This is an ancient art, drawing from the use of Hawaiian Ka Huna(Hawaiian traditional healers, literally means “keeper of the secret”) and Lomi Lomi massage techniques, warmed Basalt lava stones and rich coconut oil, to help create a deep state of physical relaxation, and mental & emotional harmony.
Origin and History:
The Chinese from around 2000 BC used heated stones as a means of improving the function of internal organs.
Native Americans used stones in sweat lodges, where as a place of spiritual refuge they could repair the damage done to their spirits, minds & bodies.
Stones were also used for healing work in South America, Africa, Europe, Egypt & India.
Some traditions included laying stones in patterns on the body, carrying or wearing stones for health and protection, & using stones in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and in ceremonies. The healing practices of curanderas (of South America) and other women caregivers often included dealing with disease as well as pregnancy and childbirth.
In Bali, it is believed that the Batu stones are filled with “vitality and energy of the water that flows over them in an eternal stream”. In Hawaii, Traditionally the Hawaiians used all of the elements in nature for healing, earth, air, water, fire, plants and stones.
Stones were coupled with the beautiful Ka Huna and Lomi Lomi Massage.
Originally Hawaiian La’au Lomi Lomi lava rock balls were also used to clean or scrape the skin following the traditional massage.
Other traditional healers used stones from river beds and heated them in thermal pools or with hot coals.
The nature of this exotic treatment hasn’t really changed. The stones are hand-chosen for size and shape.
They are basalt, (lava stones) that have been smoothed over thousands of years by the action of water.
In treatment we immerse them in warmed water, then place them on key energy centres (chakras) to harmonise the spirit and emotions.
This also begins to melt stress from tired, painful muscles and prepare the body for more profound work.
A wide variety of large, medium and shiatsu stones are then used to massage the body in a firm, rhythmic sequence using the long flowing strokes of the incredible Hawaiian Ka Huna lomi lomi Massage.
Cold stones (pohaku anuanu) are also often used (iced marble) for areas of deeper tension or pain. Again, “thermo-therapy” principles of this kind have been used for many hundreds if not thousands of years. The benefits of alternate hot and cold application to the body have been proven medically and scientifically. This is a very familiar concept to modern day physiotherapists who work with hot packs and ice packs.
Too much heat can be exhausting and drain the body. A few cold stones included in the treatment are enough to bring balance and healing.
The cold stones help reduce inflammation, constricting the blood vessels and assisting in the body’s cleansing process. They can also be used to release deep muscle tension and ease pain; cold reaches deep into the tissues, deeper even than the heat.
The stones are anointed with oil, allowing them to glide smoothly over the muscles and along the meridians.
Muscle tension melts away with the heat and weight of the stones, while emotional and mental comfort is achieved through their “mana” or life-force energy
which is deeply nurturing and grounding, encouraging a powerful reconnection to Mother Earth.
This is an amazing full-body sensory experience beginning with the legs and feet, then sweeping the whole body focussing on stagnant congested areas,
reconnecting moves to ground scattered emotions, draining movements on the arms and neck, and rebalancing and calming pressure point techniques on the head.
Hawaiian Hot Stone Lomi Lomi Massage is a nurturing treatment and operates very much from the heart.
This treatment is one of the most relaxing and blissful massages in the world, and this very special experience should not be missed.
Hawaiian Hot Stone Lomi Lomi massage improves the circulation and calms the nervous system.
It is recommended for those with stress, anxiety and tension, shoulder and back pain, poor circulation, arthritic pain, insomnia and depression.
Hawaiian Hot Stone lomi lomi Massage will help shift stuck energy, thoughts and emotions, and the grounding properties of the stones will assist in reconnecting with self.
Prices at ” Sea Breeze Sports Massage Clinic ” in London
|*20% off for the first treatment for any type & duration of massage! for example, 45 min massage only £36!! 60 mins massage only £44!
(In Holborn and Covent Garden branches, the minimum booking is 60 minutes.)
Payment: by cash or cheque (you can also pay by credit card or debit card by prior arrangement.)