About Nancy

elders.  When asked to write a book about traditional lomi lomi, she started an international publishing company in 2000 and began designing and editing print-on-demand books for other authors. By 2005, she had published the second edition of her own book Hawaiian Lomilomi - Big Island Massage, which was also translated into German and Japanese. See: www.islandmoonlight.com.

In 2005, she began teaching lomi courses in Canada, Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico and the US Mainland. After a trip to Australia and Aotearoa, she fell in love with New Zealand and purchased a home on the East coast of the North Island. She now lives in NZL where she taught the National Diploma of Therapeutic Massage for a decade, and then studied Horticulture and Nursing Home Health Care.
​ She retreats to her Hawaii cabin frequently, and teaches Hawaiian massage retreats while publishing books worldwide and coaching authors. For more, visit: www.howtolomi.com
 Nancy was inducted into the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame in 2013.

Kahalewai =the 'house' or place of water; flowing, healing, life-giving ...

Massage has been the key focus of Nancy's life since her first foot reflexology session in Long Beach, California. She moved to Hawaii in the 1970s where she studied anatomy, massage, and Hawaiian culture before receiving her Hawaii State massage license in 1977. By 1983, she had a family (two sons) and had founded her first massage school in Kona, the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies. She then co-founded the Kona World Champion Ironman Triathlon massage team while preparing apprentices for their state massage licensing exams. In the 1990s, she opened her second massage school in Hilo, and studied Science, Biology and the Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. 

​She received her NCTMB license in 1993 and became the director of the Volcano Marathon massage team, while studying Hawaiian Lomilomi and Ho'opono pono alongside many renowned Hawaiian