Developed centuries ago in Hawai'i, Lomilomi is characterized by a unique, holistic approach. By simultaneously involving the body, mind and soul, the therapy not only promotes physical flexibility, but it also assists in the development of psychological strength.
This is only possible because Lomilomi is linked to traditional Hawaiian medicine as well as to the culture and the philosophy of life of the islands - the "Aloha Spirit". Lomilomi harmonizes body, mind and consciousness and brings people into their inner and outer balance. The massage lets us understand that we are part of a greater whole, that we consist of the dust of extinct stars and that one day we will return to the universe. Everything is interconnected.
Thus, Lomilomi is much more than a massage: Beginning and ending with a Hawaiian chant (song), Lomilomi becomes a ceremony. This ceremony contains everything that constitutes the knowledge of the islands that has been passed down through generations. It is a journey to oneself, through the past, to the present, to the future. Accordingly, Lomilomi is also called the queen of massages.
Prevention - Therapy - Rehabilitation
Lomilomi therapists use their hands, forearms, fingers, ankles, elbows, knees and feet, as well as sticks and stones. The massage can be performed with or without oil. The client is clothed or unclothed but is always covered with sheets. The treatment can be accompanied by Hawaiian music if desired.
Lomilomi is effective as a therapy for current ailments, in supporting rehabilitation and when done prophylactically.
We also offer our massages at our centre in Zurich: www.alohaspirit-zuerich.ch.: www.alohaspirit-zuerich.ch