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.
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.