Cost: 50 USD
Lomi Lomi bodywork is a powerful form of massage, introduced for the first time in Nepal at Purna Yoga Retreat. It is athese bodywork technique that comes from the ancient practices of Hawaii and Polynesia. In the past this massage has been performed as a rite of passage for the ones coming of age and as a ritual for people, before they were about to make important decisions or in transitional stages of life.
Today this technique is often referred to as the "loving hands" massage and this is a very accurate description of the essence of Lomi Lomi. The therapist works intuitively with the client, using long flowing strokes with their forearms and hands to massage the entire body top to toe and the rhythmic rocking motion of the strokes can be described as a sensation of being washed over by gentle waves. The therapist moves around the massage table in a dance like fluid motion and this is said to facilitate free and uninhibited flow of energy between the giver and the receiver, bringing about balance and harmony. This bodywork also includes stretches, joint rotation, under body and full body strokes that bring the receiver into a state of complete surrender and ultimate relaxation.
Lomi Lomi massage is more than just a physical experience, it facilitates healing on mental, emotional and spiritual levels and it takes you on a journey of self- discovery. Many people report the experience of feeling acceptance and letting go of unresolved issues that had been there for a long time. On a psychological and emotional level, this kind of bodywork can help to release fear and anxiety and gain better emotional stability.