Aloha! Giving thanks to All that open the way. To the Ancestors that come to our aid. To the plants for all the healing they offer. To the Gods of every family. To aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and keiki. Giving thanks for being part of this beautiful journey.
Aloha, my name is Khadija. I was born and raised on the amazing island of Maui. Years of studying, traveling, and exploring life, led to the creation of Family Traditions; a balanced practice grounded in the belief that health is a fluid state. Made up of Therapeutic Lomi Lomi Massage, Botanical Medicine, Handcrafted Healthcare Products and Workshop. It is my intention to integrate the wisdom of our ancestors with the present environment and opportunities. Family Traditions is fully Licensed and Insured. I practice at a beautiful, private studio on our family land in Haiku. Affectionately called The Middle House, it serves as the perfect place for healing work.
Mahalo nui loa
~Khadija M. R. Striegel
Lomi Lomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing modality. It incorporates massage, chants, la‘au lapa‘au (plant medicine) and ho‘oponopono (to make right/to emotionally clear). Lomi Lomi works from the level of the spirit all the way down to the bones to create balance between mind, body and heart.
Botanical Medicine also known as Herbal Medicine is the oldest type of health care, with its roots in every culture around the world. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of natural chemical substances that act on the body to treat and prevent unbalanced emotional and medical conditions.
'If we trace it back far enough, we are all one blood line.' ~Aunty Lei'ohu Ryder
I am filled with gratitude to have crossed paths with so many amazing teachers, healers, adventures, events, and opportunities that have shared and brought such an abundance of unconditional love into my life. It is the stories, the experiences, the aha moments when we understand something in a deeper way that wisdom is passed down. Some teachers have already transitioned to the other side, some I have the pleasure of sitting with to this day. The body and plants, in their own way of silently guiding and teaching, have offered some very important lessons along the way. Outreach and volunteer work has played a big roll in my journey, and always will. Really, it's been one humbling blessing after another. All of this is part of the continual circle of our lineage that spirals our lives together.
A few of those events and people that have helped to make my path strong and clear:
Whole body massage: blend of Swedish, NMT, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral.
Enjoy all the same treatments as the 60 minute massage with the added benefit of being able to work on specific focus areas. Great for those working with an injury or chronic pain.
Whole body massage: using hot stones hand collected on Maui. 'Ili 'ili is very soothing melting work, rooted in the energy of Pele and Mother Earth, where the heat becomes the pressure. Great for those with joint pain, fibromyalgia, and who tend to run cold.
This style of Lomi Lomi is shared using feet, knees, and forearms and is a beautiful way to sink in with your breath. Kua Lua is often very deep work on both the physical and emotional body.
How are you right now? Where is your heart, your thoughts, your body? We will make a Therapeutic Tincture mix to take right then in support of the check in. This is an amazing add-on to the beginning of any treatment to allow the plants to do their work while receiving massage.
This is an hour of held space to support you in whatever is shifting in your life. Be it recovery from surgery, diet changes, exercise practices, emotional growth or spiritual expansion. We will work together to create a protocol for your Lifestyle Focus.
Several times a year, I offer hands on Botanical Medicine Making Workshops. Check out the Workshops page here. I am also delighted to offer these teachings for parties, events or a private workshop.
Includes Lifestyle Focus and personal products made just for you: in preparing and achieving pregnancy, postpartum care, infant and child wellness, pregnancy avoidance, recovery from miscarriage, menses balancing, menopause, etc.
I would like to mention a few details. Gift Certificates are available in any denomination. Gratuity is included in the pricing. I try and keep the prices fair for everyone. That being said, no one will be turned away for lack of funds when they are in a moment of need. Just like no one will be turned down form making donations when they are in a moment of abundance. The barter system is also very alive with Family Traditions, so please feel free to offer services, goods and ideas.
Family Traditions offers a variety of high quality, handcrafted, herbal products. Tinctures, Massage Oils, Creams, Salves, Body Care, Shampoos and Teas are just some of the possibilities. As much as I can, all items and ingredients are organic, wildcrafted, homegrown, locally sourced and filled with Love and Aloha. Everything is made in small batches, this keeps it fresh and makes for slight natural variations from time to time. All alcohol in the tinctures is Organic and gluten free. The kukui and kamani oils used in many of the blends are pressed right here on the Big Island of Hawaii, capturing the real essence of vitality. There are about 40 different products to chose from or I am happy to formulate something to meet your exact needs. Available locally in Haiku, at many of the craft fairs and farmers markets on island or through Gift Certificates. Plus, any of these super awesome products can be shipped right to you. I love making medicine and love sharing it even more. If you have questions, ideas, tips or you are a farmer, medicine maker, wildcrafter with products in abundance and want to collaborate, please reach out and let's talk story.
I love dancing in the kitchen with the medicinal plants and watching/sharing this ancient wisdom with others. Themes vary from one workshop to another, but the intention is the same... creating a ton of medicine together for you to take home in a fun, relaxed and beautiful environment. Get ready for blenders, double boilers, graduated cylinders, and a huge selection of local, organic, and wild ingredients. Each workshop also includes a detailed booklet to take with you. For information on what workshop is happening next, check out the Workshops section in the blog.
Not to worry if you missed the workshop that sounds amazing to you. I am happy to offer privates both for groups(did someone say bridal parties, birthday parties, goddess parties) or to individuals.
$150 deposit will hold your spot in a workshop. At the time that the deposit is made, we sign papers either in person on thru the mail(yes, I prefer to do things the old school way) agree to the registration and cancellation policy. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.
If the attendee cancels one week BEFORE the start of the event.
the deposit will be returned in full.
If the attendee cancels AFTER one week before the event starts, there will be NO refund. That being said, if Family Traditions can fill the spot we will refund or give a partial credit to the attendee. Family Traditions also understands that an attendee may have a family emergency and not be able to partake in the event. If this is the case, Family Traditions will work directly with the attendee to find a solution.
Yes! Family Traditions is open to barter up to 30% for any workshop.
The deposit in cash is still required to hold a spot. The remaining balance and barter is due by the first day of the workshop. I am open to all kinds of things: yard work, computer help, cleaning, fruit, veggies, bodywork, ask and let’s see what happens!
Do a workshop for the Second time and receive a 15% discount.
Sign up for two workshops at the same time, and get a 5% discount on both.
Sign up for three workshops at the same time, and get a 10% discount on both.
‘Signing up’ meaning putting the $150 deposit for all workshops.
Workshops run from 9am to 5pm..ish.
Tits best to be able to attend all days of a workshop.
That being said, it the workshop is not full a few days before it starts, I am happy to invite people to join in for how ever long they can come ... but the price is the same.
Some workshops run for one weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Some run for 2 or 3 Saturdays in a row. They are designed this way to allow time for the medicine to brew.
Tax is included in the price.
Medicine made by one student form a two day workshop!
To make an appointment please feel free to call or text to give us a chance to check in and see what you are looking for.
Products are available for sale at my studio called The Middle House in Haiku. I am also happy to ship any of these items. If you know of a fun event, craft fair, or festival that Family Traditions would mix well with, I would love to hear about it.
For recipes, details, and stories, check out the Family Traditions Blog.
Therapeutic Lomi Lomi Massage
& Botanical Medicine
Khadija M.R. Striegel
Haiku, HI • LMT#13939