Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage
The originality of Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage
Lomilomi Hawaiian massage is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of therapy for the treatment. The literary meaning of “Lomilomi” in Hawaiian is massage, squeeze and press. It is derived from the ancient Polynesians and it is the great healer of Hawaiian people. The early Polynesian
Lomilomi practitioners use their palms, fingers, elbows, knuckles, forearm, feet, knees and also stones and sticks during the massage
To get a better and broad understanding on Lomilomi massage, it is important to know the concept of Huna, which is mentioned and given a great emphasis on Hawaiian philosophy. The Huna expresses that in this world everything seek love and harmony. But it sounds strange and illogical that how it is related to massage. That can be well understood by one of the alternative terms and names for Lomilomi and that is massage by “loving hands”. That implies that the gentle movements and pressure of hands in your body can give great relief and relaxation if it is done with feeling and love.
The Hawaiians strongly believe and have the concept that emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels are the integrated part of the “whole” self and that should have balanced for well being. The Lomilomi massage therapy strongly works and treats the all levels.
How does it work?
Lomilomi is a massage therapy that works wonderfully for people having physical and mental tension and stress. The gentle and deep pressure on the effected areas with continuous flowing strokes brings the body to relaxation and relieves from pain and uneasiness.
The Hawaiians strongly believe that if the energy flow is not good in a body then it can cause physical and mental trauma. The Lomilomi therapy has great potentiality to regenerate your body system by abating pain, stress and tension. It is said that the Lomilomi massage therapy not only treat physical ailments but also work to enhance your spiritual, emotional and mental levels as well.
Lomilomi massage starts with silent and stillness between the therapist and the client, the therapist hands slowly rest on the client’s back and he quietly pray to the God to bless and heal the client during the massage.
The massage is generally given by using certain fluid, gentle and rhythmic motion on the body using the forearm, palms and fingers. Different parts of the body can be massaged simultaneously such as one hand may be working on the hips and other hand may be massaging the shoulder. Sometimes stone and sticks are used to massage the body. Lomilomi practitioners may also advice their clients to have systematic life style such as to practice mediation, performing prayers and change in food habits and so on.
The benefit of the Lomilomi Massage
There are great benefits from Lomilomi Massage therapy because it gives complete relaxation to the body, free from mental and physical tension.
It relieves all the chronic pains and muscular stiffness and tightness. It opens the energy path within your body. It boosts or enhances the nervous system.
It gives all round development of the physical and mental system.
Lomilomi massage was losing its grip due to the effect of political suppression, but again it regained its popularity. Presently it is prevalently practiced through out the world, especially in Japan and some European countries. It found to be one of the most effective and potential massage therapies in the world.
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