 868-9793 within NZ
Box 119, Nuhaka, H.B. 4165 New Zealand
or write: PO Box 10, Mountain View, Hawaii 96771 USA

Photos, Artwork & Site: copyclaim: © 9/6/2000 by Island Moonlight Publishing Ltd. dba BigIslandMassage©

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