What is Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage?

HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGELomi Lomi is also known as Aloha massage or Hawaiian Temple Style massage.  This sacred and unique style of bodywork incorporates the use of breath, music and long rhythmical flowing movements of the arms and hands on the body and in the aura, to connect the giver and receiver in a beautiful ‘dance’. The deep rhythmical massage works with the body’s natural flow and rhythm, combined with the positive healing energy generated, work to release tension and blockages in the body, stimulating the flow of energy to promote self healing.

The Master Healers of Hawaii knew that there were special ways to release and unblock the powers of the body so that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing could take place more quickly and completely.

Flowing with total energy and combined with a very loving touch relaxes the entire being, initiating a ‘letting go’ of old beliefs, patterns and behaviours that no longer serve you and cause limitations. The Hawaiians follow the premise that an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. So, they use body and energy work to help release the blockages, while at the same time giving the energy new direction and set new patterns. This results in mental clarity and physical release thereby allowing for powerful healing in yourself and your life, creating a new level of harmony and facilitating healing on many levels, levels we are often not aware of at the time. In this way, lomi lomi can effect great change over a period of time, on many different levels. It is not simply a massage, but an active process.

Lomi Lomi is a massage style that overwhelms the mind with sensations registered in different parts of the body at the same time and communicates an acceptance and nurturing of the inner self.  When a Lomilomi practitioner touches the body of a person, it is with total respect and love. Thus, another description for Lomi Lomi is “loving hands” massage.  According to the old kahunas (priests), being able to live the Spirit of Aloha was a way of sending and receiving positive energy, or living in harmony. In Hawaii, Aloha was and still is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect.  “Aloha” is the spirit of the Hawaiian people, the literal translation –

`Aloha’ means the Breath of God is in our Presence.”~ Harry Uhane Jim

You can see how the bodywork, the language and the Hawaiian spirit are beautifully connected.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is a graceful style of in-depth bodywork that is profoundly healing.

It is a pleasure to give, magical to receive and beautiful to watch.

For a Lomi Lomi demonstration on YouTube, click here

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