Born and raised in Malcesine at Lake Garda , I discovered Hawaiian massage during my trip around the world which in 1999 brought me to the island of Maui, Hawaii.
It was there that I received my first Lomi Lomi massage from a friend. I realized that Hawaii was not only about the ocean and the beach but above all the cradle of an ancient tradition of spirituality, massage and healing practice.
Then I went back to Italy where I started my path into the healing arts.
I attended the International School of Shiatsu in Verona for 2 years , but I always had Hawaii and Lomi Lomi in my heart and so in June of 2001 I returned to Maui .
There I began to study Lomi Lomi with Rebecca Slavin (influenced by Kahu Abraham Kawai’i) which inspired me to go to deeper to the source. In February of 2002 I met Aunty Margaret Machado on the Big Island where I attended her month long intensive program.
In her house close to Kealakakua Bay I lived an amazing experience that touched my heart deeply , between pristine nature , massage and Hawaiian traditions .
After completing the basic and advanced levels I went back to Maui where I attended the Maui Academy of Healing Arts , a professional massage school where I had the opportunity to learn and experience other massage techniques (such as swedish , sport, deep tissue, neuromuscular, geriatrics, craniosacral) I also studied anatomy and physiology .
In March of 2003 I took the state test and became a licensed massage therapist in Hawaii ( Mat 7185).
Until 2006 I went back and forth between Malcesine and Maui , massaging and deepening my knowledge on Lomi Lomi with other kumus (teachers) . I studied Lomi Lomi Oluea with Daniel Fowler and Mana Lomi with Dr. Maka’ala Yates .
In those years I realized that the general well being comes also from an healthy life style and a correct diet therefore I decided to open up a health food store in Malcesine .
In 2010 my son was born and although I had less time I still continued to practice Lomi Lomi within the family and friend circle (Ohana) .
Since 2013 I am practicing Lomi Lomi in Germany and Austria and I attended several workshops with Jeana Iwalani Naluai.
Lomi Lomi Hapai , pregnancy massage passed down from Aunty Mary Fragas , advanced core lomi techniques and Kua Lua (Hawaiian back walking massage) passed down form Aunty Mahilani Poe Poe.
May 2014 CSEN certified sport massage therapist
July 2014 Lomi Lomi specific for the extremities – legs and arms with Jeana Iwalani Naluai
February 2015 a deeper workshop of Lomi Hapai , massage during pregnancy and Kua Lua , Hawaiian back walking with Jeana Iwalani Naluai in Austria .
September 2016 Ki-do massage with Agostino Ronzullo
October 2016 Hawaiian Lomi Ho’opa , advanced techniques in Maui -Hawaii for a conclusion with the Lomi path started with Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai .
I will continue my work with Jeana Iwalani Naluai’s who has invited me to study with her to become a teacher for Lomi Lomi, and I keep translating and assisting here in her classes here in Italy .
November 2018 – December 2019 Dien Chan Zone ® Operator and Reflexologist – Facial Multi-reflexology with Beatrice Moricoli – A.I.R.F.I. in Milan