Lomi Lomi Massage
About Lomi Lomi Massage…
Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian) massage is one of the oldest forms of massage known. It is a very unique massage derived from ancient Polynesians and adapted by the master healers of Hawaii. The Hawaiian philosophy called Huna (secret) relates to bodywork and healing. Huna is everything that seeks harmony, and everything which seeks love, when these two aspects are missing the effect results in pain, physically, mentally, emotionally and of course spiritually!
Benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage…
All illness seems to stem from a state of tension and stress creating resistance forming within the body, causing blockages resulting in lack of energy and movement. Lomi Lomi massage helps release the blocked energy and encourages healing, breathing techniques are also used to attain deep levels of relaxation. Gentle stretches of the body and also rotations to the joints are incorporated into the routine to help assist the release of tension and improve the flow of energy.
Lomi Lomi massage helps to free energy, make the body soft, promoting free and abundant flow of life energy (chi) within the recipient.
What to Expect…
The massage is given in fast flowing, fluid, rhythmic movements using both full hands, palms and forearms, people often describe this feeling like gentle waves moving over through the body. Another feature of Lomi Lomi massage is that different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time, e.g. your therapist could work on your shoulders and lower back but could also include your upper legs assisting in deeper relaxation as it’s extremely difficult for the brain to focus on the two different areas at once.
Dance-work or rather ‘Hula’ movements, combined with the breath-work of the practitioner are important and integral aspects of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, these movements assist the flow of energy both within the practitioner and recipient which helps keep the energy at a high level.
During your treatment on a physical level through Lomi Lomi massage techniques, stress and tension will be released, blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated. There is no set format, every Lomi Lomi massage is different i.e. no two massages will ever be the same, instead will be dictated and tailored by the clients individual energy flow and needs.
Please note* Lomi Lomi massage is quite an intimate experience as no towels are used throughout the massage, but rather a small sheet to keep some modesty whilst leaving most of the body exposed allowing the therapist to perform the specific under-body massage techniques from head to toe and without inhibiting the full flow of the massage. A heated under blanket is used to keep your body warm and comfortable throughout your treatment, the room temperature maybe raised as well.
Why not upgrade to an 85 Minute treatment with an authentic frangipani and sea salt full body scrub and shower beforehand.
All treatments allow full use of sauna and shower facilities, so why not arrive early before your booked treatment time (or you are most welcome to stay after your treatment) and enjoy complimentary use of the thermal sauna and showers.
The stated treatment times include time to get changed at the beginning and end of your treatment. If you are a new client, I do ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your treatment to complete a consultation. Arriving late to your appointment may mean I have to shorten your session.
Please also Note: there is an additional £10 surcharge to all mobile (visiting) appointments to cover the cost of travel.