Types of Massage
Lomi lomi is the ancient Hawaiian restorative healing system, of which one component is the art of compassionate touch. Lomi lomi also reflects the connection we have with the land, the spirit guides or ancestors and the breath of life.
Sometimes known as Hawaiian massage, Lomi lomi is beneficial for many ailments and helps increase spiritual energy and personal power. The nurturing, gentle strokes are relaxing; yet therapeutic on all levels.
Lomi lomi has spread from its Hawaiian origins and is now popular throughout the world and although capturing the essence of Hawaiian lomi lomi is difficult at best. Massage Me Day Spa prides itself on the authenticity of our lomi lomi massage.
Lomi Lomi Techniques
Lomi lomi encompasses many techniques, some of which are similar to that of Swedish massage, while others are similar to Asian bodyword techniques.
The strokes are done with the forearms and hands and are often long and sweeping, much like long, rolling waves along the body.
Lomi lomi also includes range-of-motion work, deep-tissue techniques and, most importantly, the presence of loving touch, every cell is blessed to create balance. The nervous system is encouraged to slow down, and thereby creating the space for techniques to be recieved rather than pushed though a blockage of muscle tissue.
Lomi lomi massage on the abdomen helps the elimination process and improves the energetic function of the organs. It may also include a detoxification program and the use of herbal remedies prior to actual bodywork.