Joan Haney, LMP #MA 60176620, is a Hawaiian Lomilomi Healing Arts Instructor and graduate of Inland Massage Institute, Spokane, WA. Her goal is to spread “ALOHA”, help prevent and heal injury and pain in the body and help teach others (all over the world) to do the same.
She advanced her massage skills by attending many Hawaiian Lomilomi workshops in Hawaii and on the mainland and is grateful to all her teachers and especially to Auntie Tamara Mondragon. Tamara was one of the first students of the great “Auntie Margaret Machado”. Tamara worked on the Oakland Raiders football team for eight years and wrote the cover story for Massage Magazine in 2000. Joan has studied several lineages and styles of Lomilomi. In 2010 she started studying with Tamara and apprenticed with her in 2013. Joan feels blessed to have also studied with Auntie Margaret’s daughter, Auntie Nerita Machado. Joan uses and teaches Hawaiian Lomilomi as taught to her by Auntie Tamara and strives to help keep “Auntie Margaret’s” dream alive to take Lomilomi to the world.
Joan and her “Ohana” live on an organic farm in WA state. She loves people and teaching, and continues to study healing, Hawaiian culture and self-reliance. She also loves all animals, especially horses, running, backpacking, yoga, all water sports and of course Hawaii.