To begin with, all lomilomi uses loving touch. Touching deeply yet gently our souls meet, creating potential for healing on all levels.
I like the simplicity Mana Lomi® strokes. As our soft palms contour body surfaces, we carefully follow muscle tissue lines and sink deeply into the patient’s tissue. The basic strokes are clean cut and simple, though they take practice to do well.
We apply basic strokes in sets of threes, flushing the circulatory
system and resetting muscle fibers into their relaxed state.
We also systematically release tension in joints and use our breath and body weight rather than strength so that soft yet firm touch relieves aches and pains. We use tapotement both to break facial adhesions and also to cause the golgi tendon organs to signal the muscles to relax.
Advanced skills include compression traction techniques applied to tendons and joint mobilization techniques. Learn more about this on the Clinical thinking page.