The temple massage
The Lomi Lomi is the traditional Hawaiian massage. To call it just a massage wouldn't do it justice. For many people it's floating and flowing moves have something of a meditative quality.
The person who receives the massage is dissolving into a state of complete mental and physical relaxation.
Lomi Lomi uses a lot of warm oil, which enables the practitioner to reach underneath the clients body in an effortless and gliding manner. The sensation of weightlessness is being generated. Many guests describe the experiences as if their body is being carried away by warm soothing waves.
There are many forms of Lomi Lomi. I practice temple-style massage, originally taught by Kahu Abraham.
Because of it's unique form it is essential to understand that during a Lomi Lomi session, client and practitioner are getting physically very close. For people who haven't made a similar experience this can be quite overwhelming and intense. I do advise new clients who wish to book a Lomi Lomi to try out first the deep relaxation massage at the Body-Praxis to have an easier access to this form of body work.