Introduction to Lomi Lomi
What is Lomi Lomi?
The Temple Style Lomi Lomi massage has been handed down though the generations of Hawaiian families. Each family having its own variation of massage. The Hawaiian people believe that the body, mind and spirit are all part of the whole self.
Temple Style Lomi Lomi is based in Huna Philosophy, which has 7 principles:
Ike - The world is what you think it is
Kala - There are no limits
Makia - Energy flows where attention goes
Manawa - Now is the moment of power
Aloha - To love is to be happy
Mana - All power comes from within
Pono - Effectiveness is the measure of truth
When Huna Philosophy is applied to the massage it emphasises the importance of intent, focus, movement and the practitioner care whilst performing the massage.
What is a Lomi Lomi treatment like?
The massage itself is performed in ‘dance like’ movements, using both the forearms and hands in long flowing, yet focused strokes along the body in a continual rhythm. The flow and pressure of the massage, both soft and deep, used in combination with the breathing, encourages the body, mind and spirit to heal.
What are the benefits of Lomi Lomi?
Lomi Lomi is suitable for anyone and can assist with:
Stimulating the immune, respiratory and digestive systems
Relaxing the mind
Recharging the body