Nā Moʻolelo Lomilomi: The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage
R. Makana Risser-Chai
Softcover, 276 pp.
Anyone who wants to read about lomilomi, the ancient art of healing, must search long and hard to glean small pieces of information. There are no old books on lomilomi, not even whole chapters in old books. For the first time ever "Nā Mo'olelo Lomilomi" compiles every piece of historical text related to lomilomi into one book. An invaluable resource, this book will be essential for students and practitioners of lomilomi who want to know the historical roots, the cultural context and the diversity of lomilomi.