As well as being incredibly therapeutic for muscles and circulation, Lomi Lomi is a style of massage that helps you target your spiritual energy and realise your inner potential.
Since this style of massage has been passed down throughout history, many families and practitioners have different Lomi Lomi techniques. However, for the most part, one can compare them to a blend of Swedish and Thai massages.
This specialised massage is a type of massage that focuses on our connection to the Earth, our ancestors, and the rhythm of everyday life.
Lomi Lomi is also known to help prevent muscle spasms and strokes directed away from the heart release tension.
There are also benefits for the lymphatic system; old negative particles stored in the body are released through long strokes that unblock energy flow and improve circulation.
Lomi Lomi aims to treat the body and mind as one whole being. It is thought to:
- Release tension
- Improve blood circulation helping to relieve stiff joints and ease pain associated with them
- Stimulate the lymphatic flow
- Eliminate waste and toxins
- Rejuvenate the body
- Reduce anxiety, fear, worry and negative though patterns
- Instil a sense of peace, harmony and wellbeing.
By stimulating lymph flow, Lomi Lomi helps the body in all sorts of ways, by flushing out stored toxins in the body, increasing white blood cell count (to fight infections) and increasing oxygen in the blood.
A regular massage is equivalent to taking your vitamins and more!
REDUCING STRESS LEVELS
Of course one of the major reasons a person indulges in regular massage is to reduce stress and induce feelings of calm and relaxation.
Nothing compares to pure human touch, it can aid with depressed and anxious patients and help with making them feel more relaxed and happy.
By reducing stress and anxiety, Lomi Lomi massage can help to relax tense muscles and ease a troubled mind so that you are able to drift off quicker at night.
While Lomi Lomi massage has many of the same benefits of Swedish massage, the difference is in how the client is approached. “The client on the table is not viewed as someone to be fixed, but a being to be returned to harmony and balance.
“It is important to remember that the practitioner does not heal but is the facilitator for the healing.”
In Hawaii, Lomi Lomi is used to treat children with upset stomachs and soothe women in labour. A Lomi Lomi therapist will not aim to heal themselves, but to be the facilitator for healing – to enable healing to take place.
Everyone loves having a massage. Not only do they leave you feeling relaxed and ready to tackle whatever comes your way, but they also have healing and restorative powers.
Physically speaking, a massage helps to improve circulation, increase flexibility, boost sleep quality, and even strengthen the immune system. In addition to the physical benefits, different massage styles have various mental and emotional benefits as well.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Most Lomi Lomi massages start out with some sort of breathing or meditation exercise. This helps you center yourself and prepare for the healing powers of Lomi Lomi.
With Lomi Lomi, you’ll experience long, rhythmical moves that help to improve overall circulation.
The touch in Lomi Lomi techniques are more compassionate and are said to embody more of a “loving” feel rather than an impersonal massage. These alternating motions work to encourage connection with the Earth, but there are deep-tissue techniques applied as well.
If you’re in need of spiritual and emotional strength, Lomi Lomi massage is a great place to start.
It works to align your body’s natural energy sources to promote positivity and a healthy mentality. It helps reduce anxiety and realign your inner purpose.
Hawaiian healing is rooted deeply in spirituality and our connection to the planet and positivity. Because of this, prior to scheduling a Hawaiian massage, you should prepare yourself for a change in thinking and arrive with an open mind.
If a Lomi Lomi massage is something you’d like to try, why not see if there’s a practitioner near you! Here at Nourish Body & Beauty you can book a Heartworks Lomi Lomi Massage for one or two hours at our Sunshine Coast studio.
Interested in becoming a practitioner of Heartworks Lomi Lomi Massage? We offer an Online or 2 day Massage Course, and the best part is there’s no experience necessary.