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Lomi Lomi Massage

What is Lomi Lomi massage?

Lomi Lomi Massage is an ancient and powerful form of healing. A profound form of massage, it originated with the ancient Polynesians and was practised by the master healers of Hawaii. 

These healers believe the Hawaiian philosophy of Huna which states that everything seeks harmony & love. When harmony is absent, physical, mental, emotional or spiritual pain is the result. This state of illness causes resistance which blocks energy movement. Lomi Lomi Massage helps release this and facilitate healing. 

What are the benefits?

On a physical level,Lomi Lomi Massage benefits the circulatory system & aids in the detoxification process. The flowing movement of the strokes and the spread of fluid throughout the body means this massage is very effective in flushing out toxins and creating a sense of calm and well-being and can leave clients feeling deeply relaxed. 

Other physical benefits are:

Relief of muscle aches, tension & spasms • Improved circulation, dilates blood vessels • Heightened metabolic rate • Reduces adhesions • Improved muscle nutrition • Stimulates immune system and lymphatic system • Decreases oedema • Eases headaches, stress and tension • Improves muscle tone • Detoxifies the body • Clarity of mind and calming to the nervous system 

Lomi Lomi Massage, Liverpool

What to expect?

Every massage begins with a Hawaiian prayer or 'pule': 

  • E aloha mai - Let there be love
  • E mana mai - Let there be power
  • E pono mai - Let there be harmony
  • E ola no - Let there be healing
  • Amama ua noa - So be it, it is done

Initially, Lomi Lomi Massage works through the sheet with the 'clearing the path' sequence to establish trust with the client and warm up the muscles and create a relaxed state to make the client more receptive. This also helps discover the areas of tension to work into deeper later on. Oil is then introduced to the massage, either plain coconut oil or an aromatherapy blend in a base of grapeseed oil, with sections of the body being undraped in sequence. Lomi Lomi Massage uses long, fluid strokes with the forearms as well as the hands, creating rhythmic motion flowing over the body. Some people describe this technique as feeling like waves moving over the body. Gentle stretching of the body or rotations of the joints may also be used. Another feature is that more than one part of the body is massaged at once, for example one hand may be working on the shoulder while the other arm works into the hip. This aids the client to fully relax as it is very difficult for the brain to focus on two different areas at once. It is common for the client to experience an 'alpha state', a place between waking and dreaming.

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