Hawaiian Kahuna or Lomi Lomi Massage

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Lomi Lomi Massage


A Hawaiian massage, also called Lomi Lomi or Kahuna massage, is a wonderful way to treat muscles to some island-style relaxation. Based on ancient Polynesian techniques that date back centuries, Lomi Lomi massage consists of flowing massage strokes used to release tension and create a feeling of rejuvenation in the body.


According to the Huma philosophy of Hawaii, the mind and the body are invariably interlinked and mutually interdependent. Good health depends on having both aspects in an harmonious balance.


Just as yoga is meant as both a physical and mental form of meditation, Lomi Lomi massage is meant to soothe not only the muscles but the spirit as well. It is sometimes used as part of a holistic treatment for depression and anger management, and may also be recommended to treat medical problems such as digestive troubles. Originally, those skilled in Lomi Lomi massage were often great healers and martial arts trainers.


Today, a Lomi Lomi massage may use a variety of techniques both traditional and from other types of massage such as Swedish or deep tissue styles. There are no definitive Lomi Lomi massage techniques. These are determined on a case basis, depending upon the client’s requirements.


Aromatic oils are used for massaging. The massaging is done using fingertips, thumbs, knuckles, palms, sides of palms, forearms, elbows, knees and even sticks and stones. The massaging may be gentle or vigorous, and the rhythmic strokes kept continuous and flowing. The massage therapist may massage different body parts simultaneously as this brings about greater relaxation. Gauging the client's resistance and comfort level, the body is gently stretched and the joints rotated. The massage therapist may hum or dance while carrying out the massage. Humming and dancing are thought to unblock, vibrate and amplify the energy levels. The Lomi Lomi therapist does not seek to heal, but instead to facilitate healing.


Before getting a Lomi Lomi massage, it is advisable to inform the massage therapist about any medical problems, pregnancy or pregnancy-related issues. The massage techniques can then be adjusted to mitigate any possible risks. It is also necessary to avoid eating and drinking right before the massage.


Benefits


The benefits of the Lomi Lomi massage are:


•    relaxes the nervous system


•    improves blood circulation and lymph flow


•    eliminates toxic waste


•    relieves muscle stiffness and body aches and pains


Lomi Lomi massage rejuvenates the body and instills a feeling of peace and well-being.


Regular massages aid recovery from physical exercise and will help you maintain exceptionally good health.