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Advanced Lomi Lomi
September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$175
A further discussion of the history of Lomi Lomi massage in the Hawaiian Islands, including other interpretations and teaching styles. A further discussion of the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’oponopono will also be included. Practice of the traditional Pololei style of massage practiced by Aunty Margaret will be taught. Pololei is the use of long, broad strokes with compression using forearms and elbows. A discussion and comparison of the compression, petrissage and effleurage strokes normally used in Swedish Massage to the Lomi techniques will be done during the class. In this class the student will build on the basic protocol of a Lomi Lomi massage session. Use of forearms and elbows will be stressed and each student will receive one on one instruction from the instructor. The work is performed using forearm and elbow positions and body mechanics is a large part of the body leverage used to create the pressure required for this work. Side lying techniques will be taught as well as deeper work with more compressions added to the original basic protocol. Class Prerequisite: Students must have taken Lomi Lomi Basic course.