They are the 2nd most common reason why people visit the doctor.
And with all this time we are spending in front of the computer, on zoom calls or distance learning, it’s gotten worse!
In fact, it’s become so common a lot of people just habitually pop an Advil or Tylenol and go on with their day.
But that is only masking the symptoms and in Hawaiian wellness, we are looking to find the source that leads to healing.
The Lomi Lomi massage technique I’m sharing today will help with:
👉🏼 Pain in the back of your head
👉🏼 Pressure at your temples and behind the eyes
👉🏼Feeling like you’re “seeing spots”
As always, I’m sharing a step-by-step Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage tutorial so you can start using this on your clients TODAY.
Here is a simple Lomi technique that will help to increase range of motion in the neck.
It is helpful in expanding that very small space where the muscles crisscross under the occiput and the area of the sub occipitals.
For this exercise, you will be standing at the head of the table with your legs in a wide stance.
- Take your forearm and place it underneath the occiput. Be sure that you are not on the neck. The spine should not be on your forearm.
- Place your hand on the shoulder, and do a stretch just like the video demonstration.
- Use gentle pressure and find the point of first resistance. This is the first position. Stretch, support and hold
- Position the client’s head with the nose facing up towards the ceiling. Imagine this as the 12 o’clock position on a clock face.
- Move the client’s head to a 45 degree angle is the next movement. Stand and straighten your arm to give a nice stretch.
- Bring the head down as you bend your knees, then go straight up to 12 o’clock.
It’s very important to remind the client to completely relax. There is no need for them to do anything. You will not be working very hard either. You are simply using your arm as a lever to move the neck as you stand.
- Repeat this movement on the other side at a 45 degree angle. There will be five positions of stretching in total .
Once you’ve found their natural range of motion, take them all the way around that movement. Keep is nice and fluid.
You will be stretching those tiny sub occipital muscles. Finally, reverse direction of the neck roll.
You can use these Lomi Lomi massage techniques with your clients to relieve the symptoms of headaches.
If you want to learn more about Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage how you can work with your clients who have headaches, or if you yourself have headaches, write headaches in the comments below. I will make sure we send you a link to learn more stretches and self massage techniques.
Until next time, Aloha everyone and A hui hou!