Lomi Lomi means to rub or knead, its the Hawaiian word for the physical act of massage but it is much more than a physical movement.
Lomi Lomi is a beautiful healing, spiritual massage which is part of the culture of the Polynesians and the Shamanic Healers of Hawaii. Originally it would have been part of the ritual of healing and passing down of wisdom or Huna. This would be gifted at sacred times in our lives as a ‘Rite of Passage’. Honouring our journey through life and connecting us to spirit, our body, community and nature.
In our busy lives we don’t take time to honour our body, spirit and our journey through life. We can feel disconnected or feel that something is missing. Lomi Lomi seeks to reconnect you, helping you to relax fully into your body.
In Hawaii, Lomi Lomi tradition has been passed down through the family and each has its own distinct style. It is a free flowing massage and often the strokes are long, gliding over the length of the body in a very relaxing, organic, wave like motion. It is guided by intuition so does not follow a set pattern.
Your mind will stop trying to map the massage strokes and you will relax into the movement, your body welcoming the touch and the healing energy. Lomi Lomi supports you to trust and let go of anything in your body and mind which no longer serves you.
Part of the ritual of the Lomi Lomi massage is Ho’o Pono Pono which means to make right, be in right standing with yourself, those around you, your community and the earth. It’s an act of forgiveness and letting go of pain.
During your massage the spirit of Ho’o Pono Pono is silently invoked and Huna is transmitted in the tradition of the ancient Hawaiian Shamans. All while you are being massaged with delicious skin soothing coconut oil.