Sean K. Lau
Born in 1982, to parents of Chinese, Hawaiian & European ancestry, Sean Kalaokeali`i Lau entered the world with inquisitiveness towards the earth, life and all its hidden meanings. According to his godmother, Sean, “at the age of one and a half, was ready to go out into the world alone. Always packed and heading for the front door.” A natural mover, dance piqued his interests, of all forms, and executed them well. Upon graduating from James B. Castle High School, Sean quickly left home (Hawai`i) for the “mainland” where he briefly studied in both Washington and NYC. His passion for the arts and the ability to move, he decided to forego his studies and pursue a career in dance in N.Y.C. There, Sean was blessed with the opportunities of working under the direction of many choreographers and artists with whom he traveled the world.
After residing in N.Y.C. and dancing professionally for almost 10 years, Sean decided to return home, to the Islands, and aspire a new direction in his career. There his `uhane (spirit) was fed and nourished with aloha from ke Akua (God), his ancestors and `ohana (family). With his already established knowledge of the body, through movement, Sean chose to enroll in a massage program. There he studied under some of the greatest practitioners and educators in Hawai`i, and was able to reinforce his fascination of kinesiology. Under the direction of Kapono Souza, a lomi practitioner, educator and friend, Sean steered his interests towards all aspects of his Hawaiian heritage (lomi lomi, la`au lapa`au, ho`oponopono).
Today, Sean continues to provide care, relief and healing through massage as a licensed mobile massage therapist (he’ll come to you) and hopes to discover, incorporate and utilize all forms of his heritage; through his hands and body.