Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage
What is Lomilomi?
Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian Healing Art combining Aloha, Love, Prayer and Massage. Lomilomi incorporates broad fluid strokes of forearms and hands to activate the flow of mana (life force energy) for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Modern Lomilomi is practiced in countless different ways and styles vary greatly because each island, family and “school” of Lomilomi have their own methods, techniques and approach to this healing touch.
For the most part, many lomilomi styles incorporate several variations of these practices:
- Use of loving touch
- Prayer (Pule)
- The Lomilomi practitioner’s commitment to healing and self-care
- Connecting Nature, Humanity and Spirit
- Use of Ha (Breath)
Benefits of Lomilomi
- Improves circulation and immune response
- Increase range of motion and flexibility in muscle and joints
- Lowers blood pressure and slows heart rate
- Improves posture and speeds healing
The use of flowing strokes relaxes your entire being, allowing your mana to flow freely. Your muscles relax allowing your mental, emotional and spiritual self to heal as energy blockages are removed and and new energy pathways to be created.
Lomilomi helps restore harmony in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. Gentle stretching of the body and joint rotations can help release energy blockages.
Lomilomi and Aloha
Aloha defines the essence of the Hawaiian people. It means more than hello and goodbye. Aloha has a deeper meaning which is the joyful sharing of life energy. To love and to nurture, to accept and to forgive. It is our connection to the source of all life which connects to each other.
Pohaku Wela (Hot Stones Massage)
Pohaku Wela intensify the work of Lomilomi through the use of heated stones to soften and relax the muscles. It feels like a the hands of the therapist, warm oil and the pohaku merge into one.