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Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage

Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian massage practice that soothes and relaxes the body, offering profound healing. Lomilomi mirrors the nature of all things and responds to the specific needs of the body, mind and spirit, restoring the connection to ourselves, our hearts, and the natural world. Lomilomi can be offered in a light application or deep tissue style.

Therapeutic Massage

Massage can create specific physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. Massage can help manage stress, reduce fatigue, increase energy, improve concentration, reduce blood pressure, balance emotions, exercise and stretch weak or tight muscles, promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue, and much more.

CranioSacral Therapy
 
CranioSacral Therapy is designed to balance the body and release energetic and physical blocks from the top of the head to the base of the spine. The treatment is performed with a very light application, and is suitable for a wide variety of people of different ages and sensitivities.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a relaxing and profound work that opens the lymphatic system gently and with very light pressure, painlessly stimulating healthy functioning of the immune system.

 

 


Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian massage practice that soothes and relaxes the body, offering profound healing. Once passed on only through the Hawaiian Ohana (family) line, Lomilomi was brought forward in the last 50 years to be learned by others through the vision and commitment of Auntie Margaret Machado.

 

 Lomi Lomi.jpg Lomilomi massage is given in the spirit of aloha; with compassionate awareness and loving kindness. Imitating the movement of the waters of the sea, the wind, the earth and the flow of the elements, Lomilomi mirrors the nature of all things and responds to the specific needs of the   body, mind and spirit, restoring the connection to ourselves, our hearts, and the natural world. The atmosphere and movements of this practice are designed to remind you of the beautiful and sacred pathway home to who you truly are.

 

  There are many layers to Lomilomi. Lomilomi can be offered in a light application or deep tissue style (Lokulomi) to ease tension and relieve stress. The rhythmic, fluid method of the work enables the receiver to experience deeper massage comfortably, while the body releases with peace and grace. Many people say that they feel a sense of calm and energy all at once as a result of a treatment.

 
  The benefits of a Lomilomi massage include pain relief, restoration of energetic and physical balance, detoxification and deep relaxation. Lomi nurtures and encourages the health of the  body’s immune system. A practical aid for the release of headache pain, Lomi can reduce the pain and instance of migraines and other aches and pains of daily living. It is particularly helpful for encouraging the health and proper flow of the deeper lymphatic system; removing toxins and waste products that are developed in the course of daily life from the muscles and tissues, allowing them to exit through the natural pathways of the body.
Duration:
30, 60 and 90 minutes
Cost:
$40, $65, $90

Therapeutic massage can be a powerful ally in your healthcare program. Research shows the enormous benefits of massage ranging from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. The medical community is actively embracing bodywork and massage is becoming an integral part of health care. Hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

 

Massage can create specific physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. Many diseases can be stress related and stress ages us internally and externally. Massage can help manage stress and:

  • Reduce fatigue
  • Increase energy
  • Improve concentration
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Balance emotions
  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Alleviate low-back pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Enhance immunity
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve skin condition
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Decrease depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins
  • Relieve migraine pain
  • Reduce arthritis pain and stiffness
  • Increased pulmonary function and peak air flow in asthma sufferers

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Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits


Receiving a massage regularly as part of a self-care program can significantly affect how healthy and youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is an investment in your health. Consider massage appointments a necessary part of your health and wellness plan and establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

 

 

Duration:
30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Cost:
$40, $65, $90
Additional Information:
Client either lies on massage table or sits in massage chair (accommodations can be made for a client’s physical limitations)

CranioSacral Therapy is designed to balance the body and release energetic and physical blocks from the top of the head to the base of the spine. The treatment is performed with a very light application, and is suitable for a wide variety of people of different ages and sensitivities.

 

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, CST releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headachespurple flowers
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Emotional Difficulties
    • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
    • Fibromyalgia & other Connective Tissue Disorders
    • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
    • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Duration:
1 hour
Cost:
$65
Additional Information:
Client is clothed and on massage table

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a relaxing and profound work that opens the lymphatic system gently and with very light pressure, painlessly stimulating healthy functioning of the immune system and encouraging the production of antibodies. Among other benefits, lymphatic work reduces swelling, edema and muscular tension, relieves many symptoms of chronic pain, eases inflammation and increases range of motion. It offers great benefits to those experiencing the effects of fibromyalgia.

 

LDT enables me to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. LDT work uses flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The results can be: 

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Anti-aging effects
    • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
    • Relief of chronic pain
    • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
    • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
    • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue
Duration:
Face session 30-45 minutes, Full body 1 - 1 1/2 hour
Cost:
$45, $65
Additional Information:
Client is on massage table and can be clothed for face only session; undergarments can be worn for full body session.

Gary W. Viehdorfer • LMT, MAT, CFII, Usui Reiki Master • OR 14894, HI 11376 • Phone: 503-480-9674 • Contact