What is a Lomilomi massage?
The Lomilomi massage originates in Hawaii and is an integral part of the holistic health art of the islands. "Lomilomi" means kneading or massaging and traditionally only chosen people practiced this method. The aim of the massage is to restore inner balance by releasing blockages - both physically and mentally.
The Lomilomi massage is a holistic treatment method known for its flowing, rhythmic massage strokes, mobilizations and stretches of the entire musculoskeletal system. Particular attention is given to the skeletal system (seat of knowledge and strength) and to the stomach (our center and immune system).
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For whom is the Lomilomi massage suitable and when should it be used?
The aim of this massage is to restore harmony between body, mind and soul.
Therefore, this form of massage is especially beneficial for people who are overworked, suffer from chronic stress symptoms, or burnout because they will find emotional relaxation in the massage. Furthermore, this method can also alleviate sleep problems, anxiety or mental imbalance.
Ultimately, this form of bodywork not only shows its strength in restorative work, but also has preventive effects and therefore is a wonderful gift to yourself or to a loved one.
When is it not recommended?
- Colds with fever
- Acute injuries in the abdomen or the musculoskeletal system
- Positive influence on the lymphatic system, immune system and digestion
- Stimulates blood circulation throughout the body
- Improvement of flexibility and movement sequences
- Regulation of the heartbeat and blood pressure
- Release of tensions
- Improvement of yourall over all wellbeing
- Alleviates some mental discomfort
- Reduction of stress
The lasting effect of a Lomilomi massage cannot be compared with any other form of massage. The specific Lomimassage techniques create "space" in the body - space for our joints, vessels, organs and tissue fluids. In combination with the Hawaiian values of ALOHA (compassion), OHANA (family), LōKAHI (unity), KULEANA (responsibility) and PULE (prayer), an additional space is created on the other levels of our being. Thus, the LOMILOMI massage has an impact on the holistic well-being of the patient.
How does the treatment work?
Before the massage there is a preliminary conversation where we talk about expectations, needs and the general condition. This is then followed by the massage which usually is opened with a PULE (prayer) and, if desired, accompanied by music from Hawai'i. The patient’s privacy is a priority and therefore the body is always covered during the massage. The massage is done with oil and through the cloth with changing depth and rhythm of the strokes. The Lomilomi practitioner’s movement, breath and posture serve as the basis of this treatment.
During the treatment, the therapist not only massages with his hands, but also uses his forearms and elbows to relieve tension in the deeper tissue layers. In contrast to other massages, special attention is given to the joints, which are stretched and loosened.
The treatment ends with a closing prayer and a short follow-up discussion. By connecting the individual body parts, the patient will leave the practice in Zurich with a completely new body feeling.
Lomilomi massage in Zurich: duration, costs and booking
We recommend a duration of 90 minutes. The traditional LomiLomi massage lasts about 120 minutes.
We are happy to provide you with further advise in our Zurich practices.
The prices vary depending on the duration of the treatment.
120 min. / XYZ Francs
90 min. / XYZ Francs
60 min. / XYZ Francs
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