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Sydney Ka Huna | Practitioners
Sydney Ka Huna is a Hawaiian Massage Centre in Paddington, specialising in Ka Huna, Lomi Lomi Massage designed to heal, relax & renew.
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Practitioners

We’d love you to meet our incredible team of practitioners here at Sydney Ka Huna!
Keep reading to find out more about each individual practitioner – and just so you know, our days are divided into the AM shift (8:30am – 3pm) and the PM shift (4pm – 9:30pm).

The “Ka Huna” is certainly our signature style, but we do offer a few variations! Heartworks Lomi Lomi is more of a slower, deeply relaxing massage, our Bodyscrub treatment incorporates both a full-body scrub at the beginning of the treatment, followed by a Ka Huna massage, and our Pregnancy Ka Huna massage is designed specifically for pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy (after 12 weeks).

Sydney Ka Huna Practitioners
CHRISSIE
Chrissie

Chrissie is in the Centre: Tuesday PM & Sunday AM

Rebates available with all health funds

For me, Ka Huna is a magical, deeply effective and incredibly versatile massage. This bodywork is not just a symptomatic approach to a physical problem, but incorporates all level of a being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It meets you where you are in life and takes you where you can go in this very moment, without judgement or specific goals to achieve. Ka Huna offers a space in this busy world to open up, and be completely yourself – just for yourself.

I am a bodyworker with heart and soul and nothing delights me more than seeing the change in a client’s life – and witnessing the spark that ignites those changes. Ka Huna has been such a spark for my clients and it is such an honour to be part of those moments.

I am a Remedial Massage Therapist for over three years now, completed 5 levels of Cranio-Sacral Therapy & Myofascial Release and practise spiritual healing for over 8 years. Ka Huna, for me, is the perfect Bodywork, where I can incorporate and channel all my knowledge, love and healing energy into the treatment. It is the bridge between worlds, offers a journey into your deepest centre but also helps to ground and connect you to this wonderful earth we are living on.

CRIS
Cris Ka Huna Massagist

Cristina is in the Centre: TBA

Rebates available with all health funds

Cristina comes from the magical land of Colombia. Her love for life and wellbeing lead her to become a deep and intuitive Bodyworker and devoted yoga teacher.
Her passion for an integral approach to healing & bodywork have been inspired by completing level 7 levels of Ka Huna massage at Mette’s Institute, Diploma of Remedial Massage and Level 1 Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
Cristina’s approach to Ka Huna bodywork is fluid and empowering a mixed of serene relaxation and deep releasing. She will encourage you to connect with your breath and sensation in the body to you channel your energy positively by moving fluidly, breathing deeply and loving fully.

DAN
Dan Ka Huna Therapist

Dan is in the Centre: Monday PM

Dan has always enjoyed creating with his hands and as a classically trained musician, viola used to be his only instrument of choice—now the human body has joined the mix. As a Ka Huna massage therapist and facilitator, Dan shares his knowledge, experience and passion for bodywork, creating a caring and humorous environment, safe for deep healing.

“It’s the reconnection between the body, mind and spirit that make Ka Huna massage so unique. Ka Huna is beautiful to watch, magical to receive and inspirational to give.” Dan continues exploring, qualifying and expanding new creative potentials of healing through his training at the highly regarded Mette’s Institute, and his work at Sydney Ka Huna.

His vision is to reconnect people with their uniqueness, passion, and the power and healing of music and touch. His gift to his clients and students is his ability to nurture love and openness like a contagious melody you won’t ever wish to forget.

JAY
Ka Huna Lomi Lomi Jay

Jay is in the Centre: Wednesday AM & PM

Jay’s journey with Kahuna massage started in a workshop where he found himself partnered up with a man whose arm had the continual shakes. Jay intuitively reached out to the man’s arm and pushed on a pressure point. The older man’s arm instantly stopped shaking for the first time in 5 years and he looked at Jay and expressed that he had just miraculous healed him. “No, you healed yourself, I just brought the loving attention to it,” Jay replied.

“For me Hawaiian massage embodies the 4 pillars that I feel are the corner stones to living a beautiful life and combating dis-ease in the human body. These 4 pillars are: Breathe, Movement, Touch and Community… all wrapped in love.”

Jay has had the great feedback from clients and also from our Ka Huna teacher, Mette Sorensen: “You are born to do this work. An old soul with wisdom you share with many, thank you. You are caring, intuitive and have great focus and flow in the Ka Huna massage.”

“The greatest beauty in the human experience is to love and connect. To touch another with love, to calm their weary mind, to nurture, to put them into a state where they can feel and radiate their own inner love… that is magic and where the magic occurs.”

