Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
Traditionally, Hawaiian massage was part of the Hawaiian Rites of Passage as it is thought to be both transformational and healing.
It balances the body and the mind, and heals a person physically, emotionally and spiritually.
In the Hawaiian tradition, a Kahuna is a Healer. Kahuna practitioners use their hands, forearms and elbows to give a massage. Music is played during the massage and the practitioner may dance around the table using hula or tai chi style movements. This helps them to attune to the natural rhythms of your body and it also helps the practitioner to harmonise the rhythms that occur between a person’s body, mind and soul.
Anybody is able to receive a Kahuna massage, which is also commonly called Kahuna bodywork. It is excellent for people with conditions such as:
- grief or loss
- physical discomfort or injuries
Before undergoing the massage, the practitioner will first talk to you about things such as your mental, emotional and physical in order to determine the best approach for the treatment. Clients are encouraged to focus on their breath during the massage. Inhaling allows you to draw fresh energy and inspiration into yourself and exhaling allows you to expel tension and negative thoughts.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi means “to rub and roll”. It is a loving massage in that the practitioner touches and treats the client with love, respect and compassion. Lomi Lomi is also known as “loving hands”. It is a unique style of massage that sees the practitioner using their hands, forearms, elbows, fingers, feet, knees, and even sticks and stones to massage their client.
The massage works by stimulating the natural flow of energy within the body in order to bring about changes in the physical, emotional and spiritual areas. Stress and tension is released so that energy can flow freely once more. It is also deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Lomi Lomi is good for:
- detoxification and waste removal
- improving the immune system
- stimulating lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems
- releasing muscle tension
- improving flexibility
- improving muscle tone
One or two practitioners may give a Lomi Lomi massage and different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time. Full and under-body strokes are used to help bring the body back into its correct rhythm and balance.
Finally, the practitioner may also talk to their client about incorporating other practices into their lives such as prayer, meditation, or a change of diet.