Deep Lomi Massage
It all begins with Deep Lomi
The underlying technique and intention for all of our bodywork is Deep Lomi Massage which was created by our founder: Joe Lavin LMT, CPT, CEIM, and Certified Phenomenal Touch Practitioner®. He developed this style of massage using the relaxing full body Hawaiian Lomi styles as a base for his work. He then integrated the best massage techniques from all over the world, including traditional Thai Massage and Thai Yoga, as well as techniques from various sports massage and relaxation response modalities.
The result is something truly magical that has to be experienced to be believed…
In our Deep Lomi body massage sessions we use our hands, forearms, elbows, triceps, and even our shoulders to facilitate extremely long and luxurious full-body strokes that integrate the entire body and do not force us to work on specific areas in isolation of others. The bodywork experience is very slow and calming.
Deep Lomi Massage is profoundly relaxing, while at the same time being very deep. Each massage therapy session is tailored to each individual client so that you can have the best bodywork experience possible. No two massages are exactly the same, even with the same client. Every massage should be better than the last one. A little more relaxing, a little deeper here,and a little lighter there….
Deep Lomi Massage is designed for your relaxation to be so complete that you surrender physically, mentally, and emotionally, which allows your body to move beyond the limits that it would otherwise adhere to. Anticipation is replaced with acceptance. Muscle guarding is greatly reduced, if not completely eliminated. The ultimate relaxation.
Deep Lomi Massage has several profound effects on the neuromuscular system — decreasing muscle tension and spasm, increasing range of motion in the joints, and breaking the neuro-physical and neuro-emotional patterns that we tend to hold on so tightly to. But with Deep Lomi massage treatments, we do not have to traumatize your body to get the results that you want.
Deep Lomi Massage FAQs
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions regarding Deep Lomi Massage. If you do not see your questions below, send us an email and we will answer them for you.
We recommend at least 90 minutes for a really good, full-body massage, primarily because it is just too hard to do the full body justice in only an hour. Warning: Once you have tried a 90-minute session, it is very difficult to ever feel satisfied with a 60-minute session. In fact, many of our clients have moved on to enjoy full two-hour massages, and some find that they need three-hour massage and relaxation experience to feel complete.
The draping for Deep Lomi is less modest than the draping that most conventional western massage therapists are using. There are two basic types of draping for Deep Lomi that you can choose from — a sheet or towels — and then 100 ways to modify them to make sure you are comfortable and your modesty is intact.
Deep Lomi is best when the client wears no undergarments so that the practitioner can work from the neck to the ankles in one long stroke. This is because a Lomi practitioner works with all of the body at the same time, not just specific areas in isolation. For example, when you are on your stomach, your back, sides of the glutes, and legs will be uncovered so the massage therapist can work all of them together. However, in all cases, it is the client’s comfort that is most important, so we will adjust the draping to each client’s individual comfort level.