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Rita Risser Chai  

A lawyer, massage therapist and award-winning author on ancient Hawaiian stress management

Rita is an attorney who founded and was CEO of Fair Measures, a small Silicon Valley training company with annual sales over $1 million. She moved to Hawai'i, was given the name Makana ("gift") by a Native Hawaiian elder, and married Hawaiian artist Mark Chai. She studied Hawaiian massage lomilomi, became a licensed massage therapist, and has authored two landmark books on Hawaiian healing, the first published by the Bishop Museum. Her second book, "Hawaiian Massage Lomilomi: Sacred Touch of Aloha," won a Keep it Hawai'i Award from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority for authentic depiction of cultural traditions. Makana also is a Certified Stress and Wellness Consultant from the Hans Selye Foundation's Canadian Institute of Stress.

Combining her experience as a lawyer with a stress-filled life, her understanding of ancient Hawaiian ways, and her training in the science of stress reduction, Makana makes engaging presentations that touch audiences mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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