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DIY Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Facial Massage

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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Facial Massage: Learn the Steps and Benefits

With time, the strains of life begin to show on our faces. For example, have you ever noticed someone’s mood and stress level just by looking into their eyes or mouth? We have more than forty facial muscles that we use for expression, and when we carry strain and tension in our faces, it may lead to wrinkles and other adverse effects.

One of the best ways to reduce tension and stress in our faces and improve our overall appearance is through regular facial massage. In this article, I’ll describe how to give a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi facial massage and the associated benefits.


The Benefits of Lomi Lomi Facial Massage

Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique that uses long, flowing strokes to achieve balance and harmony. This type of massage has several benefits, including reducing stress, tension, headaches, neck pain, and fatigue. It can also improve circulation, help flush toxins from the body, and promote better skin health.

Moving lymphatics in your face may assist you in reducing stress lines and preventing wrinkles long-term—Lomi Lomi facial massage targets active regions on our natural drainage system, which starts at the ears.


How Lomi Lomi Facials Help Your Clients

When you perform a Lomi Lomi facial massage, you target specific face areas to release tension and stress. Doing this, you help your clients achieve a sense of peace and relaxation that can improve their overall mood and outlook on life. You might also notice an improvement in skin appearance, as massage helps increase circulation and flush out toxins.

In this section, we’ll go over the different areas of the face that you’ll want to focus on when giving a Lomi Lomi facial massage.


Upper face

Lomi Lomi restores the muscles around the frontal lobe in the skull and is Hawaiian medicine’s approach to treating headaches and other ailments. The frontal lobe controls seeing clearly and shapes our personality. Some people say that their most significant strength is intuition. We all have it to some degree, but the more we cultivate and refine it, the more faithful we are to our true selves.

We also have our parietal lobe. These are the two bones above the ear. The sagittal suture is a line between these two bones and where one of our primary energy centers is located. 

Finally, to help relieve tension and stress, the temporal and occipital lobes are also addressed.

Lomi Lomi massage helps clear and open us up to increase intuition and access other higher states of consciousness.


Cheeks and Jaw

Our zygoma includes our cheeks, mandible, and sinuses. It’s also a part of sensory perception. It’s a component of how we portray ourselves with facial expressions and engage with our environment.

Our center for physical pleasure is found in the maxilla, which is the upper jaw. When we are happy, this is where we express it. We may create loving communication from the heart through massage. We’re again opening all these bones of the face to communicate in conjunction with spirit.


How To Perform Lomi Lomi Facial Massage

Now that we’ve covered the benefits and areas of focus for a Lomi Lomi facial massage, let’s cover the steps you need to perform one. You may want to use a moisturizer with dry skin, such as Kukui oil, coconut oil, or coconut butter on your fingertips.

First, open the skull by interlacing your fingers and pressing down. Because the skull contour spreads the parietal lobes apart, this aids in opening those parietal lobes.

Now, we’re going to go down the next move and what we’re going to do is simply what we refer to as “shampoo along the skull.” It’s a compression that feels like you’re palming a basketball and circling it. You’re just going to press and keep your compressions close together to cover the skull’s temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes. This will open up the crown of the head and relieve tension.

Lastly, we need to stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation in the face. Do this by using compression and a circular motion with your fingertips and palms. Start at the forehead and continue to the eyes, nose, and jaw to help encourage drainage and stimulate blood flow.

Are you ready to try a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi facial? Leave me a comment or question in the comments below. I read and answer every one!


Warm aloha,





Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai



15 thoughts on “DIY Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Facial Massage”

      1. I’m an Esthetician here in Sedona Arizona, have been for a good many years. Want to bring more love and nurturing into my work, tired of the same old same old. Want to learn lomi lomi facial massage so to bring a facial massage only treatment to my work. Do you have a DVD?

        1. Aloha Robin,

          Mahalo for taking the time to share a bit of your story!

          As of today, we don’t have DVD available 😃

          But we have a lot of free and wonderful resources/recordings in our blog, you can check out here;

          We also have a Facebook page, where we post Lomi Lomi Trainings, upcoming workshops and Teachings every week:

          Looking forward to joining our social platforms!

          Warm Aloha 🌈🌈🌈

  1. Aloha! I am an esthetician in Canada and took your Lomi training in April (which btw was really incredible!). You used very similar techniques that I do during lymphatic facials, but enjoy learning some new tips! Mahalo nui Kumu! So wonderful to keep learning from you! Blessings to you and the whole Ho’omana team xo

  2. Hello from Poland! Thank you for your video, I feel wonderful after this facial massage 💙 I also really love to massage face during the Lomi Lomi session. Have a nice day!

  3. Oh this is a wonderful feeling I can feel the energy flowing around my face, thank you Jeana for sharing your amazing gifts. Thank you 😊 💓 xx

      1. Hello from Poland! Thank you for your video, I feel wonderful after this facial massage 💙 I also really love to massage face during the Lomi Lomi session. Have a nice day!

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