A Lomi Lomi usually commences with a stillness between the practitioner and client, often with the practitioners hands gently resting on the clients back. In this stillness the practitioner will quietly say a blessing or prayer asking for whatever healing is needed to take place during the massage. Alternatively or as well, the client may be asked to set their intention for any healing they would like to receive. The masseuse then works very intuitively with the client. In this respect there is no set format or sequence for the massage and no two massages will ever be identical,” says Tracey Lakainapali. But the goal is the same: To rejuvenate mind, body and spirit by removing energy blockages and opening energy pathways within the body.
“The client on the table is not viewed as someone to be fixed, but a being to be returned to harmony and balance,” says Tracey Lakainapali. “It is important to remember that the practitioner does not heal but is the facilitator for the healing.”
Again, the goal is to rid the body of “negative” energy — including tension, toxins, and even injury — and allow it to find a better, more harmonic state.