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Lomi Lomi Massage

Aug 17, 2007
Lomi Lomi is an ancient massage used by the people of Hawaii. Originally, special people known as "ka po'e lomilomi" performed this massage. The massage practitioner use their elbows, feet, knees, fingers, knuckles, palms, forearms, and even sticks and stones. Styles differ according to family, and regional islands.

The Lomi Lomi massage therapy is based on the idea of massaging with loving hands. It works deeply yet gently into the muscles. Continuous flowing strokes are used, to caress and relax the body. This is one of the best stress relieving techniques. The therapist will often do a Hula Hula dance around the massage table to create atmosphere and the right energy flow for the massage.

There were 4 reasons that this massage was originally used for:

1. Healing- by local doctors
2. A relaxation and aid to digestion-used by the ruling chiefs
3. A restorative massage-often used by families
4. The Hawaiian martial arts masters

The massage therapist uses large, broad strokes. They often gather herbs and say a prayer before starting, regarding the purpose the patient is having the massage done for. The atmosphere should be one of intense peace and quiet, with an air of complete stillness. Hawaiian people believe that when the body is tense it will also block nerves and cause all sorts of problems. This massage is meant to relax and soothe the body.

This technique both relaxes the body with soft slow strokes and energizes it with slightly faster ones. This means that you will release tension and also feel more energetic after a Lomi Lomi massage.

Lomi Lomi massage has become well known internationally. It is especially popular in Japan and Europe. Lomi Lomi massage therapists who have been taught in traditional ways are highly selective, and will not work in any random massage parlors or Spas. Ideally they prefer the tranquil atmosphere of the home or in a quiet private setting. Because this type of therapy is a holistic approach to health, the massage therapists sometimes recommend other natural techniques to their patients.

This ancient massage therapy, which is steeped in traditions, is one of the nicest ways to relax and relieve your stress. Tension and stress give rise to many ailments and are very detrimental to your health. You can look up therapists on the Internet and also learn more about this "loving hands" massage. Try a Lomi Lomi massage today and feel your stress disappear and your overall health improve.
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Zach Thompson is a Glyconutrients Representative. His clients range from actresses to pro athletes. You can get a free Glyconutrients consultation by visiting Glyconutrients. Clinical studies have shown that glyconutrients can help balance your immune system.
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