Even if you are a day-spa regular, chances are you haven’t tried, or perhaps even heard of, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage. Lomi lomi massage is like the hidden gem of massage modalities. Here are the highlights:
What is Lomi Lomi Massage?
It’s Traditional Hawaiian Healing
Also called “Hawaiian Massage”, lomi lomi has been a vital part of traditional Hawaiian healing practices for centuries. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the secrets of lomi lomi massage were taught to non-Hawaiians. As a healing practice, lomi lomi works to restore balance and harmony to the entire body.
Why Choose Lomi Lomi Massage?
It’s Easy to Get Lost in the Flow
The flow of a lomi lomi massage is unique, and has often been likened to a dance. Long, continuous, gliding strokes are applied with oil to relax the nervous system; naturally relieving any stress and tension. Without skipping a beat, lomi lomi massage therapists will switch between using their hands and forearms, thumbs, and elbows. They also incorporate stretches and joint mobilizations to maximize the restorative effects of the massage. This lomi lomi choreography helps to facilitate healthy energy flow from head to toe, and revitalizes body and mind.
It is Rooted in Compassion
The heart of Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is compassion for all people. Lomi lomi is also known as “loving touch”, because the intention behind the giving of massage is love, and a genuine wish for the wellbeing of the receiver. Traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi is deeply spiritual, and aims to treat imbalances in mind, body and spirit. Although not all lomi lomi massage sessions incorporate this mindset, you will definitely feel the therapeutic benefits of this compassionate massage.