Lomi Lomi Massage
Learning something new, to be honest when I started a course in Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian style massage) I had no idea what I was going to be doing, after an intense week and almost giving up half way through, I’m happy to say that I passed the exam today with flying colours and I’m really excited to share it with you.
Lomi lomi is an ancient Hawaiian healing art that was practiced within families, by master shamans (kahuna) & kupuna (elders). This ancient wisdom was passed down within families or from kahuna to student in the Hawaiian style of teaching which is very different to how we teach & learn today. The purpose of this massage was always to heal, to align, to balance all aspects of self – to create PONO – and it is given & received in the gentle & powerful spirit of Aloha. It is a sacred dance between giver & receiver, between spirit & body, always respecting & asking permission & allowing that to unfold which the person is ready for. Lomi Lomi Nui (temple-style) is characterised by its flow, use of forearms in a rhythmic “dance” all around the body, connecting with the breath (HA) and using the principles of HUNA (Hawaiian esoteric knowledge) to bring about profound healing of body, mind & spirit.
Benefits of Lomi Lomi
Rhythmic dance-like movements of the therapist’s hands and forearms are used in continuous flow… up, down, under & all around the body:
Break-up fibrous deposits & lactic acid
Improve circulation of blood & lymph
Eliminate toxins & oedema
Alleviate muscle spasm & stiff joints
Increase metabolism & energy
Complete alignment of the body
Reclaim the youthfulness & grace of your body-mind
A level of spirit is awakened that penetrates deeply into a realm of ancient wisdom
Cleanse, revitalise & connect all aspects of self
Learn how to breathe, move, touch & be touched in a way that will enhance your well being & wholeness