More Information about the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Level I DVD
By moving the palms, thumbs, knuckles and forearms in rhythmic, dance-like motions, the congested areas of the body are released and dispersed.
“Lomi Lomi” means to break up into small pieces. This massage style is intended to find congested areas of the body and disperse them through rhythmic movements. This is the dance of massage, and it is as enjoyable for the person giving it as it is for the person receiving it.
Lomi Lomi is an ancient art of healing massage, as shown in the following excerpt.
•Intro and Welcome
•Prayer (Pule) and breath connection
•Opening strokes - Greeting the back
•Left side wiggly - wiggly
•Four basic strokes - back and left side
•Lomi Lomi and friction on scapula
•Palm strokes, teres muscles, side strokes
•Back of arm and hand
•Re-connect back strokes
•Double forearm, feather strokes
•Top of sheet gluteous, forearm presses down leg
•Left leg, all four strokes
In 1803 Archibald Menzies wrote, "A number of natives placed themselves around us to lomilomi and pinch our limbs, an operation which we found on these occasions, very lulling and pleasing when gently performed."
- Lomi Lomi massage - means "healing, loving touch"
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