The Spa

 

 

 

Are you a chain?

Nope, we are a boutique experience that is family run and lineage based. Currently based in Colorado. Our lomi lineage hails mostly from Maui, but our ohana now resides on the Big Island.

What kind of services do you offer?

We offer 100% Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage services (we do not know any other kind of modality at all, and do not blend styles). When available, we do have staff available for beauty and/or esthetician work. Our massage services range from a relaxing signature massage, sports & stretching, hapai (pre/post natal), and Hawaiian back walking which is geared more for deeper and chiropractic work. Every service will incorporate the use of warm stones, warm towels, our custom lotions, and Hawaiian chants to open. We also have an array of enhancements to choose from.

Do you offer memberships?

Yes! However, we are often sold out. Feel free to email us to see if there are currently any open membership spots. Otherwise, we are booking walk-in appointments generally 3-4 weeks out.

Why so long for walk-in booking?

Because it is a unique modality to find on the mainland, and even more unique to staff. We are often selling out quickly, so make sure to book soon and often!

Do you offer Lomi Lomi Training?

Yes! However, we do not offer professional therapist C.E hours. Our focus on Lomi Lomi training is for everyone (the non-therapist) to be of service for family and friends — it is more fun this way. Our workshops tend to be broken into smaller sessions with a focus on technique or results that anyone can bring into their world. If you are a hobbyist, healer, someone looking to be of service, or simply interested in learning Hawaiian healing methods – this is for you.  If you are a professional therapist simply looking for C.E hours and another modality on the resume, feel fee to reach out to us and we can direct you to people who will offer this.

Interested? Reach out and we are happy to to travel to you, or host workshops.

Is Lomi Lomi good for [insert any health problem here]?

Yes. And, we will always customize to the individual needs or focus areas. If you have acute medical issues, specific injuries, or recent surgeries – let us know before booking. If it is severe, we may require a doctors release before treatment.

What ages do you provide services for?

You must be 18 years of age or older to book a service. Under very special circumstances (please inquire ahead), we will treat clients under 18 with a parent or legal guardian within the room for the duration of the service.

Who are you?

We are a family run spa with other lomi practitioners here on the mainland. We are former martial artists, entrepreneurs, and punk rock aficionados with Hawaiian heritage. We intend to bring aloha to mainland audiences through authentic lomi lomi services. Our family name (inoa) and kuleana is Koa, so is our business name. Depending on the day, we also may have esthetician/skin care, and other beauty services.

 

Our founders are Brent Kekoa Ramos, and Barbara M.J. Ramos

 

Founded in 2021, we began as a first-of-its-kind lomi lomi spa + martial arts gym, then expanded into our own product line starting in 2022, and finally decided to focus purely services. Before all of this, we founded and ran a punk rock Kung Fu school in Chinatown, SF, and are known to be quite a bit of entrepreneurs and creative minds in other industries.

What is your lineage?

Hailing from Maui nui with other influences. Now, we root to the Big Island.

 

  • *Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai
  • *Aunty Mahilani Poepoe
  • *Kumu Chucky Miller
  • *Kumu Mike Kumukauoha Lee
  • *Kumu Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu (hula)
  • Aunty Margaret Machado
  • Sylvester Kepelino
  • Aunty Mary Fragas
  • Kahu Lyons Naone
  • Kumu Makaʻala Yates
  • Rebecca Slavin
Is Lomi, like that style I saw on "intsta" where draping is non-existent?

No. And, it does not need to be this way to get a good massage. There are some weird posers out there that do weird things. Here is our take:

 

Table Massage:

 

  • Draping is standard to DORA (Colorado state) standards for licensing, and what you would experience everywhere else. Draping is also catered to the comfort of the person. Lomi draping is no more revealing then standard massage, and we tend to skew more on the conservative end due to a host of reasons we encountered over the years. Every private practice is different and who knows what you will run into out there… If you are looking for zero-drape weirdo territory, we are not the therapist for you.

 

Back walking:

 

  • Fully clothed loose athletic clothing (because this is compressive with assisted stretch). Don’t show up in a suit and tie.

 

Stomach work (optional for pre/post natal, or inquired and booked):

 

  • Female identifying will be draped over their chest.
  • Men identifying will have the option for chest draping.
Who don't you service?

We do not provide services to the following, unless there is a close recommendation or circumstance:

 

Men (starting 2024): Yep. We service quite a bit of men actually, but at this time we will not be taking any new bookings without a known referral. If you need more information, you can contact us. -Brent, (co-founder and man who made the call)

 

Medical massage or Occupational Therapy:

 

  • We do not provide or are certified in medical occupational therapy. Of course, lomi assists greatly and transcends this broad area. But if you have specific medical issues requiring rehab or therapy, we can point you to preferred specialists. We are simply not certified in this regard.

 

Insurance:

 

  • We do not take insurance for myriad of reasons. Don’t blame us, blame the system.