What’s Lomi Lomi Massage? We hear you ask.
Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils (Macadamia, palm and coconut), and elements of breathing to restore energy and soothe the body.
Its principles are that the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch. It also works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.
So what can I expect from a Lomi Lomi massage?
Traditionally, this massage is performed with the recipient lying on a hand-woven mat on the floor. However, you may find yourself on a conventional massage table, or lying directly on the vinyl of it. Instead of being covered with towels, you might just have one towel or a small sheet to preserve your modesty. These steps are taken to avoid interrupting the continuous flow of the massage.
The Lomi Lomi healing practice usually begins with a period of stillness between therapist and recipient, sometimes with the therapist’s hands resting lightly on the recipient’s back.
The therapist will work with your body, with fluid, rhythmic strokes to release and shift tensions. The treatment may be slow and relaxing or faster and more invigorating, depending on how your body responds. You might find that the therapist massages two different parts of your body simultaneously – this is to stop your brain from focusing on any one area and therefore helps to aid relaxation. They may make full-body or under-body strokes, lightly stretch your limbs and carefully rotate your joints. These techniques are thought to free up your energy flow, and they will be performed very gently, staying within your comfort zone and level of resistance.
So go on, relax and enjoy with a Lomi Lomi Massage – Book Now!