A unique flowing, vibrant and deeply relaxing all body massage originated in Hawaii. Lomi Lomi massage means 'to knead', 'to squeeze' or 'to make soft'.
Most non-Hawaiians know 'Lomi Lomi' as a form of Hawaiian massage but it originally refers to traditional Hawaiian food or dishes such as Lomi Lomi Salmon that is prepared by kneading the ingredients with the hands and fingers together to soften, marinade and mix them. This same motion is also used to soften the muscles of the body. The general theory is that where there is softness there is no tension, which is the root cause of illness.
Lomi Lomi massage is a unique healing massage has been handed down through Hawaiian families for generations and is profoundly healing and nurturing. Lomi Lomi can be given by a single practitioner or with two practitioners working together. It is a very deep style of massage, but the emphasis is on soothing, rather than more pointed techniques such as accupressure. It makes use of passive stretching and range of motion, compression, vibration and soothing strokes.
The practitioner uses hands and forearm in long fluid strokes of varying rhythm and intensity up and down and all around the body. Different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time. This treatment aims to bring the body back into balance and instils a deep sense of peace, harmony and well-being. Lomi Lomi can benefit all areas of your health, well-being and self-awareness. It is especially helpful with trauma, poor self image, low esteem, stress, lack of confidence and direction, relationship difficulties, eating disorders.