KANAKO
Massage Health benefits

Kanako is in the Centre: Monday AM & Tuesday AM

Rebates available with all health funds

Kanako came to Australia primarily to watch Rugby then decided to do her Diploma of Remedial Massage to look for a chance to get into Rugby. (Basically she likes sports and wanted to help people particularly in sports). She has been doing sports/deep tissue massage since 2008.

In her words: “I might’ve been far from ‘Aloha’ world…

I started my Ka Huna journey in December 2011. At beginning, the reasons why I chose Kahuna were that I wanted to add something new massage methods into my work as well as that I needed something as a personal development. However, Ka Huna gave me much deeper inspiration than I expected. It opened me up to other levels of healing. Now I’m loving this magical healing treatment. I would love to share and spread Aloha experiences with lots people.”

KATERINA
Massage Therapist Katerina

Katerina is in the Centre: Monday PM, Thursday AM, Friday AM & Saturday AM

Rebates available with all health funds

Katerina’s journey as a Ka Huna bodyworker started about 5 years ago. She always knew that there was a connection between body, mind & soul and wanted to explore bodywork more deeply to work with the whole person. She says that Ka Huna bodywork training has transformed her, opened her heart to new possibilities and she now loves to share her passion with others.

Katerina also has her Reiki 1 & 2 certificates. “The real power is being truly in our heart and allowing ourselves to go deeper than just physical level. That‘s where the magic begins… I love to connect and open my heart to my clients and create a space for them and to be able to nourish and relax their body.”

NIKOLA
Ka Huna Practitioner Nikola

Nikola is in the Centre: Tuesday AM, Friday AM, Saturday PM

Rebates available with all health funds

I love dance so Ka Huna massage attracted me immediately! It mixes all the elements together, how playful you can be!!

I always felt inside my heart I would love to help people, give them something, support them, make them feel better… So when I first saw Ka Huna massage I knew straight away that it was for me. Less than 14 days later I was learning how to do it! So, here I am! Ready to give you unique massage full of blessing energy. Let me care of your beautiful body, mind and soul on this adventurous treatment where we together let it flow..

BTW: The best feeling ever when your client after massage gives you hug and you really feel that hug is full of love and gratitude! Thats what I love to share! LOVE and positive energy! Have a beautiful day, even if its not sunny, let it shine!

SIOBHAN
Ka Huna Therapist

Siobhan is in the Centre: Tuesday AM

Rebates available with all health funds

Siobhan’s back! She’s been busy with her two little bebe’s for a while… and now she’s ready to spread her Ka Huna wings again. xx

From that moment I heard about Ka Huna massage I knew I had to do it!

I began my life path into bodywork whilst on a personal journey to heal myself, during which I gained a huge awareness of the connection of the mind and the body, and the ability we have to heal ourselves.

I’ve always been passionate about music, dance, healing and fitness and amazed at the capabilities of the mind and the body and ka huna is combination of all those things!

I’ve studied and practiced a few areas of bodywork and my passion continuous to grow, inspiring me to learn and share more of my knowledge and passion.

I love doing bodywork, I love the magic of it and seeing people transform coming off the table like they’re floating, or suddenly they have a whole new awareness, a sense of peace, the inner child glowing from within again!

I try to create a magical space in which the client can allow themselves into a deep place for their own healing.

STEVE
Lomi Lomi Therapist

Steve is in the Centre: Saturday AM

After several years massaging, Steven began his Ka Huna / Lomi Lomi training journey in 2012, following “retirement” from careers in the the corporate world.
“To me, this beautiful form of bodywork is a unique, flowing, energetically vibrant, yet deeply relaxing, whole-body massage. It provides a holistic approach to healing in its physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions”
“I love how clients usually come out of a Ka Huna massage with a radiant glow – perhaps feeling revived, replenished, renewed, uplifted, or enhanced and always… nurtured.”
(Note: If you’ve never experienced Ka Huna massage from a male therapist – you may like to know it can be an amazingly beautiful healing experience to be nurtured and stretched and held so lovingly by a respectful, professional therapist with very strong arms!)

TAMARA
Ka Huna Therapist

Tamara is in the Centre: Wednesday AM & PM

Once upon a time Tamara left corporate land and went for a break at a health retreat…and because she’s a curious kind of person she booked in for a 2 hour Ka Huna massage. After the most amazing, mind-blowing massage she’d ever had, the first thing she said to the therapist “How do I learn how to do that?”.

That was 13 years ago… since then she has completed 7 levels of Ka Huna training, Certificate 4 in what she calls ‘normal’ massage (Swedish/deep tissue) and also hot rocks. Tamara believes that healing comes from within each person. She loves to create the space for magic to occur… and then guide you to drop in to yourself where you can allow relaxation / healing / release to happen.