The Essence of Lomi Lomi

The Essence of Lomi Lomi


We are very excited to introduce ‘The Essence of Lomi Lomi’. This DVD was inspired by students that want to incorporate Lomi Lomi into their daily practice of massage. The technique is shown using sheets on the massage table so that Lomi can be introduced into any massage environment, along with the beauty, spirit and aloha of the work.​​

​ Not only is the technique broken down into individual instruction, the DVD reviews the runs by showing the flow in a ritual type session and a session in a spa setting, with sheets on the table.  The fundamental runs on the back and front of the body are explained and demonstrated in detail!  This DVD will give you a great start to incorporating Lomi Lomi into your practice of massage and your life!



Incorporating the technique and beauty of Lomi Lomi into your everyday practice of massage.

In this instructional DVD, Michele Austin translates the ancient ritual of Hawaiian massage for our Western culture. She teaches us how to incorporate Lomi Lomi into our everyday practice of massage using sheets on the table. Included are step by step examples of all the fundamental runs on the front and back of the body, along with never before seen forearm techniques geared for the spa environment. Michele also demonstrates the continuous flow of this transformational work in a ritual setting and a spa setting with sheet draping, giving you the advantage of a visual connection to the dance of Lomi Lomi.

Designed for the professional practitioner to the novice, for home and life, Michele takes you on an educational journey that is full of Grace, Beauty, Aloha and Lomi!

3 reviews for The Essence of Lomi Lomi

  1. lladmin

    “The Essence of Lomi Lomi” is a worthwhile investment.

    First, I want to mention Michelle’s introduction on the DVD. She succinctly explains the philosophy and sacredness behind Lomi Lomi – how the work can be transformational for the receiver and the giver. Michelle eloquently puts into words the feelings and emotions behind this beautiful gift that is Lomi Lomi .

    Michelle’s verbal explanations of the techniques are very clear to comprehend and her demonstrations are easily mirrored.

    I have watched “The Essence of Lomi Lomi” dozens of times. I continue to glean tidbits of technique with each viewing, as I practice alongside Michelle’s narration and demonstration. I really appreciated seeing the way Michelle drapes the table and the client for the spa environment.

    In summary, if you want to learn Lomi or if you are looking for a refresher of what you’ve learned in the past, Essence of Lomi Lomi is an excellent teaching tool that you will watch over and over again.

    — Brenda

  2. lladmin

    In “The Essence of Lomi Lomi”, Michele Austin distills the core transformational intention of an ancient and beautiful massage practice into a practical, step-by-step demonstration of bodywork technique always accompanied by presence and aloha. Her heartfelt teaching, skillful execution of the strokes, and adaptive arrangement of the traditional flow of lomilomi has paved the way for massage therapists who wish to provide this soul-healing experience to be able to do so in a professional spa setting anywhere. Her instruction is well organized and clearly modeled. The visual aesthetic of this video mirrors the beauty and spirit of the work of Lomilomi Nui, the Great Massage.

  3. lladmin

    Just like having a good friend nearby, “The Essence of Lomi Lomi” is an inspiring, warm remembrance of an honored, ancient bodywork tradition. In this DVD, Michele Austin clearly demonstrates how Lomi Lomi can enrich and empower our regular massage practice. I’m always looking for ways to do more using what I already have and this video presents the economy of movement that is the heart of Lomi Lomi. Weaving camera angles from above as well as from the side, the video reveals the embracing style of the work while visually portraying the techniques that can be infused in our everyday massage practice. Each stroke is visually broken down as the narrative supports the process. Applying specific forearm techniques, full body runs, and appropriate sheeting methods, Michele gives us both the ritual as well as the spa setting for Lomi Lomi and allows us to grasp the steps that merge easily into our existing use. With this DVD nearby, I can readily inspire my practice as well as my spirit. Aloha All!
    — Michael

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