In Hawaii, massage therapists use “Massage”, “massage therapy”, and “Hawaiian massage” commonly known as lomilomi, means any method of treatment of the superficial soft parts of the body, consisting of rubbing, stroking, tapotement, pressing, shaking, or kneading with the hands, feet, elbow, or arms, and whether or not aided by any mechanical or electrical apparatus, appliances, or supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments, or other similar preparations commonly used in this practice. Any mechanical or electrical apparatus used as described in this chapter shall be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. §452-1 Definitions.
You can check to see if a massage therapist is in licensed in HI on the Department of Consumer Affairs Website.
Massage therapists will also have to include their license number on any advertising material. §452-23 Advertising Anyone who is advertising that they are giving massage must have training in the specific method or technique that they are advertising. SUBCHAPTER 11 ADVERTISING §16-84-43 Advertising. Rolfing is a specific method of bodywork and the state of HI requirest that Rolfers be trained by the Rolf Institute (One of the many types of structural integration methods)
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing Division: Board of Massage Therapy
HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TITLE 16 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 84 MASSAGE THERAPY