LOMI LOMI HAWAIIAN MASSAGE
Originating in Polynesia, Lomi Lomi massage is a complete healing system aimed at restoring balance and harmony within the body, mind and spirit. Also known as Kahuna Massage or Aloha massage this form of massage uses intuitive movement, breathing, rhythm and focused intention (positive focus of course).
Lomi lomi massage has a depth to it that perhaps other massage techniques do not carry, in that Lomi also focuses in on an energetic level bringing awareness and healing to all parts of the self not just the physical ie) stress, worries, sadness - all of which can be focused on to be “massaged away” in a sense.
There is a great deal of sacred healing with Lomi Lomi which the ancient Hawaiians in particular would have passed down through the generations, Lomi Lomi is more than a massage. The practitioner uses their forearms, hands and elbows in a deep dynamic flowing rhythm which has similarities with the waves of the ocean. Rhythmic techniques and intuition are great tools of the Lomi Lomi practitioner.
Kahuna Massage is 1.5hours long and covers all systems of the body: circulatory / respiratory / lymphatic / digestive / nervous for example. The body is detoxified as the sweeping, long arm movements transfer the lymph around the body helping to clear out congestion and toxification. This massage can be both relaxing, pampering and quite deep in terms of strength depending on the clients own specification.
The intent with which Lomi Practitioners work from is another important aspect, we are conscious to bring positive energy to our clients with an “open heart “ as working with anyone’s body should always be treated with the utmost care and respect.
Aloha in Hawaii means so much more than Hello, Goodbye or even Love. It is a way of life. The same can be said for the Aloha / Lomi Lomi / Kahuna Massage…
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A LOMI LOMI MASSAGE
Firstly, your Lomi practitioner will take a brief consultation to gather information on your health and thus establish if there are any contraindications then your therapist will leave the room whilst you undress to your under garments. You will be covered with a sarong during the treatment. Lomi Lomi uses a great deal of oil which is beneficial for the skin but also for the flowing, wave like massage strokes so please be conscious of this. Breathe plays an important part of Hawaiian Massage as it symbolises life and is significant in the release of energy and detoxification both for the client and the practitioner.