A vacation to the lush tropics of Hawaii seems to be on most people’s travel bucket list, but if you’re unable to make the trip out just yet, you can still experience a little piece of Hawaii with no passport necessary—just book an appointment for a lomi lomi massage! Lomi lomi is an ancient Hawaiian massage style whose effects will instantly transport you to the easy-going and relaxing nature of the Hawaiian Islands. Learn what it’s all about and what the benefits are in our breakdown below.
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What is lomi lomi massage?
Hailing from the Pacific islands, the Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is a practice that focuses on using oils, broad strokes, and even elements of traditional song. The term “lomi lomi” translates to “rub rub” and the modality itself is observed not only in Hawaii, but also in neighboring islands like Samoa, French Polynesia, and Tahiti.
What does a lomi lomi massage session look like?
During your massage session, your practitioner will use essential oils and various lomi lomi massage techniques that are based on flowing strokes. As your massage therapist glides their hands across your skin, they may also reposition your body by shaking, stretching, and bending your arms and legs.
What are the benefits of lomi lomi massage?
Lomi lomi is an excellent massage style to choose if you’re looking to relieve tension or tightness within the body. On top of that, other lomi lomi massage benefits include stimulating your body’s blood circulation and lymph flow, lowering blood pressure, increasing range of motion, and general detoxification.
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What to wear to a lomi lomi massage?
If this is your first time booking a lomi lomi massage, what to wear is a common curiosity. Some massage styles, like Thai massage, are performed fully clothed—however because a full body lomi lomi massage relies on the use of aromatic oils, it’s best to undress and use the provided sheet to drape over yourself for privacy.
Where to book a lomi lomi massage near me?
No need to fly out to Hawaii, lomi lomi massage therapists can be easily located in your area with the help of the Booksy app or booksy.com! Using the search bar feature, you can discover local providers near you and schedule a lomi lomi massage appointment in under a few minutes from your mobile phone or computer.
Relax and unwind, Hawaiian style, by booking a lomi lomi massage near you on Booksy!