It’s an understatement to say that the holiday season is stressful. With all the shopping, decorating, wrapping presents, writing out cards, and baking, it’s enough to make your head spin. Add in traveling or hosting holiday parties, and it can be hard to unwind. That is, unless you treat yourself (or your significant other) to a lomi lomi massage this holiday season.
What’s a Lomi Lomi Massage?
A lomi lomi massage is a traditional Hawaiian massage with Polynesian roots. It has a spiritual component of the Hawaiian philosophy of “Huna”. A basic premise of Huna is that it encompasses love and harmony.
This “loving hands” massage uses gentle strokes that work the muscles deeply using flowing, continuous strokes. The lomi lomi massage is a holistic healing approach where the masseuse and the client work in tandem to allow negative energy, toxins, and tensions to dissipate.
While its origins are ritualistic and spiritual, today the lomi lomi massage also promotes the flow of positive energy through the mind, body, and spirit. This full body form of Hawaiian massage also addresses limited range of motion issues and musculo-skeletal imbalances.
Discover These Benefits When You Get a Lomi Lomi Massage
A lomi lomi massage uses free-flowing long massage strokes to relax the mind, body, and spirit to bring about harmony. In a lomi lomi massage clients are often asked to focus on their breathing during their massage. Inhaling fresh air symbolizing the intake of fresh energy, while exhaling heals by expelling negative thoughts and tension. Finally, the massage practitioner speaks to the client about meditation, prayer, and their diet as a part of the holistic approach of the lomi lomi massage.
Besides offering relaxation, the mind-body connection of a lomi lomi massage can provide the following benefits:
- releases tension
- improves blood flow and circulation
- better oxygenation of tissues
- strengthens immune responses
- reduces stress
- improves state of mind
- glowing skin
- slow heart rate and reduce blood pressure
- better posture
- increases flexibility
- improves range of motion
- enhances better quality of sleep
- faster healing after an injury
- increased energy and vitality
Indulge yourself in the gentle rhythm and continuous contact of the lomi lomi massage at Bellezza med spa and discover the perfect balance of mind, body, and soul in harmony this holiday season.