Lomi Lomi is a traditional healing massage originating in ancient Hawaii that uses a combination of techniques, natural oils, and elements of prayer and breathing to restore energy and soothe the body.
It is also known as the 'loving hands' massage.
This name aids in expanding on its principles, in that this massage is gentle yet works deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes.
Lomi Lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body release its negative behaviour, which can cause stress and strains akin to muscle tension.
We use macadamia and coconut oils to moisturise during the massage to ensure that smooth strokes are maintained in addition to nourishing the skin.
The Practitioner uses hands, forearms and body weight to create extended, fluent, continuous strokes that glide delicately across the body.
Hawaiian Massage meets the requirements of modern life by providing a thoroughly nurturing and enriching experience.
Traditionally, Lomi Lomi Massage has an imperative spiritual component, therefore we commence the massage by saying a prayer. This massage incorporates the Hawaiian concept of Aloha, which means love, affection, compassion and unification to promote harmony, although Aloha has an even deeper cultural and spiritual significance to native Hawaiians. Even in modern life, we conserve the massage focus with love and intention. This massage benefits all areas of your health, well-being and awareness by unblocking energy flows, whilst additionally assisting with low self esteem, stress, a lack of confidence and those affected by trauma. But on a more physical level, this unique practice relieves muscle tension and assists blood and lymph flow, as well as eliminating toxin accumulations within the body to rejuvenate the client and instil a sense of peace, harmony and wellbeing.
The contrast between Lomi Lomi Massage and other massages lies in the Hawaiian traditions woven into the massage, including the belief that 'loving hands' help you release not only physical tension but also mental, emotional and spiritual blockages.
What to expect
Traditionally, Lomi Lomi massage is performed with the client lying on a hand-woven mat on the floor.
However, we will situate you on a Hawaiian massage couch. Instead of being covered with a myriad of towels, we will preserve client modesty with a small sheet to avoid interrupting the continuous flow of the massage.
Lomi Lomi traditionally commences with a period of stillness and it is during this moment that a traditional Lomi Lomi prayer is spoken asking for whatever healing is required. However, you can choose to go straight into the massage if you would prefer.
At Pende Aesthetics we work intuitively with the client's body to produce fluid, rhythmic strokes to release and shift tensions.
We may make full-body or under-body strokes, lightly stretch your limbs or carefully rotate your joints, all of which are believed to extricate the client's energy flow. This technique will be performed very gently to remain within the parameters of the client's comfort zone and level of resistance.
Course of 10 Lomi Lomi Massages