Trying Lomi Lomi massage for the first time
Lomi Lomi massage can treat a wide variety of conditions, but most often is used to create a healing environment within the body by relaxing the client, rather than targeting a specific physical problem.
The healing benefits of Lomi Lomi massage are many, including
- Improved circulation for detoxifying the body
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Release of muscle tension
- Deep sense of relaxation.
If you think Lomi Lomi might be useful for you, ask Lyn at Soul Bird Healing about it. Many licensed massage therapists incorporate Lomi Lomi techniques into Swedish and sleep massages.
Lomi Lomi massage are continuous, fluid strokes applied by the hands, forearms, and elbows to the client’s body. The movements of the practitioner flow seamlessly from one area of the body to the next, with few breaks or transitions.
Since Lomi Lomi strokes will move over various organs and joints of the body, the practitioner must use a delicate and skilled touch to avoid unnecessary pressure on sensitive areas.
Because of the long, flowing nature of the strokes, traditional lomi lomi is performed without a top or bottom sheet to allow the practitioner to glide from one area of the body to the next.. Towels are used for privacy as needed.
However, many lomi lomi practitioners now use top and bottom sheets. While this limits the fluidity of the movements somewhat, it may make customers more comfortable.
Before you get your first Lomi Lomi massage, be sure to ask the therapist what their draping technique is so you don’t wind up with any awkward surprises.