Author Archives: Leigh

Hilot Massage: Traditionally Modern

It’s rare in an age of globalism and near instant satisfaction, that one man’s luxury is another man’s last resort. Hilot, the traditional healing massage and diagnostic practice of the Philippines is one such rarity. Hilot has been practiced since … Continue reading

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Slip into the ancient art of Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an intense, heavy pressure massage originating from India and its historic medical text, the Ayurdeva. This particularly rigorous experience focuses on the marmas, or special pressure points, of the body and used to accomplish one of four … Continue reading

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Lomi Lomi: Bringing Aloha to the world

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, Lomi Lomi massage is much more intricate and unusual than its first appearance. While mostly the use of a practitioner’s hands on the client’s body, it also combines meditation, assisted stretching and a psychological purging … Continue reading

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DOMS and Massage, Part II

Previously we looked at theories about post-exercise massage, highlighting a classic misconception of lactic acid, its affects, and the discovery of lactic acid as a fuel. To recap, until recently physiologists believed that lactic acid caused Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness … Continue reading

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