Updated: Mar 8, 2022
If you're looking an authentic lomi lomi massage in Scottsdale, than look no further, I specialize in hawaiian lomi lomi massage.
Since posting my Instagram Reel of some of my techniques, I've been getting so many questions about the lomi lomi, so I'd figured it be best to write a post about it!
Lomi Lomi Massage Benefits:
Great way to meditate
Reduces muscle tension
Increases blood circulation
Improves range of motion and flexibility
What is Lomi Lomi Massage?
The word lomi can be interpreted to mean massage or loving touch. The fact that it is repeated twice indicates an emphasis of the meaning. Lomi is derived from the master healers in ancient Polynesia and was used as medicine for everyone! Commonly practiced amongst royalty and families including parents and children.
Lomi practitioners like myself incorporate the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’omana into their lomi lomi practice. Ho'omana means to empower.
Ho’omana is about connecting all aspects of what make you, you, so that you can be empowered to achieve whatever it is you desire. The ancient Hawaiians follow the idea that our energy can be blocked by our ideas and thoughts which then manifest as muscle tension. The lomi lomi is more than just a physical experience because it helps release these blockages, balancing the mind, body, and soul.
"Lomi, in essence, is like floating on a raft in a peaceful lake. You are invited to deeply relax and release stress, to clear my mind and allow yourself to simply be in the moment." -Edaward Miano, LMT
What to Expect?
Each session begins with an intention, set by the practitioner and by the client for any healing they would like to receive.
During this ancient practice, you will be completely saturated in warm organic coconut oil. Your therapist will use long, wave-like strokes over, under, and across your body. This sacred treatment will hold safe space for you to go through your own unique experience. Many describe feeling as if they are in a dream-like trance as you are cradled, rocked for the first time since you were a child–if ever.
Your practitioner will use keen intuition, their forearms and hands to work deeply, yet gently into the muscles. No two lomi lomi massages are the same, as the practitioner works intuitively with the client enabling the recipient to relax, give in, and simply be.
The experience is also unique in that different parts of your body are massaged at the same time. For example, you may have one forearm working the leg while another works the low back. Since the brain is unable to focus on two sensations at once it gives the client no choice but to relax. I've even had a few clients aske me if I have more than two arms or if I was an octopus as it's a feeling like no other!
Draping: Because of the continuous full body movements, draping will be minimal and your private areas will be covered with a towel. I'd like to note that this is a professional, respectful experience and no part of the body is ever unnecessarily exposed. For those with concerns, draping can surely me modified to match your comfort level. Watch below for traditional Temple Lomi Lomi drapingi:
The point of the lomi lomi massage is to work with the entire being to restore harmony. Expect your lomi login experience to be slow at times and more invigorating at others, depending on what your practitioner perceives as necessary. Some clients may experience and emotional release as the negative energy stored into the body is shifted. This is a time for your to not judge and have compassion for yourself so that you can let go and grow!
If you're in the Scottsdale Area, Book Now to experience the lomi lomi massage!
MasPaz Massage is located inside the Phenix Salon Suites in North Scottsdale
13610 N Scottsdale Rd #15-133
Scottsdale, AZ 85254