Lomi Lomi - Hawaiian Massage

Lomi Lomi - Hawaiian Massage -

 Light, Relaxing and Deep Pressure
60 mins - £65

Lomi Lomi Massage- an incredible massage style from Hawaii and is one of the most relaxing forms of massage in the World. Lomi Lomi massage technique is one of the oldest and most profound forms of massage. The word Lomi Lomi simply means 'Hawaiian massage'. It is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii.

 

For many centuries, the healing knowledge of Lomi Lomi has been kept secret by shamans known as ‘kahunas’. However, in recent years, these shamans have decided to break their silence and openly share their wisdom, and Hawaiian massage has rapidly become popular worldwide.

The motions of this Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage take inspiration from the four elements: water, fire, air and earth. Lomi Lomi is famous for graceful whole-body strokes that seek to reflect the waves of the ocean washing over the receiver. To receive one is extremely relaxing, pleasurable and therapeutic, and it can simultaneously be a mesmerising and meditative experience.

Lomi Lomi is a healing art that goes beyond simple touch.

"Lomi Lomi was designed to awaken and enlighten the being in the physical body and to awaken one’s true calling in life".

The massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, that glide from one part of the body to another, to help the body to let go of its old patterns and behaviours that don't serve them, which often causes as much stress and strain as muscle tension does, allowing the recipient to fully relax and give into the nurturing touch.

Lomi lomi translates to "rub rub" in Hawaiian or "to knead, or soothe, to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat" which reflects the broad, flowing strokes made by the practitioners fingers, thumbs, palms, arms and elbows. Typically using organic Jojoba, coconut or Macadamia oils to smooth and nourish the skin.

 

There are many different traditions of Lomi lomi with different approaches and techniques, but with the same spirit. It is described as a Hawaiian healing massage that provides nurturing and loving touch. With a heart centred healing modality that provides a deep healing space, some of which is beyond explaination in words.

 

One must experience it to truly understand it's power.

What is Lomi lomi Massage Good for:

Lomi lomi treats the whole body and mind as one whole being. It can help with:

  • Releasing tension, aches and pains

  • Assisting in blood and lymphatic flow

  • Increases range of motion and flexibility

  • Lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate

  • Improves posture and speeds healing

  • Eliminating waste and removing toxins

  • Instills a sense of peace, tranquility, harmony and wellbeing

  • Rejuvinates the whole body, mind and spirit

  • Strengthened sense of vitality

  • Removing energy blockages

  • Opening energy pathways within the body

  • Returning your body and mind back to harmony and balance

  • Greater health and wellbeing

  • And so much more...

Before Your Treatment:

It's worth considering that the oils used in the massage are richer in consistency and you might not want to return to work or do the weekly shopping straight after your treatment. If you can clear your diary for the rest of the day and evening, you'll be able to spend longer in post lomi lomi heaven at home.

And avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol in the hours leading up to your massage, at least 2-3 hours before your massage and to eat a small meal after your massage.

Please tell your practitioner about your medical history when asked, its important to tell them if you are - or think you may be - pregnant or have any health conditions or injuries anywhere on the body or any recent operations also.

The massage is performed traditionally with not wearing very much, disposable paper thongs are provided and your modesty is covered with a sheet or a small towel. These steps are taken to avoid interrupting the continuous flow of the massage.

What To Expect In a Treatment:

Each Lomi Lomi massage is unique and different, so no two Hawaiian massages are the same. Each massage is intuitive and the therapist/practionior works intuitively with your body. The treatment may be slow and relaxing or fast and more invigorating, depending on how your body responds. Two different areas of your body can be massaged at the same time.

Lomi lomi usually begins with you laying face down on a conventional massage bed and starts with a  period of stillness between therapist and recipient, with the therapists hands gently resting on the recipients back. During this moment of stillness, there will be gentle slow breathing, a blessing or a prayer by the therapist asking for whatever healing is needed and being guided by the recipients body and it's needs.

You may experience emotional releases during a session. The healing effect and benefits of your Lomi lomi massage and experiences may last long after your session.

The key is that the therapists/practitioner and the recipient works together, with the intent on returning the recipient to health, harmony and balance, rather than focusing on the negatives and ridding the body of negative energies.

When Not To Have a Lomi Lomi Massage:

  • If you have any of the following health issues listed here to this massage

  • Have a cold, flu or fever, even if they are only minor

  • Any viral infections

  • Infectious skin conditions

  • Menstruating/On your period

  • Pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breast feeding

  • Consumed Alcohol or any drugs, including prescription drugs in the last 12 hours before your treatment

  • Eaten a heavy meal less than an hour before your massage

  • Have had any major surgical procedure in the past 3 months

  • Uncontrollable high blood pressure

  • If you are in a rush and have a busy schedule before and after your massage

  • Are going out socialising after your massage, not recommend after your massage as alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals must be avoided for at least 24 hours after your massage to avoid adverse effects.

If you would like to book a Lomi Lomi massage session with Kelly please click the button below, or contact Kelly to book a course of Lomi Lomi Massage such as a course of 3-6-9 sessions for best results.

 

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