Sacred Lomi Lomi
Lomi lomi is a traditional Hawaiian Temple style massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils, and sometimes elements of prayer, breathing and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. It is 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, flowing 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 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.
‘Lomi lomi’ translates to ‘rub rub’ in Hawaiian, and reflects the broad, flowing strokes made with the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, palms, arms and elbows. Macadamia, palm and coconut oils are usually used as moisturisers in lomi lomi massage, to keep the strokes smooth and to nourish the skin. Lomi -Lomi gives you the special feeling of bliss and satisfaction. The massage is performed on the whole physical body as well as on the energetic bodies which surround the physical one, and it is like a dance around the patient with great harmony and grace.
What is lomi lomi massage good for?
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.
Receiving a Lomi Lomi Session is one of the most Self Loving things you can do for yourself.
Ritual lomi lomi was designed to awaken and enlighten the being in the physical body and to awaken one’s true calling in life.