If you are yet to experience a Lomi Lomi massage allow us to introduce you to what you have been missing out on.
The magic of Lomi Lomi penetrates more than the physical body. Although its literal meaning in Hawaii (from where it originates) is to push, pull and knead, its grace and flowing strokes combined with the intent of Aloha (unconditional universal love) thrown in with some Hawaiian magic allows true surrender, balance, healing and transformation to take place. It benefits not only the physical body, but the emotional, mental and heart space too.
Therapists are drawn to the sensual /loving and therapeutic aspects of this work as it enables a deeper sacred bond with the client allowing for mutual trust and then an authentic mind, body and spirit healing can occur. This sacred bond allows the massage therapist to feel what the client is feeling, making the difference between a relaxing treatment and a transformational one - with long lasting results. It puts you in touch on a deep kinesthetic level and lets you communicate with the body, restoring what needs to be restored and releasing what needs to be released. Acting as a conduit for Mana, the therapist can undertake this work for many hours if necessary, their focus, breath, presence and flow keeping them energised and effective. Working with the breath as a tool sets Lomi Lomi apart from other bodywork modalities as with the breath comes life force.
The Seven Huna Principles
However, the difference begins with the connection made between the practitioner and the client. The practitioner opens him/herself up to universal energy/love and tunes into the client's body, energy and emotional needs. This creates a safe environment which the client immediately picks up on and the client starts to let go. With Lomi Lomi, the practitioner works with their hands as the instrument of their heart, therefore massaging with an open heart.
The other secret behind this bodywork is that the whole body is massaged. It is a holistic treatment; meaning if you massage the neck the energy will move to the shoulders and so on. In other words the back, front, face, arms and feet all receive healing. This is always explained to the client before getting on the table.
This works in with the idea that the nervous, venous and respiratory systems are all being balanced through lymphatic drainage and toxin release, helping restore and unblock the body back into its natural state ...bringing about sheer bliss.
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