Listen in on our latest Leo Kupa Podcast with Makana Risser Chai.
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.