“I’ve been seeing Darinka for a number of years now. After every massage I leave, attuned, back-in -order and shifted thanks to Darinka’s intuitive knowing and first class techniques.
Highly recommended !!“
Studio 3, 333 King St, Sydney
The key style of massage & bodywork I have trained in is Ka Huna & Lomi Lomi, however over the years I have weaved in various elements of bodywork & healing techniques from the many teachers I have met on my travels.
What I offer is a trans-personal, ritualistic, rhythmical, full body oil massage focusing on breath, movement and alignment, facilitating your healing journey.
Ka Huna & Lomi Lomi is an intuitive and heart centred style of bodywork based on the practical and spiritual foundations of the Huna philosophy from Hawaii. It is a wholistic form of physical therapy that aims to connect body and mind through breath, flow, rhythm and movement. Dynamic and unique, Ka Huna is unlike any other massage styles around.
“Lomi lomi is a word in the Hawaiian and Samoan languages. Lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.”
Ka Huna refers to the wisdom or secret keepers of Huna – the spiritual and philosophical foundation of Hawaiian and polynesian culture.
This form of massage was said to be originally used as a right of passage, to facilitate an individual during a time of transition and transformation; support the manifestation of Self. This bodywork is trans-personal, as we are working beyond the mind and limitations of personality.
During your session, you are respectfully draped, and warm oil is applied to your body in gentle, yet firm rhythmical long flowing strokes up and down your body, in a combination of hands, forearms and elbows.
Moving from flow to stillness to flow, to stillness again, It is a dance. The body is kneaded, rocked, pulled, stretched and held. The rhythm and flow calms the nervous system, promoting deep relaxation, assisting the release of stored tension/trauma/emotions which are held deep in the muscles, bones, tissues and fascia.
The purpose of this style of bodywork is to awaken the body consciousness, to assist the individual to expand upon themselves. We are working beyond the mind, with the natural intelligence of the body to clear the natural resistances in the form of trapped emotions or memories that have accumulated and are held in the subtle layers of the body. By bringing our conscious awareness to what feels stuck in the body, we are allowing greater access of life force (Prana), through the tides of breathing to permeate our reality.
The first form of massage I ever learnt was sacred stones massage – it was an all encompassing healing experience which radically transformed my perspective on life – I knew I wanted to be able to give that experience to others.
I began my training in Ka Huna in 2011 and also draw wisdom from Jody Mountain, and the wisdom teachings of Kahu Abraham, the founder and creator of Ka Huna Bodywork, as well as integrating Ayurvedic principles in my practice. I have been working professionally for the last 5 years, weaving my own synthesis of movement, flow and form.
My treatments offer physical, spiritual and emotional care and safety. Whatever is going on for you in your life, is welcome on the table. The invitation is to let go, receive and return home to you.
• Heart Opening • Emotionally supportive • Soothing – depression, anxiety and stress • Increase of Circulation • Lymphatic drainage • Balances and supports the nervous system • Stimulates the digestive & respiratory systems • Supports the immune system • Supports detoxification • Improves sleep • Reduces pain and inflammation • Nurturing, calming and restorative • Re-Alignment • Clearing • Restorative •
See you on the table
❣️ Darinka ❣️
I received the most blissful and healing Ka Huna massage from Darinka. I loved every minute of it. Her technique was superb. She was able to release the muscle spasm I had in my back, which was a great relief. She also used hot stones and energy work that gave this extra special flavour to the experience.Gosia
I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!
“Darinka – thank you so much!!! Your massage was fantastic and cleared out whatever was ailing me. I went home feeling better already and was able to have a good nights sleep”Jess
Darinka was recommended to me by the Sydney Kahuna Centre as they were closing down back in 2019 as a trusted therapist. I had been introduced to the gentle yet powerful healing benefits of the kahuna / lomi lomi techniques the year before and Darinka did not disappoint. Her confidence as a bodyworker is beautiful allowing deep healing and release and restoring a wonderful heart-connection.
I love all the oil used to bring about softness and a sense of surrender and the beautiful ending where Darinka places both hands on top of the heart and you feel your powerful heart beating, remembering that love is what matters most ❤Victoria, Sydney