Loving Touch of Hawaii"
is a unique healing massage which has been handed down through Hawaiian families
for generations. Traditionally each family started the day with a lomilomi
massage to restore the vigour and vitality of radiant health.
Hawaiian people view all aspects of the body as one and believe that the
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual are all part of the ."whole
self". Thus the intent of lomilomi is to free energy flow and restore
balance to mind, body and spirit by working through these levels.
is known as "the loving touch" and respect, focus, presence and the
breath are all extremely important on the part of the practitioner.
massage is given in a fluid, rhythmic motion which works with the body's natural
flow and rhythm. The forearms are used for much of the massage and different
parts of the body may be massaged at the same time, such as a shoulder and
thigh. Under‑body and full body strokes are used to link the body and
bring it back into balance, thus instilling a deep sense of peace, harmony and
wellbeing within the recipient.
stimulates the nerves and blood supply to help relieve the body of stress and
tension, improves blood and lymph flow to assist with the body's natural
elimination of wastes and toxins, and helps relieve the body of the stress of
physical ailments and clear emotional blocks.
massage has been described as the motion of gentle waves sweeping over your body
in complete rhythm with yourself and finding the easiest way to remove any areas
completion of a lomilomi massage, the recipient
will feel grounded and deeply relaxed, and the process will continue long after.
Lomilomi can only ever be described as a personal experience and the best way to understand it is to try it.
* Thanks to Cath Tyler for this submission.