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Massage types

Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi is the name for Hawaiian massage which primarily uses palms, forearms, knuckles, and elbows, though knees, feet and even sticks and stones can be used as tools. It is a holistic healing tradition which goes beyond simple massage and is almost as old as civilization on the islands. Each family would have their own version of Lomi Lomi and everybody would give and receive.

This massage form is both relaxing and energizing at the same time. The movements are precise and planned, embracing and rhythmic, brought together in fluid harmony. It is a healing massage inspired by Aloha, the energy of love, but also by the waves of the ocean and the tropical breezes. Lomi Lomi captures the spirit of Hawaii.

The masseuse mostly uses her forearms to perform smooth and profound movements, they are surrounding and ethereal, slow and fast. She creates, smooths, encloses, cuts, but also positions herself over the body and immobilises it, while applying her bodyweight to obtain an intense massage. Linked to that is a precise and intense pressure point stimulation. The combination of all the techniques bring harmony and almost perfect balance that builds consciousness of the body and of the now. One strongly and fully senses the positive energy.

Lomi Lomi is more than just a massage. It is a treatment of the entire being, and will often involve meditation techniques, change of diet, advise, self-help activities, spirituality and other things which lie outside the scope of ordinary massage.

About Pia Poulsen

Pia Poulsen is educated as a wellness massage therapist at Institut FIGARI in Paris, from where she passed her certification exam in January 2008. Since then she has expanded her skills to become the first Advanced LaStone® practitioner in France as well as a certified LaStone® instructor.


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