“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in!”
B.K.S Iyengar

Joy Barber Hua Kahuna Bodywork Byron Bay

Joy Barber Hua

Kahuna Bodywork, Pregnancy Kahuna Massage

Joy has been performing Kahuna Bodywork for over five years and is a highly experienced practitioner and trainer. She creates a compassionate and nurturing space in which clients are supported to shift old non-contributing patterns held in the body. Her bodywork is described as deeply transformative and intuitive allowing clients to truly connect back to themselves.

Both therapeutic and incredibly relaxing, Kahuna Bodywork can help to relieve aches, tension and stress in the body as well as provide support for challenging life situations or times of change. Every client presents their own unique landscape and lineage and Joy’s approach is individual to each one, working sensitively to help remove blocks and reconnect clients with their true sense of Self. Using long flowing rhythmic movements and the application of Ki energy, Kahuna Bodywork facilitates great healing within the body on both a physical and emotional level.

The experience of receiving Kahuna Bodywork is often described as a dance, one where all the cells of the body are set into motion and long forgotten parts of ourself come to dance together with us. And where there is movement, there can be change…

Joy started her Kahuna Bodywork journey after a life-changing trip to Hawaii in 2011, when she gave up her career in marketing to pursue the healing arts. She came to Australia to study in the Byron hinterland with Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber, a direct student of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i, who was a native Hawaiian Kahuna and the creator of Kahuna Bodywork.

Joy is a certified Kahuna Bodywork practitioner and instructor at the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences.


“One of the most gifted hands-on healing practitioners I have ever experienced” – Ruth, Byron

“A Kahuna Bodywork from Joy is a truly transformative experience” – Lisa, Adelaide

“I felt like I was stepping into another world through my massage with Joy – her energy, the space set up and the music created the tranquillity of a distant island where I could really fall into myself and surrender to healing. She held the energy of the traditions of Kahuna with powerful integrity and the bodywork was like a dance in its flow. I felt supported and nurtured by Joy’s presence and my body and mind felt both peaceful and rejuvenated afterwards. Thank you Joy, for this gift that you share with the world so naturally” – Pippa, Melbourne



Are some of the words our Clients use to describe our therapists.


Massage Byron Bay → Call us: (02) 6685 8366

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