Lomi Lomi Nui
Originating in Polynesia, Lomi Lomi massage is a complete healing system aimed at restoring balance and harmony within the body, mind spirit. Also known as Kahuna Massage or Aloha massage this form of massage uses intuitive movement, breathing, rhythm and focused intention. Lomi focuses in on an energetic level bringing awareness and healing to all parts of the self not just physical.
There is a great deal of sacred healing with Lomi Lomi which the ancient Hawaiians in particular would have passed down through the generations, Lomi Lomi is more than a massage. It was originally a rite of passage practiced in the temples hence also known as temple style Lomi Lomi. In addition to its many therapeutic effects this sacred rite was designed to bring initiates to an expanded understanding of themselves and the universe.
The practitioner uses their forearms, hands and elbows in a deep dynamic flowing rhythm which has
similarities with the with of the ocean, which aims to create flow in the body returning it to its natural state. Rhythmic techniques and intuition are the tools applied. Lomi Lomi Massage is traditionally 1.5 hours long and covers all systems of the body: circulatory,respiratory, lymphatic, digestive and nervous The body is detoxified as the sweeping long arm movements transfer the lymph around the body helping to clear out congestion and toxification. This massage can be both relaxing, pampering and quite deep in terms of strength depending on the clients own specification and what is required in the moment.
The intent with which Lomi Practitioners work from is another important aspect, we are conscious to
bring positive energy to our clients with an “open heart “ as working with anyone’s body should
always be treated with the care and respect.
Temple-style Lomi Lomi is especially recommended for people seeking something extra to cope with the demands of modern life, and those dealing with chronic fatigue, depression and overcoming grief and loss.
What to expect
Firstly, there is a brief consultation to gather information on your health and thus establish a treatment plan. You will be covered with a sheet during the treatment. Lomi Lomi uses a great deal of oil which is beneficial for the skin but also for the flowing, wave like massage strokes so please be conscious of this.
Breath plays an important part of Hawaiian Massage as it symbolizes life and our connection with the divine and is significant in the release of energy and detoxification of the body.