“Through this one-on-one process over many years, I had not only learnt the knowledge being handed down into my head but also to personally evolve and grow until I lived in a constant state of love coming from the heart, as with all the Kapuna’s before me. Once this had been mastered, spirit guides dictated that it was time of transference of Mana between my Kumu and myself, my true work began. It is my great honour and responsibility to now be the lineage keeper of the secrets laid upon me and to hold and carry the torch forward, to share the light to as many people that have received their true calling and resonates within their heart.
This lineage was not learnt in a classroom or through workshops or courses, it is something very different that pulses inside me and can be physically, mentally and emotionally felt by those in tune. Each time that I have the honour to perform a treatment or teach new people some of these techniques they receive a fingerprint of the ancient teachings for them to use as a practitioner to be of service to whom they touch. The responsibility to maintaining the pure essence and strict methods prohibits others teaching Traditional Old Style Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, in difference to other forms of Lomi Lomi here in Australia and worldwide. I am therefore the only teacher of this lineage form ‘Traditional Old Style Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage’. Uniquely in this genuine form of Lomi Lomi four levels are offered to therapists through training to provide a complete picture of a true Hawaiian massage and treatment, taking the students on a journey from the basics through to a deeper level of body work and inner self practices.
This modality suits people that wish to learn something that is truly traditional unspoilt, unpolluted and in its purest form. Being a strictly Traditional form, I am not able to change or adapt the way it is and will be, and have no intention to do so, despite the commercial demands and challenges made upon myself as a true lineage holder and my responsibilities. Lineage holders are very different to those that have been allowed or given permission to teach, they hold and are responsible for all the secrets they have been ritually passed.”
– Dawn Charlton