I have been practicing Lomi Lomi Massage for about 11 years now. I use the term practicing because every massage that I do is different. Every person that I touch has different needs. My massage is based on the beautiful Lomi movements that are adjusted in pressure and focus to suit the recipient in the moment. Lomi Lomi is a very intuitive massage that requires me, the practitioner to tune into the client and what is most needed for them at the time. Sometimes the physical issues are most prominent which is where my Gokhale training particularly helps. Sometimes it’s emotional issues causing blockages. This does not mean that I take on people’s issues or do something completely different every time. It involves tuning in to what is appropriate for each individual. I act as a catalyst to help remove blockages and free up energy that causes pain and discomfort. Sometimes the work can be quite deep in certain areas of the body that are holding onto a lot of tension. But it is always balanced with more gentle movements as to make the experience pleasurable overall.
I love giving this massage almost as much as the person receiving it. I recommend 90 minutes as this massage gently allows the person to relax and unwind. After a period of time the body lets go. I can see a physical change in the muscles as they soften. They become easier to manipulate when the recipient lets go. Many of my clients say that they feel lighter and more relaxed. Some people are totally energized and some just want to rest and savor the experience. It is always geared to what is going on in the present moment.
I am also a Gokhale Method® Teacher You can read more about this here.