Mana Lomi® Massage


Mana-Lomi ® uses Hawaiian indigenous healing concepts that work with the body, mind and spirit. It is a precise, therapeutic, clinically oriented, problem-solving style of lomilomi which can be used to prevent and resolve injuries as well as to relieve stress and to help patients relax. It addresses all body systems, particularly the muscular-skeletal and connective tissue systems, the circulatory system, the nervous system and the respiratory and digestive systems.

Maka`ala Yates

Mana Lomi ® Defined

Dr. Maka’ala Yates D.C. developed Mana Lomi® after years of studying (since the age of 6) Hawaiian healing concepts with his Hawaiian teachers. For the benefit of the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, Mana Lomi® literally translates as “Hawaiian Spiritual Massage.” However, according to the voices of Na Kupuna (Hawaiian Elders – Wisdom Keepers) Mana Lomi® could be translated as the ”Life-force of Lomi.” Lomi or Lomilomi describes a concept that involves the movement of energy.

Ke'e Beach, Haena, Kauai at sunset

“Mana” is  Life Force Energy

With the right understanding and training, the practitioner can communicate through the soft tissues of the body, deep into the bones of the individual. The Mana Lomi technique is based on Hawaiian concepts of working with the ”mana” of the body, mind, and soul of an individual. In the old days, every village on each island had their own lomi specialist that the villagers relied upon and trusted. Although lomilomi was a common treatment shared among family members for minor aches and pains, it was the village lomi specialist that treated the more complex problems.

Carol Hart, Mana Lomi Massage Instructor demonstrating technique

A Revered Form of Hawaiian Healing

The concepts of Mana Lomi are vast and complex, yet simple if you understand the mechanisms, principles and intentions behind this revered form of Hawaiian healing. For example, the concept of “communicating down to the bones” physically and energetically is significant. It gives room for the client to allow the practitioner to go as deep as they can tolerate, yet be non-invasive while achieving the desired outcome.

Dr. Maka’ala Yates, D.C

“When we change ourselves, those around us change. And, in turn, the whole world will change. We are a positive epidemic.”

Dr. Maka’ala Yates, D.C., is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. He has been practicing and teaching Hawaiian healing concepts for over 25 years and is the co-founder of Indigenous Botanicals and Mana Lomi®.

Maka`ala’s Book, Na’auao Ola Hawaii: Hawaiian Principles and Practices of Being Well is available on Amazon.

Maka`ala Yates
Book by Makaala Yates

Mana Lomi® Massage Workshops

with Carol Hart

Level 1

Learn Mana Lomi®, the revered form of Hawaiian healing massage that works with the body, mind and spirit.



Level 2

Learn advanced Mana Lomi® techniques including hot towel therapy, specific protocols for the entire body, and Hawaiian spiritual philosophies.





Lomi‘ili’ili, Hawaiian Hot Stone massage has been used in Hawaii for hundreds of years to treat the many levels of healing necessary to help restore balance in the mind-body-soul.



Problem Solving

Mana Lomi Problem Solving is a course designed to introduce participants to the problem-solving of physical maladies as it applies to present-day problems.