Jan practises Hawai'ian Pe'Ahi Lomilomi, "Massage like the ocean waves".
This massage, from the Waimanalo area on the windward side of the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i, uses compressions, fascial stretching, rocking and vibration to relax the muscles and drain away tension.
Pe'Ahi Lomilomi is a gentle, effective, holistic type of massage. Like the ocean waves it is named after, it breaks down adhesions and soothes the muscles, leaving the recipient both relaxed and energised.
Jan learned the Pe'Ahi from native practitioners in Hawai'i in a year-long apprenticeship. After another two years of advanced work on specific target areas (carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, frozen shoulder, whiplash, etc.) with her Kumu (teacher) and four years of practice on O'ahu, she is now practising the native form of Lomilomi in Bristol.
Heisei International School of Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology (2009)
Mahina Massage of Kaneohe: Hawai’ian Lomilomi (2009)
Hawai’i Licensing Examination (2010)
Hawai’i License MAT-11802 (2010)
Medical Massage Therapy: 80 hour course (2014)