Ma‘iola Services, Cultural Health Program

Welina Mai and welcome to Waimānalo Health Center's Maʻiola Services.
We value the restoration of Hawaiian healing practices. Hawaiian healing, as taught by Kahuna Levon Ohai, is relational. It represents a commitment to take an active role in wellness and healing for yourself, ‘ohana (family), kaiāulu (community), and ‘āina (land).

"Bringing our lifestyle into alignment with natural and spiritual pillars of health"

Laws of Ola

Moe – sleep

‘Ai pono – proper diet

Ho‘oikaika Kino – exercise

Ho‘oma‘ema‘e – cleanse

No‘ono‘o pono – meditation

Mana‘ona‘o – ponder

Pule – prayer


Traditional Hawaiian massage: to mitigate or ease pain by so doing.

Our lomilomi practitioners are Hawai‘i Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). We provide therapeutic and restorative healing in the primary care setting. Our lomi style is based on the Pāola (quick healing) technique, using pressure points, posture alignments, energy cleansing and renewal. LMTs are also trained in a variety of other techniques and approaches.

Lāʻau Lapaʻau

Hawaiian Herbal Medicine: Lāʻau (medicine) and lapaʻau (to heal, cure). Medicine, i.e., herbs, roots, or other compounds for the relief of diseases. 

Our lā‛au lapa'au program provides patient education, healing lā‘au, teas, salves and in depth consultations. As Cultural Health practitioners there is a relationship between our spirit, mind, body, and place. A healthy body is the reflection of a strong spirt, peaceful mind and vibrant ‘āina. Our intention is to create awareness and opportunities to nurture healing of self, ‘ohana, community, and ‘āina.

Hōʻoluʻolu Clinic

Hōʻoluʻolu means to satisfy, alleviate, allay, console; to retire to rest, to seek rest; parade rest, at ease. The Waimānalo Health Center pain clinic delivers holistic care with the fully integrated Native Hawaiian healing services of lomilomi, lāʻau lapaʻau, and noʻonoʻo pono to chronic pain patients. The traditional healing practitioner will introduce the service to referred (from WHC primary care providers) patients and work with the patient to develop a treatment plan to include approximate number of visits for each service. The treatment plan will be holistic and incorporate physical, emotional, spiritual aspects of healing.


Lāʻau lapaʻau classes are offered to patients and community members.

Topics include:
  • Mahi Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Hawaiian Medicinal Horticulture
  • Papa Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Introduction to Hawaiian Herbal Medicine
  • Laws of Olakino: Laws of Health
Upcoming Classes:

Papa Lāʻau Lapaʻau: Laws of Olakino- THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

Dates: February 22-March 28, 2024

Thursdays, 9:00am-11:00am