AUNTIE MARGARET KALEHUAMAKANOELU’ULU’UONAPALI SOLOMON MACHADO HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS SHALL BE A HAWAIIAN CULTURAL TREASURE AS WELL AS AN INTERNATIONAL TREASURE TO COUNTLESS PEOPLE OF MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD BY HAVING BEEN A GIFTED, INSPIRATIONAL SOURCE FOR HEALING THROUGH HER FAITH IN GOD AND THE ART AND CULTURE OF HAWAIIAN LOMILOMI.
About AUNTIE MARGARET MACHADO family
Her grandfather, John Aha‘ulakeali‘i , a master of healing herbs who used small water worn stones to diagnosis and teach about diseases of the body. Nicknamed “Ko‘o” (helper) as a result of his powerful skills in the prayerful art of mental and spiritual cleansing,
Near the end of his life he traveled to Oahu where she lived. He gave her a Hawaiian name and chanted her lineage and bestowed his blessing to carry on his work when She was only 10 years old.
Elizabeth Kai‘opua (her aunt) taught how to apply her hands, pressure of hands, and distribution of body weight in training for the art and culture of Hawaiian Lomilomi massage.
Auntie Margaret taught non-family Lomilomi
Traditionally Lomilomi was taught & shared only in the family. Margaret, a very devote Seventh Day Adventist, prayed about whether she should teach non-Hawaiians. She said Jesus told her: “we are all brothers and sisters”.
Thus, she began teaching and training students of all races in the early 1970s and came to be known as “Auntie Margaret”. She became the first licensed massage therapist in the state of Hawai‘i of Hawaiian descent.
Her most famous saying:
“Aloha and prayer are the essence of lomilomi. Touching the body with a loving touch, if your hands are gentle and loving, your patient will feel the sincerity of your heart and their soul will reach out to yours so the Lord’s healing will flow through you both”.