One of the oldest types of massage is Hawaiian massage "Lomi-Lomi", which originated in the Polynesian islands a few hundred years ago. A technique was created, giving birth to harmony between body and spirit. "Lomi" is a Hawaiian word for "press, crush, rub," translate literally as "touching the soft paw of a contented cat." Initially, the practice was widespread in the salons, as well as in Hawaiian families, where it is customary for the wife to make it to her husband.
Features of the procedure
The movement of the masseur gentle, smooth, as if dancing. Palms, elbows, knees and feet. Sometimes special sticks and stones come to the rescue. The relaxing atmosphere forms the essential oils, also used in bulk and right in Hawaiian songs, setting the rhythm.
Effect of Hawaiian massage "Lomi-Lomi"
The main goal of the massage is to bring a person to a state of calm and harmony. There is an undeniable connection between the physical and the emotional. But because the mass of action is manifested at all levels of the human condition.
At the physical level occurs:
1. Normalization of blood pressure;
2. Removal of pain and muscle clamps;
3. Cleansing at the cellular level;
4. improve digestion;
5. normalization of breathing (removal of asthma attacks);
6. harmonization of metabolic processes;
7. general condition of the body;
8. improvement of mental processes, such as memory, attention, perception.
On an emotional level, it happens:
1. Release of old emotions;
2. Elimination of emotional blockades;
3. General relaxation.
Massage helps to transfer life to a state of harmony, to the common love, to fill it with vital energy. The state of deep relaxation also helps the fulfillment of the most cherished desires. As a result, the mass of customers can be sufficient strength and positive mood to realize their dreams.
Indications for massage "Lomi-Lomi":
1. Chronic stress, depression, fatigue;
2. Pain in the body;
3. Headache, dizziness;
4. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system;
Hawaiian massage "Lomi-Lomi" has no analogues. The very relaxing and healing effect that he carries can not be overestimated. Massage is rightly called the feast of the senses. Through work with the body, the soul is cleansed. Today, to get a portion of incredible pleasure, it is not necessary to go to Hawaii. The magic technique won recognition and received wide availability
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Turkish bath (hammam) is a hydrotherapy treatment with hot steam, which miraculously affects both the mental and physical condition of each person.
The main distinguishing feature of the Turkish bath is the highest humidity. The temperature in such conditions is felt much stronger than in a dry space. Therefore, in hamam it is maintained in the range of 45-60 ° C.
Such a microclimate is useful and pleasant for a person, and at the same time does not have a dangerous stress effect on the body.
The temperature in the hamam is maintained by heating systems built into the floor, walls and benches. Humidity creates a special device - a steam generator. The latter is located outside the bath and passes the produced steam through the pipes inside the steam room.
Natural stone, mosaic and ceramics - materials that are commonly used in the design of hammams.
Thick slabs of natural stones are traditionally used to create shops, on which visitors to the hamam sit or sit. They smoothly and evenly transfer heat, being an intermediary between the human body and the heating system under them.
Mosaic and ceramic tiles are used to decorate the rest of the modern oriental steam surfaces.
The Turkish bath has an unusual interior.
In hamam often come just to stay in silence, warm up and relax, but if you wish, you can go through a traditional Turkish ritual.
Traditional Hammam Ritual:
1 - Warming up the body
Entering the bath, the visitor must get used to the new atmosphere: adjust his breathing and warm up the body.
2 - Pilling
When the body is steamed, it is the turn of peeling with a special mitten (kese) with a rough surface made of coconut fiber or natural wool. During this procedure, the skin gently removes dirt and old cells, pores open and blood circulation improves.
3 - Foam massage
Olive soap is whipped in a cotton sack and a soapy massage is obtained with a thick foam. During this stage, all slags removed during peeling are washed off, tension in muscles and joints is relieved.
4 - Rest
The final stage is rest, during which you can drink a cup of tea or coffee, while the body cools down to the usual temperature.
The benefits of visiting hamam:
1. Good health
The body is cleared of toxins, strengthens the immune system. Removed the load from the liver and kidneys. Improves the performance of all body systems, especially the cardiovascular, digestive and musculoskeletal system. Normalized pressure.
2. Good mood
Fatigue, stress and sleep are improved. Headaches are reduced. Good rest helps to feel happy and balanced, it is easier to cope with everyday difficulties and unforeseen trials.
3. Turkish bath burns calories
Oxidative and metabolic processes of the body are activated, which helps to combat excess weight and cellulite.
4. Beautiful skin
The skin is cleaned from old cells and toxins. The epithelium is moistened and the normal functioning of its sebaceous glands.
5. Clean lungs
The airways and lungs that are polluted by air with harmful impurities, smoking or illness are cleaned.
6. Healthy hair
The scalp is moisturized, its sebaceous glands function is regulated and blood circulation is improved, it strengthens the hair and stimulates their growth.
7. Strong heart and blood vessels
In the soft mode, the heart is trained, the vascular tone improves, congestive processes are removed.
8. Turkish bath treats cold
Symptoms of minor colds are completely cured or reduced.
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