An ancient Hawaiian massage technique utilizing rhythmic, repetitive movements to ease tensions.
A Lomi Lomi Nui massage is an integrative massage practice with origins that can be traced back to ancient Hawaiian practices. The word “lomi” means to knead or rub in a gentle manner. Focusing on long, continuous and seamless strokes that rhythmically glide from one part of the body to another, the Lomi Lomi Nui massage can soothe the mind while easing tension in the muscles.
Used as a means of restoration and healing, the technique behind Lomi Lomi is to connect the mind and body to maximize healing potential. As opposed to traditional Lomi Lomi where massage masters use prayers and chants, modern Lomi Lomi therapists offer a calm mental space and nurturing touch to their clients instead. The difference between a classic Swedish massage and Lomi Lomi is the “loving touch.” Modern Lomi Lomi massages use continuous, fluid strokes applied by the hands, forearms, and elbows to the body. The movements flow seamlessly from one area of the body to the next, with few breaks or transitions. Since Lomi Lomi strokes move over various organs and joints of the body, we use a delicate and skilled touch to avoid unnecessary pressure on sensitive areas. Lomi Lomi massage can treat a wide variety of conditions, but most often is used to create a healing environment within the body by relaxing the client, rather than targeting a specific physical problem. The healing benefits of Lomi Lomi massage are many, including improved circulation for detoxifying the body, stimulation of the lymphatic system, and a deep sense of relaxation.
The Lomi Lomi massage therapy takes you to a state of relaxation and stillness that frees your mind from blockage and stabilizes the mind to face new possibilities. A cleansing process also takes place, releasing toxins, cleaning up the body, releasing body tension, healing pain and boosting the immune system. It also breaks down calcium deposits, removes lactic acid build-up, and lowers your blood pressure. It not only cleanses the mind of fear, worry and negative thought patterns, it also instilling a sense of well being in the body, mind and spirit.