Cathy is a qualified maeusse in the Lomi Lomi Hawaiiwan Temple Style Massage .
What is Lomi Lomi Hawaiiwan Temple Style Massage?
Hawaiian temple bodywork is a ceremonial massage that was brought to the mainland from Hawaii by Abraham Kawai’i, a Hawaiian shaman. His work is sometimes referred to as temple-style lomilomi, lomilomi nui, or lomi ke’alahoku. The word lomi simply means ‘massage’, and there are many different traditions of Hawaiian massage. Temple-style lomilomi gets its name from this story: in ancient times, when a child was becoming an adult, the spiritual leaders of the village would take the child to a sacred temple where they would massage the person for days, or even weeks, until the all of their physical, spiritual, and creative energies were fully integrated. Then, they would present the person back to the village as an awakened and aligned adult member of society.
In the modern adaptation of this work, 1 – 2 practitioners massage the recipient for 2+ hours with a mindful, nurturing quality of touch. We use our hands and forearms to administer long, smooth, flowing strokes that span the length of the body. The continuous flow of circular and figure-8 shaped movement is said to disrupt the thinking mind, allowing the recipient to enter a state of deep relaxation. This mental state is sometimes called ‘Theta State’, and it is known as the optimal state for visualization, creativity, and mental reprogramming. From this deeply relaxed theta state, recipients have reported the surfacing of memories, emotions, and dream-like visions.
The massage is performed within the context of a ceremony that includes breathwork, chanting, music, and sacred movement. We humans have been performing ceremonial rituals for upwards of 70,000 years because they are powerful tools for marking the significance of a life transition. Although this ceremony was originally a rite-of-passage for young adults, it can be adapted for any life change the recipient wishes to make.
Lomi Lomi (temple-style)
is characterised by its flow, use of forearms in a rhythmic “dance” all around the body, connecting with the breath (HA) and using the principles of HUNA (Hawaiian esoteric knowledge) to bring about profound healing of body, mind & spirit.
What are the benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage?
Rooted in huna (a Hawaiian philosophy centered on achieving harmony in mind, body, and spirit), lomi lomi aims to promote relaxation, improve circulation, address muscle pain and other physical ailments, and provide spiritual and emotional benefits, including the relief of fear, anxiety, and other negative emotions.
What can I expect from Lomi Lomi Massage?
Lomi lomi Massage. Lomi lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils, and sometimes elements of prayer, breathing and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. It is also known as the ‘loving hands’ massage. This is a non sexual massage and the client will be naked to access the back and legs and the body will be covered always and no genitals are ever touched. The client can wear underwear if absolutely necessary. The massage is very respectful and there is a respectful relationship between the maeusse and the client.
Relieving stress & tension
Facilitating life transitions
Cathy is also a clinical hypnotherapist who will give you hypnotic suggestions whilst you are being massaged upon prior consultation to the massage. As you can imagine with the body and mind in a very deep state of relaxation/trance it makes sense to intergrate the use of touch and suggestions to let things go.. beliefs, thoughts, negativity, pain that no longer serve you.