Big Island Massage

Massage Trainings on Hawaii Island since 1982

Big Island Massage became the trade name of the Sports and Lomilomi bodywork techniques that Nancy and her team delivered to hundreds of students and clients for decades in classrooms and clinics in both Kona and Hilo (1982-2003). Graduates went on to get their own therapeutic massage licenses, and some wrote books or became teachers and coaches. Nancy later wrote several books on Hawaiian Lomilomi massage, which incorporates many facets of natural healing including living aloha, restoring balance to one’s life, the gift of forgiveness, the use of plant medicines, and staying “right” (spiritually aligned) within yourself.
Nancy was inducted into the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame in 2013.

Nancy's 3rd Edition Lomi eBook!

Hawaiian Lomilomi – Big Island Massage (3rd Edition) by Nancy Kahalewai. Discover how lomi lomi can bring the feeling of Aloha into your world! This is a newly updated and revised edition of Kahalewai’s Hawaiian Lomilomi: Big Island Massage, the 2nd Ed that was published in 2005. Richly illustrated with color photos, this edition is not available in any other form. Perfect for the professional therapist or for anyone desiring to learn more about loving touch and spiritual ideas of the Hawaiian culture!

Lomi Lomi Videos

We are delighted to offer you our Lomi Lomi Videos – a Lomi Training DVD set called “Hawaiian Lomilomi – Big Island Massage”. Our Lomi Lomi videos are delivered to you on high quality DVDs and comprise a two-part lomi training series that covers all of the techniques and principles that you’ll need to deliver an authentic full-body Lomilomi massage, as well as the Hawaiian values and elders who contributed to them.


Traditional Lomilomi

Following the traditional practices of the Hawaiian healing arts, Lomi is a lifestyle as well as massage.

Continuing Education

Study advanced techniques designed to restore injuries and chronic conditions, and earn NCBTMB provider-approved CEUs.

Spa Aromatherapy

Using the finest medical-grade essential oils, spa techniques are applied with hot stones and hydrotherapy for deep results.

To arrange a massage session or class in any of these techniques, contact Nancy by
or phone: +1 (808) 968-8108 (in Hawaii).

COMING SOON! Nancy's new book, due out in late 2021

Nancy’s new book is a captivating story of decades of adventures on the Big Island as she trained for the journey that is lomilomi. Based on a true story, it is infused with travels into valleys and up mountains and everywhere in between as she met and learned from amazing elders, gifted healers, and a few tricksters along the way. Rich with lessons and humor, it is ultimately the story of discovering one’s heart and soul along the healing path of blossoming into the depth and transformative world of lomilomi.

Nancy's Bio

Aloha kakou! My name is Nancy Kahalewai.
I am a published author and longtime licensed massage practitioner and teacher. I taught massage therapy on the Big Island of Hawaii from 1981 through 2006. During this time I founded two massage schools in Hawaii, and co-directed the first finish line massage team for Kona’s Ironman Triathlon. My specialties are foot reflexology, sport massage, aromatherapy, and Hawaiian Lomilomi. In 2000 and 2005, I published my books on Hawaiian Lomilomi—Big Island Massage and founded Island Moonlight, a publishing company specializing in print-on-demand books. I helped edit and publish books for some of my teachers and a few of my students until moving to New Zealand. In Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, NZ, I taught the Certificate of Relaxation Massage and the Diploma of Therapeutic Massage from 2007 until 2014.

After studying Sustainable Horticulture in 2015, I returned back to Hawaii in 2016 to teach Hawaiian lomilomi and ventured to the US Mainland to teach clinical massage and attend my Induction Ceremony into the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame. In 2017, I attended a Certified Nurse Assistant course in Hawaii, adding private elder caregiving to my massage services.

I am now finishing my next books and producing a new online course on self-publishing.
I also offer private retreats in Hawaii and New Zealand that are NCBTMB provider-approved.

You can find out more about me and about my first book here –
The revised 3rd Edition has been released in eBook format, and available on this site, as are my two DVDs. Join my mailing list, and you’ll get access to a collection of my short writings and some cool free lomilomi massage videos.

It is my great joy to share these teachings with you, as given to me from my own Hawaiian teachers and mentors, and to help you to further your understanding of traditional Lomi Lomi massage and healing concepts. They will give you insights to deeply transform your life. It is truly the Aloha Spirit in Motion!

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