Lomi Lomi massage is the traditional art of Hawaiian massage. Originating from spiritual practices, these ancient techniques were then handed down through family lines. It is renowned today for being a soothing, flowing, gentle, and relaxing experience.
Lomi Lomi is a form of massage that uses intuitive movement, breathing, rhythm and focused intention. Lomi Lomi massage has an increased focus on an energetic level, bringing deep relaxation to both mind and body. Lomi Lomi works on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
The practitioner uses their forearms, hands and elbows in a deep dynamic flowing rhythm which has similarities with the waves of the ocean. Rhythmic techniques and intuition are the great tools of the Lomi Lomi practitioner. Muscles and connective tissue are stretched in both length and width; stiff joints are loosened; circulation is improved, and internal organs are gently manipulated into their correct relationships. Lomi Lomi practitioners have a reputation for possessing exceptional palpation skills, listening to what the body is saying throughout the session.
Lomi Lomi begins and centers on a state of consciousness that reflects the grace and aloha of Hawai‘i itself.
Issues dealt with during Lomi Lomi massage
Never under estimate the power of relaxation. It is the key to health and happiness. It is a skill that many of us need to learn especially with the hectic lifestyles we now lead. We also need to give ourselves permission to relax. It is amazing how the effects of one relaxation treatment boost our whole body and mind boosting us to be overall more effective. Our full body massage will bring you into a deep state of relaxation physically and mentally. We will adapt it to your needs on the day. Our full body massage works particularly well when both your mind and body are tired, tense and sore.
We all know that stress causes of a multitude of health issues. It drains your energy levels, leaves you holding your muscles tightly and leads to poor sleep patterns. Finding a way to relax helps you to reduce these symptoms. It is amazing how time out and an easing in tension, allows you to function better, cope with daily stress more effectively and enable you to put things in perspective. Our full body massage works particularly well when both your mind and body are under stress.
Muscle tension occurs for many reasons, fatigue, poor posture working at a desk, after illness and unusual physical activity. Our treatments will boost circulation throughout your body and specifically to the muscles, relaxing the tense muscles and easing your fatigue leaving you will revitalized afterwards. Our full body massage acts as a gentle tonic to your whole body including your immune system.
Your immune system is vital to your overall health. A weakened immune system will leave you vulnerable to infection and other illnesses. Many of our treatments, including full body massage, reflexology, aromatherapy massage and Reiki, will stimulate your immune system. Research shows how regular treatments in any of these improve healing time from illness and injury. Lymph drainage massage is particularly effective as it works directly on the lymphatic system, a core part of your immune system, while reflexology will stimulate all aspects of your immune system.
Digestive health is vital for overall health. If your digestive system is mal-functioning your nutrient absorption from your food is affected, thus reducing your access to energy, building blocks and repair materials. Your digestive tract is directly affected by your stress response. Digestion is only activated when you relax. In a stressed state, your energy supply is being diverted to muscles, eyes, brain; areas that are required in a reactive state. When you relax energy is diverted to internal operations; digestion, reproduction and repair. Issues like constipation, IBS, heartburn etc. can respond very well to relaxation treatments like massage and reflexology. Essential oils are used to encourage relaxation and also to stimulate normal functioning of your digestive tract through easing of muscle spasms and other mechanisms. Since our full body massage relaxes both your body and mind, it can gently aid any digestive issues.
Anxiety can affect all aspects of your life, preventing sleep, affecting clear judgement and increasing stress which in turn all impact on health. Relaxation treatments help by interrupting the negative cycle and promoting a reduction in stress as well as giving time to repair, re-energise and re-focus. With this new state of calm and clarity, new solutions are often found, allowing you to move forward.