What is Lomi Lomi?
Lomi Lomi Massage is an ancient form of massage that originated amongst the Pacific Island people.
This Hawaiian healing art has been practiced for hundreds of years by master practitioners (Kahuna) and elders (Kupuna), and was common within each Hawaiian community. It has been used as a powerful tool for maintaining a healthy way of life.
Lomi Lomi practices varied by family, region and island and was traditionally practised in four contexts: as a healing practice of native healers, by Masters of the Hawaiian martial arts (Lua), as restorative massage within the family and as a luxury (Kings and rulers).
Hawaiian Lomi lomi is a flowing and dynamic oil massage where the massage therapist uses a combination of long and gentle strokes, incorporating soft and deep tissue massage.
This technique is focused on finding congested areas in the body and dispersing them by moving the forearms and palms in rhythmic dance-like motions that vary in depth and intensity.
The purpose of this beautiful massage, often described as “a dance over the body”, is to help the person to connect and harmonize the mind, body and spirit, and to restore balance and health.
- Increases the rate of nutrients brought to the muscles by the blood
- Stimulates the lymphatic system to release waste products
- Restores vitality
- Promotes muscle and tissue relaxation
- Releases toxins
- Relieves back pain
- Improves circulation
- Reduces tension and anxiety
- Softens stiff tissues
- Calms the central nervous system
- Grounds the body
- Helps in treating disorders such as insomnia, depression
To book an appointment please contact the clinic on 01932 888 663 or call Elizabeth directly on 07827594291 or for further information about Lomi massage please visit www.elizabethholistics.com