The Lomi Lomi massage is a particular type of massage that originates from Hawaii.
The purpose of the Lomi Lomi massage is not simply to achieve physical well-being, but also to achieve well-being and harmony with oneself and with the environment around them.
The purpose of the Lomi Lomi massage is to exert a regenerative effect and provide the individual with a psychophysical well-being, making them achieve a state of harmony between body, mind and the surrounding environment.
Going into more details, the tradition says that the Lomi Lomi massage is performed in order to restore the vital energy, defined as “mana”, of the individual.
The Lomi Lomi massage is used especially in the presence of the following disorders and conditions in order to counteract, alleviate or facilitate their resolution:
Stress and mental fatigue;
Depressive type symptoms (not pathological);
Emotional worries and discomforts
Muscle, bone and joint pain, even chronic;
Trauma and injuries to the muscles and / or the osteoarticular system.
Just before the Lomi Lomi massage begins, heated basalt stones can be used to promote and increase the individual’s relaxation.
Generally, the massage begins in the prone position (belly down), starting from the nape of the neck, then the back, arms, legs, hands and feet are massaged; finally, the individual is placed face down (supine position) and the manipulations are also resumed in the front part of the body.
What benefits should the Lomi Lomi massage bring?
In addition to finding harmony within and with the external environment, the Lomi Lomi massage provides a series of psychophysical benefits.
Expected benefits on a psychic level
Lomi Lomi massage is credited with the ability to bring the following beneficial effects on a mental level:
Encourage relaxation, counteract stress and worries;
Infuse feelings of calm and tranquility;
Convey optimism and serenity;
Achieve psychic balance;
Improve the individual’s disposition to act;
Increase awareness of yourself and your potential.
Expected benefits on a physical level
Regarding the expected benefits on a physical level, according to supporters of the Lomi Lomi massage, it is capable of:
Improve blood and lymphatic circulation;
Relieve and even eliminate muscular and osteoarticular pain, even chronic ones;
Improve joint motility and muscle tone;
Stimulate digestive and gastrointestinal functions;
Improve the functionality of the urogenital system;
Improve the functionality of the respiratory system.
Although Lomi Lomi massage is considered a fairly safe practice, as is the case with all types of massage, there are conditions for which manipulation is not indicated.
More in detail, the use of Lomi Lomi massage is contraindicated in the following situations:
Presence of skin diseases and disorders (such as infections, eczema, dermatitis, bruises, burns, etc.);
Presence of cardiovascular pathologies (for example, atherosclerosis, hypertension, phlebitis, thrombosis, hemorrhage, myocardial infarction, even in the period after the heart attack, etc.);
Presence of ongoing infectious pathologies;
Presence of acute inflammatory states;
Presence of kidney pathologies;
Presence of inflammatory bowel diseases;
Presence of serious pathologies such as, for example, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, osteoporosis, etc.
In the presence of menstruation and premenstrual syndrome.