Lomilomi is also called "Hawaiian massage"
Lomilomi is for all, men and women, but particularly to the ones who wish to stimulate the blood and lymphatic flow. It is also recommended for people prone to stress, because it helps them to relieve muscular tensions and regain serenity.
This exotic name is soothing to our ears and takes us on a voyage towards a Polynesian paradise…
Etymology: lomi means to knee, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, to caress. In Hawaiian, when a word or a vowel is repeated, it indicates an intensity or particular importance.
By extension, lomilomi represents the touch of excellence, the art of massage.
Like other traditional world massages, it stands on an ancient philosophy that is closer to the spirit of therapy than medicine. The sacred dimension is central to the Hawaiian tradition.
It is impossible to understand what lomilomi is without grasping the Hawaiian philosophy called Huna. It is a fundamental theory that all creatures search for universal harmony.
Huna stipulates that all cells in our body have a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual memory, that form an integral part of the whole.
The lomilomi is based on the ancestral belief that an energy called “Mana” circulates in your body. If the pain or the tension is felt, it is according to this approach that the energy is “frustrated”. This massage will precisely allow to re-harmonize the energy which circulates within us and to reconnect in this way all the parts within us.
In fact, the lomilomi addresses not only the body level but proceeds to affect all the different dimensions of well-being.
It is a massage that evokes the return to yourself and a return to nature.
Lomilomi massage lasts generally between an hour and fifteen minutes and an hour and thirty minutes. It starts with the introduction of a humble surroundings of tranquility and trust between the customer and the practitioner.
The massage rests on fluid and circular movements that imitate the movement of waves. To do so, you use your hands, forearms, and elbows.
It is a body massage in its totality, by four types of movements corresponding to the four elements :
• Earth element : a deep massage (induces some deep liberating movements, reinforcing the feeling of being sheltered, to be strong).
• Water element: fluid and enveloping (the fluidity of water, dissolves, a nourishing element that opens a path to help reconnect to your emotions, harmonization of subtle perceptions).
• Air element: a light massage (the air induces space, expansion, release, brings soothing reassurance and reconnect oneself to the world and universe).
• Fire element: a lively and energetic massage (induces warmth, joy, dynamism, stimulates and give willingness to undertake).
This massage stands on the belief that an energy “Huna” circulates within each of us, if this energy is "frustrated", stress and pain can appear.
The object is to eliminate at once the muscular tension of the body and the negative emotion accumulated.
The massage ends with a period of rest for a few minutes.
The rest period is important in the lomilomi massage in order to allow the body to regain its balance after having experienced intense stimulation at the muscular level as well as the fluids. It is important for the massaged person to integrate the benefits of the experience at all levels.
The Benefits of the Lomilomi Massage
The benefits of this technique are multiple: the massage is recommended for those with poor blood or lymphatic circulation, it soothes people under stress, anxiety, insomnia, because of the attention given to muscular tension.
The lomilomi is particularly recommended if you feel broken and stretched… A feeling that you recognize often after a disruption in your life: loss of a job, move, separation, loss of a loved one, etc. The lomilomi will help you to come back into action in harmony with yourself, and to deal freshly with the events. It is a way to avoid being a victim of what is happening and give yourself a little boost to help you get back on track, find serenity and interior peace.
The technique offers a well appreciated spiritual escape and lasting virtue.
Cœur Caraibes Client : 60 € / for 1h30 session
Outside Client: 75 € / for 1h30 session