Lomi Lomi Massage
What is Lomi Lomi Massage?
The Hawaiian word ‘lomi’ means to kneed, rub, or to soothe. Lomi Lomi Massage was originally practiced by medicine people in Hawaii and was handed down through generations. Each family had their own style and approach to this treatment and Lomi Lomi was introduced to the greater world by Auntie Margaret Machado in the 1970’s. Lomi Lomi integrates long strokes, full-body strokes, and at times, more than one area of the body will be massaged simultaneously. It is flowing-style massage.
What to Expect in a Session
Coconut oil is typically used in this massage. Draping is minimal at some points of the massage to facilitate full-body-length work and strokes. Depending on the presenting concerns and the client’s preferences, light to firm pressure is applied throughout the massage. Hip stretches may also be applied to loosen the low back and gluteal muscles.
The Benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage
The benefits include increased range of motion, reduced tension, decreased stress, and an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any Contraindications to Lomi Lomi Massage?
Virtually anyone can enjoy Lomi Lomi Massage, however, we do not provide Lomi Lomi Massage to those in their 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy because draping and positioning can be difficult during later stages of pregnancy.