Pi‘ilani Wright, Lomilomi practitioner, LMT & Ordained Minister
Pi‘ilani Wright, born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, grew up in a very cultural and spiritually connected family. At a very young age, Pi‘ilani was taught to live lomi by her mother Verna Leimamo Ho and Grandmother Dolores Kaleimamookealohikikaupea Lee Zakimi. Pi‘ilani practices with the understanding that “Lomilomi is a state of mind that one does not only do but must also be by living each day with aloha.”
Pi‘ilani graduated from Kaiser High School in 1988 and went on to study business at Kapi‘olani Community College. She later attended business classes at Alu Like which helped her to connect her Hawaiian Culture to her Western life style. It is from this base that she decided to re-connect to her lomilomi roots and attended American Institute of Massage Therapy in Kailua to get licensed while she worked and did her apprenticeship at The Lomi Shop in Windward Mall.
After getting licensed as a massage therapist in 2001 Pi‘ilani then expanded her training thru working at various massage establishments and later expanded her knowledge thru Ho‘oponopono training with Aunty Malia Craver.
In 2003 Pi‘ilani and Aoi Wright formed Lomi Company L.L.C. operating its first fixed base operations as part of a Native Hawaiian Incubator with Hale Ku Ai Cooperative in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. This Incubator project ran from February 2004 thru July 2004 and provided a low cost opportunity to work at developing their business motto supported by technical assistance, marketing and relationship building initiatives.
Thru their experience at Hale Ku Ai Cooperative Pi‘ilani and Aoi Wright decided to move forward in developing their strategy and vision to develop Moku Ola Hawaiian Healing Center which was located in Hawai‘i Kai at Koko Marina Shopping Center.
After a successful run, Moku Ola Hawaiian Healing Center closed its doors in 2007 and Pi'ilani continued on creating Ka Moku Ola Oiwi, massage services @ Embassy Suites in Waikiki as well as continuing her teaching Lomilomi cultural classes at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
Pi’ilani continued with her spiritual education to become an Ordained Minister in 2015 and now performs weddings and healing ceremonies along with continuing her lomilomi practice and workshops.