I have been practicing Lomi Lomi Massage for about 11 years now. I use the term practicing because every massage that I do is different. Every person that I touch has different needs. My massage is based on the beautiful Lomi movements that are adjusted in pressure and focus to suit the recipient in the moment. Lomi Lomi is a very intuitive massage that requires me, the practitioner to tune into the client and what is most needed for them at the time. Sometimes the physical issues are most prominent which is where my Gokhale training particularly helps. Sometimes it’s emotional issues causing blockages. This does not mean that I take on people’s issues or do something completely different every time. It involves tuning in to what is appropriate for each individual. I act as a catalyst to help remove blockages and free up energy that causes pain and discomfort. Sometimes the work can be quite deep in certain areas of the body that are holding onto a lot of tension. But it is always balanced with more gentle movements as to make the experience pleasurable overall.
I love giving this massage almost as much as the person receiving it. I recommend 90 minutes as this massage gently allows the person to relax and unwind. After a period of time the body lets go. I can see a physical change in the muscles as they soften. They become easier to manipulate when the recipient lets go. Many of my clients say that they feel lighter and more relaxed. Some people are totally energized and some just want to rest and savor the experience. It is always geared to what is going on in the present moment.
Lomi Lomi Massage
The Hawaiians look at things in terms of energy flow, following the idea that an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. Lomi Lomi helps release the blockages as well as the knots, whilst at the same time giving the energy new direction. Thus Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experiences; it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. Clients feel relieved of tension, stress and tight muscles. Often they say that they feel much looser, are in less pain and lighter than when they arrived.
This whole body massage is given in a fluid, sometimes deep rhythmic motion depending on the client’s pressure preference using the forearms as well as the hands. It can be as relaxing or as firm as you request. Some people have described this as feeling like waves moving over the body. Another 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 the shoulder and the other hand may be working on the leg. This assists the recipients 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. Then if some areas do need more attention or deeper work it is easier and not as intense to manipulate relaxed muscles than tense muscles. Under body and full body strokes also help to relax and free the energy. According to Huna Philosophy, energy also gets blocked in the joints. Gentle stretches of the body and gentle rotation of the joints are therefore also incorporated to assist the release of tensions, tight muscles and increase the flow of energy.
The energizing effects of these focused and exquisite movements are combined with clear healing intent for positive change on all levels.
Lomi Lomi Massage Therapy can be a powerful part of a personal health or fitness program.
This type of massage has powerful healing qualities that can help counteract the effects of modern life – the under use and overuse of our bodies. It can aid in restoring health and the recovery from injuries. Lomi Lomi is also the perfect health and fitness medicine becauase you do not have to hurt to use it!
Some key benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage:
Conditions that can be helped by Lomi Lomi Massage
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