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Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

‘Whole body oil massage for relaxation & well-being’

Lomi-Lomi is affectionately known as the ’Loving Hands Massage'. It is probably the most nurturing and lovely form of relaxing oil massage you will ever experience. Originating from ancient Polynesia & more recently the Master Healers of Hawaii, Lomi-Lomi is a whole body massage …working with continuous flowing, rolling and weaving, hand & forearm massage techniques over/under and around the whole body ...the strokes and movements resemble the circular rolling motion of ocean waves which helps to induce relaxation in the recipient.

1. Who can benefit from Lomi-Lomi ?

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

Lomi-Lomi can be enjoyed by most people; regular clients include amongst others:

  • Dentists
  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Athletes
  • Office Workers
  • Gardeners
  • Massage Therapists
  • Beauty Therapists
  • Horse Riders ….

‘ Lomi-Lomi helps gently release physical and energy build up that may be causing stress and tension. It is an alternative approach to easing the body quieting the mind and calming the spirit for people who prefer a more gentle, relaxing and nurturing form of whole body oil massage’

2. How does Lomi-Lomi massage differ from other forms of massage?

The unique, fluid rhythmic motion of Lomi-Lomi massage sets it apart. During the massage different areas of the body are often worked at the same time, for example the back may be being massaged at the same time as the leg. The underside of the body is massaged with long rolling glides of the hand and forearms helping mobilise and loosen up stiff joints. Joint stretches and passive movements can be included as well...or the focus can just be on long fluid, rolling strokes to calm the mind and settle the spirit.

There is no set sequence to the hands on part of Lomi-Lomi massage & no two massages are quite the same; Lomi-Lomi is an invitation to lose yourself to the rhythmic flow of the massage and to just ’Let Go and Relax Deeply’.

3. What are the Benefits of Lomi-Lomi massage?

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies
  • Helps ease tight and stiff joints
  • Reduction of inflammation across the body
  • Reduction of stress, anxiety & worry
  • Lifts the mood and relieves exhaustion
  • Stimulates lymphatic, circulatory, respiratory & digestive systems
  • Improvement in overall well-being & enjoyment of life
  • Calms the mind and settles the spirit

4. "I’ve never had a Lomi-Lomi massage before what can I expect ?”

Andrew Brown - Westwood Therapies

At the first appointment a consultation is undertaken to screen out anything which may require medical intervention or a different type of therapy, areas of tension are recorded and discussed along with how you are feeling generally & what you would like support with.

(Please shower & only eat a light meal in the couple of hours prior to the treatment & please ensure you have time to relax & take it easy afterwards).

Lomi-Lomi begins with helping you make yourself comfortable face down on the heated, extra wide thickly cushioned, fully electric spa couch. A sarong is used to cover your body, the heating in the room is turned up high to help the body relax. Frankincense essential oil is inhaled with three deep breath’s to calm the nervous system and open the airways, a prayer is offered silently inwardly on your behalf for your well-being and happiness.

Your feet are then washed and wrapped with hot towels. From here the sarong cover is rolled from either side into the centre of the body to cover the genital area … warm massage oil is gently applied to the whole body using hands and forearms. From here the active part of the massage commences ...beginning with a wonderful fluid wave like combination of sweeping and rolling, hand and forearm strokes that resemble ocean waves the therapist works their way around you moving continuously over and under the whole body working and releasing areas of tension as they are felt. Gentle joint stretches and mobilisations can be included as your prefer. Both the front and back of the body are massaged...head massage can be included as well. A towel cover is used for ladies for the chest area when face up.

Towards the end of the massage you are face up, the couch is adjusted into a slightly inclined position with the leg section raised to help you feel cradled and deeply towels are placed across your head and you are covered with a warm blanket to rest for a few more minutes listening to peaceful music as you integrate the experience. Both hot and dry towels are made available to wipe off excess oil.

5. How long are Lomi-Lomi treatments and how much are they?

Standard Lomi-Lomi is 60 minutes £70. Longer appointments of 90 minutes £100 are available for regular Lomi-Lomi clients.

6. Therapy Room

I work from home and have a light and bright dedicated therapy room with a fully adjustable, heated electric couch with extra thick comfort padding and comfort headrest to allow for extended treatments of 90 minutes and two hours

7. Booking an appointment

Message - Text 07747 842 748 with your name and best contact details, Please include the following:

  • Type of massage you want.
  • Brief description of what you need help with.
  • Dates and times you are available.

…I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible.

All treatments are 60 minute appointments, unless otherwise indicated and are charged as follows :

  • Massage & Manual Therapy - £60
  • Sports Massage - £60
  • MLD - £70
  • Reiki - £60
  • Lomi Lomi - £70
  • Relax Massage - £60

Appointment Times...(varies)
9am / 10.30am / 12.00 / 1.30pm / 3pm / 4.30pm

Payments Accepted
All major cards, Apple Pay, Bank Transfer, Cash

Payments taken via: Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Credit, AMEX & Mastercard



Cancellation Charges … unless the appointment can be filled the following charges apply :
  • Less than 48 hours notice, 100% of appointment fee.
  • Missed appointments, 100% of appointment fee.

8. Qualifications and Training

Andrew Brown - NAMMT (RMAdv), Dip. Tui Na F BH®

Professional Associations - Registered Member Of

  1. NAMMT - National Association of Massage & Manipulative Therapists

Qualifications & Training

  1. Sports Massage & Rehab (VTCT level 5)
  2. Advanced Remedial Massage (Northern Institute of Massage level 5)
  3. Hendrickson Method Practitioner (level 5)
  4. Tui-Na (Master CPD)
  5. Dr. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  6. Somatic Movement Coaching
  1. Holistic Massage (ITEC level 3)
  2. Thai Massage (Gateway level 2)
  3. Lomi-Lomi (Diploma - Infinity Training Academy)
  4. Reiki (Master Teacher)