The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) of NC recently had a continuing education convention in Statesville, NC. I had a great opportunity to take a Lomi Lomi class. As many of you know I was born and raised in Hawaii and carry the aloha spirit with me. This class was an interesting step away from my usual practice as a medical massage therapist and helped me to understand and learn more about a diverse modality.
Lomi Lomi is a Hawaiian healing art that was integrated into their culture and spiritual belief and is very different from the western modalities we know as massage today. It is a complex modality that often takes years of study, apprenticeship, and dedication to master. I enjoyed the class and learned some new tools and body mechanics to incorporate in my current massage.
While I am not a master of Lomi Lomi and don't offer full Lomi Lomi sessions, I look forward to incorporating some of the techniques I learned and the style of this massage with my every day massage!
Naomi Baker pictured on the right is the teacher of Pu'uai Hawaiian Temple Style Lomi Lomi Massage
Classroom set up for Lomi Lomi included a beautiful Hawaiian quilt and inspirational words.