What to Expect during Sacred Lomi Lomi ?
Have you ever transcended time and space during a massage and felt your cells being blessed?
Lomi lomi, the Hawaiian healing art form of massage, has been described by Aunt Margaret Machado (the first Hawaiian to get licensed in massage) and others as "loving touch." However, lomi is more than technique. It is a life style and a journey to know one's self on a deeper level.
Every lomi session begins with pule (Prayer) and intention. There are different styles depending on the lineage and what was offered in their 'Ohana (family). One of my mentors, Robert Ganske, says simply, "Lomi begins when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night. I ask myself, how can I contribute?"
What to Expect -
Your Sacred Lomi experience will take place in a comforting, calm, clean well-heated space surrounded by beauty inspired
by the big Island.
Hand blended aromatherapy oils, and a combination of music will allow you to be carried away by this wavelike massage.
Sacred Lomi begins by setting the intention that this moment
is a celebration of self. I sometime invoke the sounds of a singing bowl to signal that a journey of relaxation is about to commence.
It’s about being present and supportive and encouraging deep
breath. There is generous use of warm oils. So dress and plan accordingly for when you leave.
Sacred Lomi embraces the integrated whole being-physical, emotional, and energetic. The flowing circular runs
nurture and embrace clearing out old patterns and awakening new vision. By completely letting go and surrendering to this treatment you will experience unconditional love and acceptance and may reconnect or find your most authentic self. It can sometimes bring about an intense emotional reaction or release.
Lomi to me is to contemplate in nature and nurtures the soul, spirit and body in a much deeper way than a traditional massage."
For those who feel only "deep" work is true massage, I simply offer that Lomi is less invasive but no less effective. Poetically described, "Lomi, in essence, is like floating on a raft in a peaceful lake. You are invited to deeply relax and release stress, to clear my mind and allow yourself to simply be in the moment."
For many who come and experience Lomi for the first time, they often describe it as "the best massage experience ever".
I invite you to try this unique experience for yourself and to make it a regular part of your life, not simply a one time luxury.
I write about things that I myself need to be mindful of. ways in which I would like to improve. It is not from the perspective of preaching - but rather writing helps me work out what I myself need to do - we are all in this together.