As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I practice orthopedic manual therapy with a blend of techniques from Structural Integration (a.k.a. Rolfing), McKenzie Method physical therapy, and traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi.

Rolfing and Structural Integration

Structural Integration is a systematic approach to somatic education, typically involving manual therapy and movement education. It aims to change how you use and experience your body, improving function and reducing pain.


In the Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi), lomi means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.”

It may also mean “to take and turn, to shift,” as in the shift in awareness, movement, and perception that bodywork creates.

It is said twice as lomilomi for emphasis.

For me, lomilomi combines effective manual therapy techniques with empathy-based practices promoting connection and growth.