A Definitive Guide To Lomi Lomi Massage
What you’ll learn
- 1. Lomi & DTM intro
- 2. The Skeletal system
- 3. Skull, Spine & Bone
- 4. The Muscular System
- 5. The Circulatory System
- 6. The Skin
- 7. The Endocrine System
- 8. The Lymphatic System
- 9. Lomi Lomi & DTM
- 10. Lomi DTM Swedish
- 11. About Lomi Lomi Massage
- 12. Lomi Lomi & DTM legs & back
- 13. Lomi Lomi front of body
- 14. Lomi Lomi face massage
- 15. Congratulation on lomi & DTM
1.5 total hours
- You will need a device and internet connection to stream videos.
- Must be understand English well enough to follow the instructions.
What is lomi lomi massage?
Therapists performing a lomi lomi massage use a combination of breathing and free-form instinctive techniques to open energy pathways, release tension, and remove blockages. The entire body is massaged with long, rhythmic, and sweeping strokes using the hands and forearms, and different parts of the body are often massaged at the same time. Lomi lomi massage can help lower blood pressure and improve circulation, flexibility and immune response. It is also known as Hawaiian lomi lomi full body massage.
History of lomi lomi massage
The word ‘lomi’ in the Hawaiian language means ‘to knead, to rub, or to soothe,’ as well as ‘the sacred shift that is inspired by the healing kahuna’. The word ‘kahuna’ is derived from ‘huna’, meaning ‘secret knowledge’. The word ‘lomi’ is said twice for emphasis.
Lomi lomi massage was made famous through Hawaiian tourism, but it is also a traditional practice in the neighbouring Polynesian Islands. Hawaiians were said to be the bearers of the ‘light of knowledge’ that surrounded this spiritual practice, and the sacred gift was passed down from generation to generation.
Lomi lomi practices varied by family, region and island and evolved over hundreds of years. Practitioners generally used their forearms, palms, fingers, knuckles, knees, elbows, feet and even stones and sticks during the massage, with or without an emollient (moisturiser).
Like all endeavours in ‘old Hawaii’, lomi lomi was conducted with intention and prayer, and was practised in four contexts:
As a healing practice of native healers
As a luxury, and an aid to digestion
As a restorative massage within a family
By ʻōlohe lua, who were masters of the Hawaiian martial arts
After American missionaries arrived in 1820, many people living in the Kingdom of Hawaii were converted to Christianity, and various laws were introduced to prohibit ‘heathen’ worship and healing practices. The Legislature of the Kingdom banned curing through ‘superstitious methods’ in 1886, however, it was not subject to legislation until 1945. In 1947, the Board of Massage was established to regulate lomi lomi massage.
The law required practitioners to pass a written test on physiology, anatomy and massage theory. Many renowned native healers were unwilling or unable to pass the test, and lomi lomi as a restorative massage was forced underground. However, Legislature passed in 2001 allowed native practitioners to be certified by the Hawaiian medical board. This law is still controversial among some native practitioners, but those who are certified (but not licensed) can still provide lomi lomi without fear of prosecution under Hawaii state law.
Who this course is for:
- Muscle, Tension, Stimulation, Flexibility, Heightened, Alertness, Reduced, Anxiety
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