Full Body Massage
Lomi-lomi is an ancient form of Hawaiian massage with a deeply spiritual component. Lomi-lomi originated in Hawaii,
Lomi lomi is a Hawaiian massage, also known as the “loving hands” massage. This name helps to explain its principles- the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, following strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch.
Lomi Lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain in 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 behaviors, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.
“lomi lomi” translates to “rub rub” in Hawaiian, and reflects the broad, flowing strokes made with the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, palms and arms and elbows. macadamia, palm and coconut oils are usually used as moisturizers in lomi lomi massage, to keep the strokes smooth and to nourish the skin.
Lomi Lomi aims to treat the body and mind as one whole being. It is thought to:
Release tension Assist blood and lymph flow Eliminate waste and stimulate toxins Rejuvenate the body Instill a sense of peace, harmony and well- being.
Traditionally, lomi-lomi was practiced by family members, native healers, warriors and servants of royalty. Authentic lomi-lomi incorporates breath work. The lomi-lomi therapist breathes deeply, and encourages the guest to use specific breathing patterns.
Lomi-lomi will incorporate a number of healing modalities, including Swedish Massage, Deep tissue massage and Thai massage. Deeper aspects of the practice involve forgiveness and letting go of resentment.