Makana Risser Chai researched and authored, the Bishop Museum book "Na Moʻolelo Lomilomi: Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing." The book compiles every article and oral history she could find in the archives and old journals from 1794 to the 1930s. She has continued her research by interviewing kupuna, attending workshops and receiving lomilomi as her primary medical care.
She followed up that book with Hawaiian Massage: Lomilomi, sacred touch of Aloha.
Makana was also a past guest presenter at Mauli Ola Wednesdays at Papahana Kuaola, and a former board member of Hui Mauli Ola.
Makana recently released a new book entitled Mindful Multitasking, transforming your body, mind, heart and spirit.
Hui Mauli Ola proudly presents: Leo Kupa. e hoolono mai. The thought provoking podcast on perpetuating Hawaiian Healing and Wellness, brought to you by:
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