Maitri - Wellness Massage
For Body and Mind
|Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomilomi, meaning "massage" in the Hawaiian language. Lomi
means "to rub, press, squeeze, massage; to work in and out".
Lomilomi is a holistic healing tradition beyond simple massage.
A fundamental assumption of Huna is that everything seeks harmony and everything seeks love. One of the alternate names
for Lomi Lomi is "Loving Hands" massage. Because it works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing
strokes, totally nurturing the body and, enabling the recipient to relax, give in and simply be.
This flowing with total energy, using the long continuous, flowing strokes, combined with the very loving touch, relaxes the
entire being, assisting in a letting go of old beliefs, patterns and behaviours that cause limitations and which are stored in the
cells of our body.
In terms of energy flow, an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. Lomi Lomi helps release
the blockages, whilst at the same time giving the energy new direction. Thus Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experience; it
also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well.
Illness is a state of tension, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement. Lomi Lomi helps release this and
therefore facilitates the road to healing. Lomi Lomi makes stress and tension relieved, assits blood and lymph flow and
stimulates the elimination of wastes and toxins.
The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. A feature is that different parts of
the body may be massaged at the same time, for example one arm or hand may be working on a shoulder and the other
hand may be working on the opposite hip. This assists the recipient in totally relaxing as it is extremely difficult for the brain
to focus on the two different areas at once.
Because the practitioner works intuitively, a massage may be slow and very relaxing or at times it may be a little faster and
more invigorating and enlivening to the body. Sometimes the recipient may experience an emotional release as the
massage can release and shift negative emotions, negative beliefs and other "stuff" that has been stored in the cells of the
body, with the healing effects of the massage continuing long after the massage is over.
It is excellent for people with conditions such as:
• grief or loss
• physical discomfort or injuries
• detoxification and waste removal
• improving the immune system
• stimulating lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems
• releasing muscle tension
• improving flexibility
• improving muscle tone
Clients are encouraged to focus on their breath during the massage. Inhaling allows you to draw fresh energy and
inspiration into yourself and exhaling allows you to expel tension and negative thoughts.
This massage is only given to women