Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is one part of traditional Native Hawaiian medicine. A Lomi Lomi massage is like no other.
The word “lomi,” means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.” I use palms, forearms, elbows, fingers, and knuckles to knead and stroke all the muscles of the body.
Through the wisdom of Hawaiian and Polynesian tradition, it will assist your body in balancing and aligning the spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional aspects thereby greatly reducing stress.
Intuitive movement, breathing, rhythm and loving focused intention is also involved, bringing awareness and healing to all parts of the body, mind, and spirit.
Lomi Lomi massage reaches into a cellular level, bringing forth therapeutic effects that will leave you feeling relaxed, uplifted, rejuvenated, and inspired.
Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is one part of traditional Native Hawaiian medicine and was only passed down in families until the early 1970s, when a few Hawaiian teachers began teaching this massage therapy technique to non-Hawaiians. The popularity of this technique spread quickly, and it’s now widely available.
Because lomi lomi was passed down in families, a number of styles of this massage exist. One of the first people to teach this massage to non-Hawaiians was Auntie Margaret Machado, who taught until her death in 2009, and many practitioners do the massage in her tradition.
However, a number of variations are available, including ones based on the teachings of another early teacher, Abraham Kawai’i. Some other names you might hear are Mana Lomi, Sacred Lomi or Hawaiian Temple Bodywork.