Laura Mata graduated from The Hawaiian Islands School of Massage in Kealakekua Bay with 800 hours of Medical Massage training. Her training included extensive coursework in human anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology. She has been a licensed practicing massage therapist since 2007. In 2012 she completed 500 hour Tantra Yoga Teacher training certification. She is an initiated practitioner in Kalari martial arts and holds a BA in Dance Ethnology. She had the cherished opportunity to study traditional Hawaiian teachings and hula on Kaua’i for 7 years. Two decades of somatic awareness and movement are brought to her keen intuition and highly developed understanding of the body and its bio intelligence.
She believes in the innate power of the body to heal and transform itself. By changing the holding patterns of our bodies we can change the way we perceive, internalize and interact with our environment. Her dedication to self-inquiry has led her to deeply study the nature of trauma, injury and illness as a whole; evolving her work into a holistic approach with a blend of cross-cultural knowledge and awareness.
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I’ve been receiving regular massages from Laura for chronic post surgical pain. She is amazing and it’s clear she brings extensive knowledge of the body to her practice. Her presence is very calming and she exudes strength. She can get very deep into tissues, integrates extra movements and pillows to open up and realign the body. Laura uses her time very effectively and finds the tough spots you don’t even know you have. She is definitely helping me through my healing process.