The Practitioners


       Kumu Lomilomi - Enrick Ortiz, Jr., Lomilomi Practitioner/student - Amber Onaga, Lomilomi Practitioner  & my other -half- Ka'iulani Akamine, Staff - Kelsey Akamine, Client - Rhonda Shidaki (Windward Ho'olaulea 2006)  


My name is  Enrick Ortiz, Jr., I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Lomilomi Practioner, and a Kumu Lomilomi.  

I am a 1999 graduate of," Hawaii College of Health and Science" where I studied: Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Rolfing, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Techniques, Counter Pressure Techniques, Medical Massage and Swedish.

After massage school I apprenticed under Kahuna Lomilomi Alva Andrews.

In 2005 I graduated from" Pa Ola Hawaii". The modalities Alva taught me are: Lomi lomi massage techniques, spiritual, mental, emotional, cleansing and restoration through kuka kuka/ho'oponopono, Oli Kahea (prayer),  energy renewal/energy circulation/energy balancing techniques, lymphatic drainage, techniques that strengthen blood circulation and blood oxygenization, posture alignments, and bone setting.

In 2007 I was granted Kumu Lomilomi Status from Master Lomi Lomi, Alva Andrews.

In 2009 I certified my first class of haumana (students) in the Pa Ola technique.


"Meghan Leialoha Au grew up on the Windward side of Oʻahu, attended Kamehameha high school and received a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco in 2005. 

 She began studying with her Kumu Lomilomi, Enrick Ortiz Jr., in 2008 and continues to apprentice with and assist him today. 

 Also in 2008, Meghan Leialoha spent time at Queen Liliuokalani Childrenʻs Center in Kalihi for the Haku Hooponopono training with Aunty Malia Craver and Lehua Pouha. 

In 2009 she began her laau studies with Levon Ohai, Kahuna Laau Lapaau. She has much love for her Kumu and mentors and is grateful for their continued guidance. 

Presently much of her time is spent going between lomilomi offices in Kahaluu and Kailua, and the farm in Waiāhole, where she and her partner Hanale Bishop tend to various plants on the family farm. With the laau in Waiahole they are able to create herbal teas, oils and salves for community members seeking more rooted paths for medicine and healing. Rooted healing and illness is also part of her MA thesis which she is completing at UH Manoa, where she hopes to contribute to community endeavors by linking past historical trauma and current health situations for Kanaka Maoli, and sharing ways in which we can approach healing today as individuals, families and communities." 

Mahina Costa is from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist who completed her studies at HIMAC Hawaii Massage Academy in 2007. Mahina apprenticed for a few years under Louella Vandina, a former pupil of Papa Kalua, an established Hawaiian Healer. A passion to learn more about Lomilomi led Mahina to Kumu Enrick Ortiz and Pa Iwi Ola a little less than 2 years ago. Mahina is a seasoned therapist who is blessed to have the opportunity and privilege to share Pa Ola.