John experienced back, neck, and shoulder pain from scoliosis, injuries, and a herniated disc. He found it hard to find good deep-tissue work that helped and did not hurt. He even tried 10 sessions of Rolfing to no avail. That's why he created a new, gentle type of deep tissue massage that fixed his body and feels wonderful. He opened this business to help people.
In the Hawaiian language, lomi means to massage, and lomi lomi is traditional Hawaiian massage. Mana is spiritual power, and hana is work, Therefore hanamana means powerful work or miracle. Lomi Hanamana is powerful myofascial release deep tissue bodywork. It is a slower and deeper lomi with long strokes for pain relief and deep relaxation. Clients most often say it is amazing. Some people compared it to Hellerwork and Rolfing, but there is rarely any pain.
Most deep tissue massages are done with the forearms and elbows. Those typically hurt, because they are hurried, and the elbow cannot feel how the body responds. Also, the forearm may be too broad to apply the right pressure. Lomi Hanamana uses the fists and knuckles in long healing waves that go gently with the flow with the thumb and hand for integration. Lomi Hanamana flows slowly in stressed areas, and more quickly once relieved, making it very efficient.
John Gelert is the owner of Lomi Hanamana LLC. He discovered his healing gift in 1990 and was certified and licensed in San Francisco in 2004. John moved to Maui and has been licensed in Hawaii since 2009 (MAT-11634).
Welcome to Lomi Hanamana LLC! We are a massage spa and learning center on Maui that specializes in a unique relaxing deep tissue massage called Lomi Hanamana.
Lomi Hanamana massage studio is open daily by appointment from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. On some days we may be available as early as 8:00 AM, and work as late as 9:30 PM; call or text us!
We have two massage rooms that are each large enough for couples massages. Our Principal Massage Therapist is John Gelert. We currently have two independent contractors with limited availability for couples massages. We can also massage couples sequentially and offer a discount for at least 1-hour each.
We can now handle workman's compensation and auto insurance cases. Our State of Hawaii Massage Establishment is MAE-3274.