Kendra Stidolph, BA, HHP
University of Puget Sound, 1991-1995
Natural Healing Institue, 1997-2000
Bodies in Health are Bodies in Motion.
Life is ever changing. It is in this
idea that Kahu Abraham Kawai'i developed the main style of body work that I do.
Trained as a Hawaiian Kahuna, Kahu saw that mental concepts change much
quicker when the body has freedom of movement then just trying to change
mental concepts alone.
When we move like water through life, when we have the ability to navigate
around obstacles with a lessor degree of effort on our part.
Why I do what I do
I feel in love with Lomi in 1997, when I first started training in this bodywork. I have
had the priviledge of attending workshops (three and counting!) in Hawai'i
with Kahu and his wife, Ho'okahi.
Though Kahu has passed from this life, his work continues through Na Pua Olohe.
Being a massage therapist allows me to faciliate my clients to better health in a
way that is both beneficial to them and to me. As the practitioner, I use my body
movement to do the massage, rather than just having the massage
come from my arms.
Working with pregnant Mommies is the best. Pregnancy is such an awesome time of
change and preparation to meet the newest member of the family, that to be
a part of time is very special to me. I enjoy working with Mommies, to celebrate with
them when they feel the baby move for the first time, getting relief from aches and
pains associated with Mom's expanding belly, and being able to see the joy
they have when they finally have the new bundle in their arms.
When I am not a massaging...
My interests outside the massage room are great and varied.
Some of them are...
hanging out with my family
watching a sunset