Lomi Lomi Massage – The Hawaiian Massage with a Spiritual Content

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The main objective of Lomi Lomi massage treatments, which is a type of Hawaiian Massage therapy, is to provide physical and spiritual wellness. It is a traditional type of massage that is very common in most massage parlours and spas in Hawaii. The massage therapist at first evaluates the patient’s physical and emotional condition and based on his findings, he uses massage strokes like rubbing on areas as deemed fit by him.

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The Lomi Lomi massage London provides a good and healthy constitution by healing, relaxing and balancing the energy within the body. Originating from Hawaii, this form of massage therapy has become very popular throughout the world and can be availed of, at the Spa at the Montcalm.

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The Lomi Lomi massage treatments therapy is based on the Huma philosophy of Hawaii which believes that it is essential to balance and harmonise both the body and mind in order to achieve good health and quality life because both the mind and full body are interlinked. Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage in London has become popular as it has a deeply spiritual content and it combines both physical and spiritual wellness. Traditionally, it was practiced by family members, native healers, warriors and servants of royalty.

Benefits of Lomi Lomi

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The various benefits of Lomi Lomi besides achieving harmony of mind, body and spirit include improved blood circulation, feeling of relaxation and relief of fear, anxiety and other negative emotions. Moreover, it removes blockages in the body’s natural flow of energy that leads to improvements in physical, emotional and mental health. Moreover, some studies have indicated that this massage therapy may help improve range of motion and reduce pain in people with low back pain and sciatica. It also helps in keeping blood pressure in check and enhancing functioning in people with arthritis and easing the pains of tension headaches.

The Lomi Lomi Massage Process

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Since the massage incorporates both physical and spiritual healing, it starts with a prayer by the massage therapist. Some practitioners pray silently before beginning, others softly chant prayers in Hawaiian. During earlier days, this therapy was only used by native healers and priests as a luxury treatment for the royalties.  After the prayer, the therapist checks the physical and mental condition of the patient and based on his assessment he decides as to what should be his course of action. Then he organises his treatment plan including the duration of the massage session, the pressure needed, the types of massage strokes and techniques to be adopted and the areas to be treated.

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The patient undergoing the massage therapy needs to take off all of his/her clothes and lie down on the massage table. However, he can cover parts of his body with a loose towel during the duration of the massage therapy. It is also possible to perform the Lomi Lomi massage if the patient is fully clothed. The massage table used doesn’t have a covering for the masseuse’s convenience during the therapy.

An application of oil massage is done on the patient’s skin to act as a lubricant for easy flowing strokes that the therapist does with his hands and forearms. The hands are used for rubbing, pressing, squeezing and other massage strokes while the forearm is designed for treating the deep tissues. The massage leads to the patient getting a relaxing and rejuvenating feeling of total body wellness accompanied by improvements with his blood and oxygen circulation, immunity boost, relief from full body pain and many more benefits.

Lomi Lomi massage therapy is meant for both physical and spiritual treatments and this is based on the Hawaiian’s belief in cell memories that can either affect or improve the whole condition of the body. Oriental types of massage therapy also follow similar principles that regard the importance of balancing the energy or life force inside the patient’s body to achieve healing, relaxation and to build defence against sickness. The massage therapist does not treat the client as an object that needs treatment but he looks at the patient with love, compassion and respect.

Visitors to London who are visiting The House of Hogarth for shopping or those who are visiting some of the 10 best parks in London can get fatigued at the end of a hectic day and for them availing of Lomi Lomi massage therapy would be an ideal thing to do.

Other Aspects of Lomi Lomi

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A number of healing modalities are incorporated in Lomi Lomi such as Swedish massage, hot stones massage, chiropractic or flowing arm movements. Authentic Hawaiian Lomi Lomi involves breath work as the therapist breathes deeply and encourages the patients to use specific breathing patterns. At different places in the world, this massage therapy is given in different environments varying from a thatched hut at water’s edge to a tranquil treatment room. An important aspect of the Lomi Lomi therapy is to forgive and let go of resentment. In some cases, Lomi Lomi entails the use of meditation, breathing exercises, and healing through herbal remedies. If you suffer from cancer or bleeding disorders, it is best to avoid vigorous or intense massages. It is best to consult your physician before using Lomi Lomi massage treatments.

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