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uses clinical thinking
We problem solve!
Lomi® can further be identified
by the clinically and
oriented treatment process it embraces, especially as
complete the advanced workshops.
begin by envisioning the client or patient as completely healthy and
strong. We envision them in perfect health on all
Maintaining this “perfect health” vision and
attitude as we work, we
simultaneously apply our analytical and intuitive problem solving,
solution oriented skills. We seek out problem spots in their
bodies and invite change.
We work deeply and gently, never attempting to force change, but rather
allowing the client’s tissue to invite the change.
is often thought of as bodywork for muscles and tendons, and Mana
certainly does address these tissues. It also addresses the
fascia and ligaments. As I work with patients, I envision and
explore the movement of their skeletal frame and their boney alignment
beneath their muscle tissue.
stretch our patients’ limbs and spines in specific
use their bones as levers to stretch the ligaments in their joints
which then allows their body to structurally reposition itself. This
Here’s a mind game I use when I work
structurally: I almost ignore the muscles in the same way I
ignore any loose fitting clothing my patient might be
When I treat the muscles as if they were simply knit fabric draped over
the bones, the muscles respond by relaxing and getting out of the way,
allowing me to directly use the bones as levers to affect the joints.
the advanced Mana Lomi® training taught by my senior colleagues
special attention to the alignment of the pelvic bones. When
are able to help the hip bones settle in a more even position, a solid
foundation is created for our patient’s entire trunk which
easy movement for their full body, from the soles of the feet to the
crown of the head.
My own posture is continually
improving. In order to deliver these deep yet gentle lomilomi
strokes we must work from our core. Becoming more aware of
own bodies and our own posture opens the way for insight about our
patients bodies and postures. It’s
win-win. Getting to know
ourselves helps us know others.
As we help our patients to
become more aware of their bodies, their posture improves helping them
to maintain the benefits from the hands-on sessions.
body awareness and improved posture helps the treatment not only to be
effective immediately, but also to create long lasting changes.