Ma‘iola Services, Cultural Health Program
Welina Mai and welcome to Waimānalo Health Center's Maʻiola Services.
We value the restoration of Hawaiian healing practices. Hawaiian healing, as taught by Kahuna Levon Ohai, is relational. It represents a commitment to take an active role in wellness and healing for yourself, ‘ohana (family), kaiāulu (community), and ‘āina (land).
"Bringing our lifestyle into alignment with natural and spiritual pillars of health"
Laws of Ola
Moe – sleep
‘Ai pono – proper diet
Ho‘oikaika Kino – exercise
Ho‘oma‘ema‘e – cleanse
No‘ono‘o pono – meditation
Mana‘ona‘o – ponder
Pule – prayer
Traditional Hawaiian massage: to mitigate or ease pain by so doing.
Our lomilomi practitioners are Hawai‘i Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). We provide therapeutic and restorative healing in the primary care setting. Our lomi style is based on the Pāola (quick healing) technique, using pressure points, posture alignments, energy cleansing and renewal. LMTs are also trained in a variety of other techniques and approaches.
Hawaiian Herbal Medicine: Lāʻau (medicine) and lapaʻau (to heal, cure). Medicine, i.e., herbs, roots, or other compounds for the relief of diseases.
Our lā‛au lapa'au program provides patient education, healing lā‘au, teas, salves and in depth consultations. As Cultural Health practitioners there is a relationship between our spirit, mind, body, and place. A healthy body is the reflection of a strong spirt, peaceful mind and vibrant ‘āina. Our intention is to create awareness and opportunities to nurture healing of self, ‘ohana, community, and ‘āina.
Hōʻoluʻolu means to satisfy, alleviate, allay, console; to retire to rest, to seek rest; parade rest, at ease. The Waimānalo Health Center pain clinic delivers holistic care with the fully integrated Native Hawaiian healing services of lomilomi, lāʻau lapaʻau, and noʻonoʻo pono to chronic pain patients. The traditional healing practitioner will introduce the service to referred (from WHC primary care providers) patients and work with the patient to develop a treatment plan to include approximate number of visits for each service. The treatment plan will be holistic and incorporate physical, emotional, spiritual aspects of healing.
Lāʻau lapaʻau classes are offered to patients and community members.
- Mahi Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Hawaiian Medicinal Horticulture
- Papa Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Introduction to Hawaiian Herbal Medicine
- Laws of Ola: Laws of Health
- Papa Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Dates and times TBD, please check back
Do I need to be a WHC patient to use Ma‘iola Services?
Currently, lāʻau lapaʻau and lomilomi services are only open to WHC patients. Classes are open to everyone.
Do I need to see my primary care provider (PCP) before scheduling an appointment for Ma‘iola Services?
We believe integrating native Hawaiian healing in a primary care setting can provide the best holistic care. With that, we require you to start with a referral from your WHC primary care provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP, we recommend establishing care with one of our medical providers.
Do I need to have my PCP at WHC in order to access Ma‘iola services?
Yes, your PCP must be at WHC for lāʻau lapaʻau and lomilomi services. Classes are open to everyone.
How can I schedule an appointment?
Please call our front office at (808) 259-7948.
How can I sign up for classes?
To sign up for upcoming classes, please call the Cultural Health Department at (808) 954-7161.
Māla Ho‘ōla 2019
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