Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian restorative healing system, one component of which is the art of compassionate touch.
Lomilomi goes far beyond massage, however; it also reflects the connection we have with the land (‘aina), the spirit guides or ancestors (‘aumakua) and the breath of life (aloha). Lomilomi, sometimes called Hawaiian massage, is beneficial for many ailments and to increase spiritual energy and personal power (mana). The nurturing strokes are relaxing; however, one soon learns this work is therapeutic on all levels.
Lomilomi is now popular throughout the world. We can find versions of lomilomi offered in private practices and spa settings; yet, some lomilomi sessions practiced today are quite diluted from the traditional methods, due to constraints created by one’s work environment or abbreviated trainings.