What to Expect
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage techniques usually commences with stillness and silence between the therapist and client, where therapist will rest their hands gently on the clients back. In this stillness the practitioner will quietly say a blessing or prayer asking for whatever healing is needed to take place during the massage.
There is no set format, every Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage is instead dictated by your body’s individual energy flow and therefore no two massages will ever be identical.
The massage techniques is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using full hand, forearms as well as the palms.
Some people have described this technique as feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. Another feature is that different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time, for example therapist will work upon your shoulder and lower back or upper leg.
This assists the recipient in deep relaxation as it is impossible or at least extremely difficult for the brain to focus on the two different areas at once. Lomi Lomi massage strokes help to free the energy, make the body soft, promoting free and abundant flow of life energy in the recipient. Gentle stretches of the body and gentle rotations of the joints are therefore also incorporated to assist the release of tensions and assist the flow of energy, once again not forcing, but feeling the level of the client’s resistance or comfort
Dance-work or hula movements, combined with the breath-work of the practitioner are also important and integral aspects of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage techniques. Movements assisting the energy flow both within the practitioner and recipient and helps keep the energy at a high level.
Another major difference from other massage techniques is that the person lays directly on the vinyl of the table and not on a towel and rather than being covered completely by towels, is covered by a small sheet or towel leaving most of the body exposed during the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, whilst maintaining the recipients modesty. This makes it a lot easier to perform the under-body and full body strokes without interrupting the flow of the massage. To ensure the comfort of the client, heater is used to maintain the room temperature at a warm level.