Massage is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of healing. Lomi Lomi is one of the most profound forms of massage. The word ‘Lomi Lomi’ simply means massage. It involves continuous flowing strokes nurturing the body and enabling the recipient to relax. This massage is based on Hawaiian philosophy called Huna. A fundamental principle of Huna is that everything seeks harmony and love. This massage helps to release blockages while giving new directions for the energy to flow.
Procedure Of This Massage:
A Lomi Lomi usually commences with stillness between the practitioner and client, often with the practitioners hands gently resting on the clients back. In this stillness the practitioner will quietly say a blessing or a prayer asking for whatever healing is needed to take place during the massage. Alternatively or as well, the client may be asked to set their intention for any healing they would like to receive. The masseuse then works very intuitively with the client. In this respect there is no set format or sequence for the massage and no two massages will ever be identical.
The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. Some people have described this as a feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. Another distinct feature is that different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time, for example one arm or hand may be working on a shoulder and the other hand may be working on the opposite hip.
Aromatic oils are used for massaging. The massaging is done using fingertips, thumbs, knuckles, palms, sides of palms, forearms, elbows, knees and even sticks and stones. The massaging may be gentle or vigorous, and the rhythmic strokes kept continuous and flowing.
This assists the recipient in totally relaxing as it is impossible or at least extremely difficult for the brain to focus on the two different areas at once. By not working on areas in isolation a deep sense of balance and harmony is achieved.
Benefits Of Lomi Lomi Massage:
- Relaxed nervous system
- Improved blood circulation and lymph flow
- Elimination of toxic waste
- Relief from body pain
- Rejuvenates the body and instills a feeling of peace and well-being
Before getting a Lomi Lomi massage, it is advisable to inform the massage therapist about any medical problems, pregnancy or pregnancy-related issues. It is also necessary to avoid eating and drinking right before the massage.
Lomi Lomi is a kind of massage with believes in having the least barriers possible. Hence they do not use a lot of towels to cover you up. A lot of people find it difficult to adjust to such level of intimacy, however I’m sure with the result it gives, and one will surely get comfortable in no time.