Lomi lomi massage is a Hawaiian healing tradition. Massage Therapists use various tools from the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet, even sticks and stones. Lomi Lomi combines the use of prayer (pule), breath (ha), and energy (mana).
Traditionally in ancient Hawaii lomilomi was practiced:
- As a healing practice of native healers
- As a luxury and an aid to digestion, especially by the ruling chiefs
- As restorative massage within the ohana or family
- By ʻōlohe lua ( Hawaiian martial artists)
Lomilomi helps to spiritually unblock you, enhance your well being and aid in healing chronic diseases.
Traditionally LomiLomi was performed with prayer and intention.
Creator Hawaiian kupuna (elder) Auntie Margaret Machado describes lomilomi as “praying” work.
“When a treatment is to be given, the one who gives the treatment first plucks the herbs to be used. He prays as he picks the herbs. No one should call him back or distract his attention, all should be as still as possible for they do not want the vibration broken. They knew the laws of vibration. They knew the power of the spoken word. They knew Nature. They gathered the vibration of the plentiful.”
Massage Therapists who offer Lomi Lomi: Mary McHugh and Kristin Chir (Kailua Massage)