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Videos and articles about Hawaiian massage, touch, bodywork and wellbeing
Touch – universal language | #letstalktouch

Touch – universal language | #letstalktouch

Aloha, #letstalktouch! Today's talk is about touch as our universal language: 👉 what does it mean that touch is the first language and the last? how do I understand it? 🙌 how much touch do you need and can lack of touch actually kill you? (spoiler: YES) 🤲 do I,...

Massage, competition and business mindset | #letstalktouch VIDEO

Massage, competition and business mindset | #letstalktouch VIDEO

"Aren't you afraid that you are creating competition?" I heard MANY times after I started teaching Hawaiian lomi lomi massage here in Iceland. Ok, so let's talk about it, openly, honestly. I will tell you what I'm afraid of and what I want to believe business is...

How to FEEL YOUR BODY and what does it even mean? | #letstalktouch

How to FEEL YOUR BODY and what does it even mean? | #letstalktouch

I give you my introduction to a huuuuuge topic: what does it mean to feel your body? Be in touch with your body? Listen to your body? I translate metaphorical into literal and give you one simple exercise that immediately helps you to feel your body (but first, I explain what does it even MEAN to feel your body and why we don’t want that).

Massage is a journey… where can it take you? | VIDEO #letstalktouch

Massage is a journey… where can it take you? | VIDEO #letstalktouch

“Massage as a journey” – translated from metaphorical to literal, based on stories of my clients and my own experience. Why lomi lomi sometimes has effects similar to hypnosis? What can you do to journey during massage? Is it normal? Is it safe? Is it pleasant? Where do people “go” when they journey?

5 disadvantages of being a masseuse | VIDEO #letstalktouch

5 disadvantages of being a masseuse | VIDEO #letstalktouch

Aloha! Being a massage therapist sounds like a perfect job. Or if not perfect, then at least really, really good one. I help others. I genuinely change their lives for better. I have flexible working hours. I massage when I want to and don't massage when I don't want...

No pain, more gain

No pain, more gain

Some people believe that a good massage has to be painful. Some people would think like this: “I went for a massage and it hurt, so it must have been good and deep”. Some people would say – no pain, no gain. Some people would think that it’s normal to have bruises after massage. When you have tensions, massage hurts, full stop.

The myth of comfort zone

The myth of comfort zone

"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. " - these words I found today on some fanpage I follow. Normally I would just say pffffffff nooooooo and kept scrolling. But maybe today should be the day when I tell you what I think about this whole...