Spa Lomi is a variation of Lomilomi, a ceremonial Hawaiian Massage modality. Lomilomi carries a rich, spiritual and cultural heritage. Often passed down through generations of practitioners within family and community settings, Lomilomi is viewed by many as a life- long vocational calling. Healers trained in this tradition incorporate personal spiritual views, dietary preferences, and connection to nature into their experience of the discipline.
Spa Lomi is a modality that hearkens back to this meaningful tradition. While Lomilomi is not often practiced in massage therapy clinics, Spa Lomi was developed to provide an adaptation of this beautiful, deeply restorative practice.
Much like a dynamic dance, Spa Lomi incorporates long, fluid wave-like movements that soothe and relax the body. In comparison to massage techniques that only involve use of the therapist’s hands, Spa Lomi incorporates the practitioner’s palms, knuckles, forearms, elbows, and upper arms in long gliding strokes.
The primary purpose of Spa Lomi massage therapy is to support an individual’s ability to experience any or all of the following:
- Reconnection with our Biorhythms
- Full Body Integration
- Activation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System
- Grief Recovery
- Aid in Depression Relief
- Increased Circulation
- Support of Lymphatic Drainage
How does Spa Lomi support healthy biorhythms?
Spa Lomi derives inspiration from the ebb and flow of the ocean tides. Just as the natural world around us has its own unique rhythms, so too our bodies have natural rhythms. Each of us have optimal natural rhythms that allow our body to create a sense of homeostasis or well-being. During times of transition, busyness or stress, our bodies can feel out of rhythm. The rhythmic nature of Spa Lomi with it’s fluid strokes refreshes our body’s memory of its own rhythm. The gentle movements provide a soothing experience which allows us to let go of things that challenge us and reconnect with our inner resilience.