Carrie Rowell spent her childhood in Honolulu and has been fascinated
by all aspects of the Hawaiian culture ever since.
over 20 years she has studied various forms of sacred dance and
movement including Hula, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Ballet, Chi
Kong, Tai Chi and other types of spontaneous healing movement. She
applies the beneficial techniques learned from these related arts
into her bodywork therapy.
world travels lead her to perform, dance and teach all over the
world in countries such as England, Scotland, Australia, New Zeland,
Canada,The Netherlands and the U.S.
gift for intuitive bodywork and dance are a perfect match for the
ancient healing art of lomi lomi. As a child she knew that practicing
the healing arts was going to be her life's focus.
in Hawaii she studied with some of the most respected
kupuna in lomi lomi and assisted in teaching workshops in various
aspects of Hawaiian culture including traditional ritual, awa ceremony
and lomi lomi.
is trained in many modalities of bodywork such as Swedish, Cranial-Sacral,
Deep Tissue, Acupressure, and Pregnancy Massage and is a licensed
massage therapist and DONA certified birth doula.
1998 she has traveled all over the world teaching lomi lomi massage,
sacred dance and healing and empowerment workshops for women.
is an continuing education provider with the NCBTMB in the US as
well as the Complementary Therapists Association in the UK and the
Australian AAMT and Massage New Zealand.
living and practicing on the Island of Hawai'i, she is the author
of two instructional dvds and is also available
for group and private spa workshops.
Lomi Lomi Means to Me
My introduction to Lomi Lomi was a huge affirmation of everything
that I thought massage should be. It is a sacred journey both for
the person receiving as well as the person giving the massage. Lomi
Lomi is a fluid, nurturing dance that fuses two bodies into one.
As the rhythm changes and relaxation becomes surrender, a shift
takes place. Time and space are mutable and the breath dictates
how and where the energy moves. I have come out of a 4-hour session
completely unaware that I had been working that long and feeling
This work has profound effects on people’s lives. Especially
with regards to how they relate to themselves and in effect, how
they relate to everyone around them. It is love in its purest undiluted
Whether I am teaching a workshop or offering a treatment, I prepare
the space and myself as I would a temple to divinity.
session is unique and catered to each person in the moment. Even
if I work with someone 100 times they never get the same massage
twice. Lomi Lomi is a flow, not a routine and that is what I try
to convey when I teach. I want to help people realize their inner
strength and guidance and remember how to use their tools to heal
themselves and other people.
is my intention that people walk away from a session or seminar
feeling empowered and wanting to take steps to better themselves,
knowing that they have just taken the first one. It is my greatest
joy and deepest wish to share this gift with as many people as I