When you book your spa appointment, you generally come across a menu of different treatments that a particular venue has. As far as spa massages go, the list could be quite extensive. From Swedish massage, to deep tissue and full body massage, there is an array of choices to target a range of issues. One you may not have heard about as frequently is Lomi Lomi Massage. A Hawaiian tradition, lomi lomi massage was developed with the idea of dance in mind.
Think about the Hawaiian tropics. Picture the breeze through the palm trees, the movement of the water and the graceful, fluid swaying of the dancers. This is the foundation for lomi lomi massage. At both Inspire Day Spa and New Serenity Spa in Phoenix, our therapists are up to date on the latest lomi lomi techniques. It is a massage you must experience firsthand!
Lomi Lomi Massage – What to Expect
Many who call to schedule their day spa massage have questions regarding what they can expect from a lomi lomi massage. Here’s a quick rundown of what this massage entails so that you can be prepared for your visit.
- Lomi Lomi really became popular here in the states around 2009. The massage is of course for helping sooth and loosen the muscles, but there is also a spiritual side to this technique as well. It’s about really connecting to the energy within and around you.
- The massage itself consists of long flowing gentle strokes. Much like one would think of in Hawaiian dance.
- Often the therapists will work over larger sections of the body than is typical with other types of spa massages.
- They also may do some joint rotation to include of the neck, wrist and elbows.
- Depending on the therapist, they will choose very soothing, almost chant-like styles of music. This again, adds to the enhanced spiritual nature of the moment.
- Usually there will be a generous amount of oil to accommodate the elongated strokes.
- The idea behind lomi lomi massage is that the therapist is helping to release physical and emotional tension from deep within.
Inspire Day Spa and Lomi Lomi Massage
We would love to introduce you to this age old technique. Our lakeside Phoenix location is the absolute perfect setting for a massage geared around both physical comfort and a spiritual heightening. If you have any questions at all about Lomi Lomi massage feel free to call or stop in!