Most people who come to me for the Lomi Lomi massages session never had this experience before. Some of them never experienced any massage before. They don‘t know what to expect. And sometimes when we don‘t know, we are afraid or feel discouraged.
Lomi Lomi, is a very special and „different“ message (that‘s what most of my clients say about it) but it’s also just a holistic, therapeutic, efficient, and extremely relaxing bodywork practice with ancient traditional background.
Although each session is unique and different from the others, they all have some structure.
Different massage therapists or bodyworkers have a bit different style or protocol, so when you get Lomi Lomi from somebody else, it might look different. Please bear in mind that this is how I do Lomi Lomi Nui.
So, how does Lomi Lomi session with me look like?
When you come, we will start with a short talk. I will offer you some herbal tee and ask you a couple of questions – what do you need the most from this massage session? what results are you expecting?
I will ask about your health – if you had any injuries, or surgery recently, or if there is anything you want to share with me about your health or life situation. You will have time to ask me questions as well. I will also ask You to think for a moment and settle in your mind your intention for this session, like what you want to release from your body, from your life, and what you want to invite to your body and your life instead. It might be as simple as ‘I just want to relax my tight muscles and feel more with ease in my life’ or as profound as ‘I’m in the life-transforming moment and I need some insights or guidance’. It depends only on you and you don’t have to share this intention with me.
Then I will give you some time in privacy so you can get ready for the session. Leaving the room I will ask you to think about the intention You settled previously and light a candle, then take off your clothes (to your comfort zone)* and jewelry, put your hair up if it‘s long, lie down on the massage table (on your belly), and cover your body with a pareo/sarong.
* During a Lomi Lomi Nui session, your genitals are not massaged and are covered at all times. If you are comfortable with removing your underwear, I can massage your sides, hips, and buttocks. If for some reason you want to keep your underwear on, that’s fine too – in that case, I just recommend that you don’t wear your favorite panties, as they can get oily.
If you can‘t lie on your belly (because, for example, you have some health issues preventing you from lying in this position) I will place you on your side or back.
When you are ready, lying comfortably on a heated massage table, I will come to the room and adjust your position on the table – I will bend your arms and place them next to your body, and rotate your knees and feet a little bit outwards. If you have problems with your, neck, knees, or shoulders, I will make all the necessary adjustments to make sure that you feel comfortable.
After that, I will turn on the music and begin the massage. First I will uncover you, leaving your genitals covered with a pareo. I will then apply warm oil on your body and start massaging – usually from the back, moving to the arms and legs. I will be moving your body a lot – bending your legs, stretching and lifting them gently, moving fluently your head, arms, and legs – and you don‘t need to help me in any way, you can just be and breathe.
When I‘m finished massaging your back, I will ask you to turn over:
I will first cover you again with the pareo, then give you a moment to turn, and I will continue massage on the front of your body beginning from your head and shoulders, releasing tensions in this, usually very tight area. And then I will be – again – moving your body a lot, uncovering the parts that I will be massaging – so your arms, legs, abdomen, and chest. Breasts are not massaged in Lomi Lomi Nui, but I will uncover your chest and massage the chest bone and in-between ribs. I will also be doing under-body movements – putting one or two hands under your body and massage your back in this position. Which is extremely pleasant and relaxing and pretty unique.
The last thing I will massage will be your face.
The whole massage will be around 1.5 h or 2h depending on your chosen option and on what will happen during the session. Every massage is unique and sometimes closing the process demands some extra time.
When the massage is finished, I will cover you with a pareo, turn the music down and give you some time just to lie down, observe, and gently come back, as long as you need. After the massage, I will again give you some time in privacy so you can get dressed and take a shower if you’d like; then we will have a moment to talk if there will be a need for that. I can share with you my insights and answer your questions if some appear during or after the session. And I will offer you heaps of water 🙂 which is very helpful after any kind of bodywork and supports the cleansing process, which began during the massage session.