LOMI LOMI – THE HAWAIIAN WAY OF HEALING
A holistic approach to relax and empower by Mareike Endres.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is part of the traditional healing art of Hawaii. Every practitioner does it in the unique style of his or her kumu (teacher). In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the ohana (family) healthy and strong. The village healer acted as doctor, psychologist, pharmacist, physical therapist - treating the whole person. Similar to European massage because of it's kneading and gliding strokes, it is a powerful tool for increasing circulation, soothing nerves and loosening muscle tissue. It also addresses energetic levels by helping emotions and thoughts to be pono (righteous). Lomilomi is truly a holistic art because it treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit.