The Lomi Lomi Massage!
Lomi Lomi means ‘rub’ or ‘massage’ in Hawaiian, is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique used to bring about physical as well as mental relaxation.
The Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage seeks to rid the body of physical and mental stress and free up the energy flow. This is done with a combination of breathing techniques and intuitive massage strokes.
How does Lomi Lomi help?
The Hawaiians look at things in terms of energy flow following the idea that a belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. Lomi Lomi helps release the blockage whilst at the same time giving the energy new direction. Thus Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experience but it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual level as well.
On the physical level through Lomi Lomi, stress and tension are relieved, blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated.
What happens during a Lomi Lomi massage?
The Lomi Lomi massage is given in fluid rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. It almost feels like gentle waves moving over the body. Aromatic oils are used for massaging.
The massaging is done using fingertips, thumbs, knuckles, forearms, elbows, palms and sometimes sticks. The massage can either be gentle or vigorous depending on your preference.
Benefits of a Lomi Lomi massage
- Relaxed nervous system
- Improved blood circulation and lymph flow
- Elimination of toxic waste and relief from body pain
- Rejuvenates the body
- Regular Lomi Lomi massages can be extremely beneficial to maintaining good health.
Note: Before getting a Lomi Lomi massage, it’s advisable to inform the massage therapist about pregnancy or medical problems because the massage techniques can then be adjusted to mitigate any possible risks. It’s also necessary to avoid drinking the night before the massage.
*Monalisa Beauty Salon and Spa in Mumbai is one of the few spas that have the Lomi Lomi massage. Call us and make an appointment if you’re in need of a Lomi Lomi massage.