The room, table and oil are very warm. The work is calming, relaxing and soothing as I work on, under and around your body. The work is also continuous and somewhat rhythmic so that your conscience awareness of your body and mind can be replaced with an unconscious acceptance of the experience and you can truly let go, and relax, and just be….

If you want to experience a more traditional and lavish Lomi Lomi style of massage, you need to get rid of the sheets and lay directly on a heated Lomi Lomi table. This allows me to freely perform the ultra-long and continuous full-body Lomi strokes as well as the underbody strokes that are so unique to the Lomi Lomi style of massage. You can choose one or two Lomi towels for your top draping depending on your preferences.

Depth and Flow
The work that I do in my No-Sheet Lomi massage is not focused on generating depth or direct physical pressure in one specific location, like deep tissue or trigger point work for example, but rather on generating depth throughout the entire body, when depth is needed as well as softness when softness is needed. The work is highly intuitive and responsive to each person’s individual needs. Although rarely fast, the flow will be slower in some areas and even slower in others, always responding to what your body and mind need in each moment.

Draping
You will be draped with a small towel covering your tush while you are face-down and your pelvic region while you are face-up. Additionally, while face-up, women will be offered the option of having their breasts covered or not.  In traditional Lomi Lomi no breast covering is used. While the breasts are not massaged, the sternum (between the breasts) is massaged along with the entire side of the body. Some of these techniques cannot be performed as well with traditional breast draping, but there is always a way to modify the work to fit the amount of draping that you are most comfortable with.

Not Traditional Lomi Lomi
I do want to point out that even though I have formally and informally studied various styles of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, my Deep Lomi and No-Sheet Lomi styles are very different from the Traditional and Sacred Lomi Lomi practices. My work is almost always slower and deeper. I do not use Hawaiian music and I do not infuse my massage with any of the rich Hawaiian traditions or spirituality practices. That being said, I am so very thankful for all of the teachers and traditional influences that helped me to discover Lomi Lomi and allowed me the freedom to shape it into the forms that I love and find most rewarding.

Scheduling Your No-Sheet Lomi Massage
There are no extra costs or anything like that, but I will need to change the massage table that I will be using and get some other things set up before you arrive. So, if you are interested in a No-Sheet Lomi experience, please make sure and let me know when you schedule your appointment.

If you have any questions about my No-Sheet Lomi Massage or anything else, please feel free to call, text or email.

Joe Lavin
(206) 817-5896
Joe@TouchFactorMassage.com