Ka Huna Hawaiian massage is the lushest of massages and was performed by the high priests in the ancient temples of Hawaii.
This massage was often received on special ceremonial days by Hawaiian royalty.
There are a few different types of Kahuna, and until recently it was only passed down verbally from one generation to the next generation.
The foot work for this massage comes from a dance based on the frigate bird.
This bird is a large sea bird known for its amazing endurance and stamina. It flies off in the morning and continues flying all day feeding on the ocean before returning to land at nightfall.
Ka Huna therapists are trained in this dance, often called “flying” before they start to learn the massage style as this provides the footwork needed to do the massage. It is also a good way to relax.
This style of Hawaiian massage also has a deep philosophy behind it. A favourite is Aloha which means to love is to be happy with. There are many others including Ike the world is what you think it is, Kala there are no limits and Makia, energy goes where energy flows.
KaHuna massage is a deep and rhythmical massage that utilises all the senses. The rhythm is relaxing and works gently but deeply into the muscles. Ka Huna massage is known for its long continuous strokes that massage both sides of the body in one continuous movement.
The Ka Huna therapist uses the forearm, fingers, heel and palm of the hand in long, flowing movements over your body which is deep relaxing. These massage therapists often use a lot more oil than other styles of massage and this style demands a lot of energy and focus from the therapist.
Ripple Massage offers this unique and very different style of massage including Ka Huna in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. Also Melbourne, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Full details are at http://www.ripplemassage.com.au.