Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi massage originates from Hawaii, and is based on the principals of “Huna.”  Huna philosophy teaches that everything seeks harmony and love.  Lomi Lomi, or “Loving Hands” massage is a gentle, deep massage that nurtures the body and encourages the individual to relax and give in to the experience.  Although technique is an important part of the massage, much of the therapy is the transference of vital healing force energy through the touch of the healer’s hands.

During a Lomi Lomi massage, the participant lies on a table and is covered by a small sheet or towel leaving most of the body exposed.  The massage begins with the practitioner sitting quietly with the client, often with hands resting gently on the client’s back.  The practitioner will   say a blessing or prayer asking for healing to take place during the massage. 

The massage stroke is strong, fluid and rhythmic, using hands and forearms.  Body and under body strokes help to free energy, promoting abundant flow of life energy.  Gentle rotations of the joints are incorporated to release tensions and assist the flow of energy that can be blocked in the joints.

The practitioner performs breathwork and hula movements around the massage table during the session to assist in the energy flow.  The massage is adjusted according to the individual’s needs.  Some sessions may be slow and relaxing while others are faster and more invigorating.  One or two practitioners may work together in order to assist the recipient into deeper relaxation.

Contact a Lomi Lomi practitioner for more information on this healing practice.

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