The word lomilomi means to rub, squeeze and massage the limbs to help ease pain. Used in a sentence "E lomilomi i ke kino, i maikaʻi ke ola." This is translated as "Massage the body to have good health." One of the secrets to the vigor and vitality of our people was the healing practice of lomilomi. It is well documented that our chiefs and chiefesses would receive lomilomi daily in order to maintain their chiefly physical stature.
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