Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Traditionally Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage is performed on a soft mattress on the floor. You will learn how to perform the massage on a massage table.

Hawaiian massage, also known as Lomi Lomi or Ka Huna Massage is an ancient form of massage therapy that treats both the mind and the body. The Hawaiians see all aspects of the body as one and believe the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual are all parts of the individual ‘whole’.

Lomi Lomi translates to Loving Hands. It is the written word for the traditional massage that has been done in Hawaii for many generations. There are probably more versions of lomi lomi than any other type of bodywork of the same name. Hawaiian Lomi Lomi has as many styles as it has practitioners. It has never been nationalised (like Shiatsu in Japan). It encompasses releasing and forgiving in order to bring all aspects of the self into alignment. It is holy and whollistic, sacred yet practical. It enables the physical and energetic systems of the body to flush out, transform and revitalise themselves, as the soft tissue is gently but firmly loosened, separated and loved.

The Treatment

The massage works by stimulating the natural flow of energy. The treatment may be slow and relaxing or faster and invigorating, but is generally deep and rhythmical, using the forearms, heel of hands and elbows in long flowing strokes.

It includes massage or bodywork, but is most importantly a state of mind. Technique is only one quarter or so of the lomi lomi treatment. By modern standards, the strokes are quite simple. In the ancient Hawaiian tradition prayer and cleansing proceeded any bodywork, herbs, plants and Hawaiian plants were used in all treatments.

Treatment Benefits

  • Improvement in circulation
  • Reduction in stress levels
  • Increased energy levels
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Helps improve joint mobility
  • Relaxes the body and improves mental concentration
  • Helps to relieve insomnia
  • Helps to promote a deep and lasting sense of peace

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes