Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who took the time to write their testimonials for me. I appreciate your support and value your feedback.
‘I can’t speak too highly of her’
‘Jo really helped me at a time of great pressure and fatigue. Her massage is sensitive but strong, and she is very responsive. I can’t speak too highly of her.’
Tim Pigott-Smith—Actor (King Lear, West Yorkshire Playhouse)
‘Lomi Lomi massage is a beautiful, nourishing and powerful experience.
I hope to repeat it again very soon.’
‘Recently, I had the best massage of my life at Lomi Massage Leeds. It really and truly was the best massage I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot. I’m even qualified in Swedish massage myself, and I believe wholeheartedly in the power of massage for mind and body, so this is high praise indeed from me.
Jo’s calming personality and true belief in what she is doing mean that you have a real trust in her and that in itself allows you to relax almost right from the start.
This massage is a wonderful way to be nourished and nurtured, and to take some time out of your regular routine for your mind, body and soul. I felt so much better afterwards. More at peace with myself and with the world. This feeling continued long after the massage ended and thinking back to it, I return to a calmer state of mind.
Lomi Lomi massage is a beautiful, nourishing and powerful experience. I hope to repeat it again very soon.’
(Testimonial abridged from full blog post at www.margot-and-barbara.com.)
‘I booked again straightaway!’
‘I find my job stressful, with work matters preying on my mind a lot of the time. Jo’s massage was very relaxing, and allowed me to float away from my worries and just enjoy the moment. As a therapist Jo is very sympathetic and a good listener. After the massage I was able to go back to work in a better and calmer frame of mind. I booked again straightaway!’
Michael—Local Government Worker
‘Jo is a shining example of someone who has found what she wants to do in life and does it superbly well.
This is not your usual massage.’
‘Jo is a shining example of someone who has found what she wants to do in life and does it superbly well. This is not your usual massage. Jo has made the whole experience her own – from the special venues to the tea and cake ritual. Nor is this just a job to her. It’s a life purpose. She serves from a deeply spiritual place and is a positive force for good in the world. (And she gives fantastic massages!)’
Helen—Photographer and Writer
‘… I didn’t want it to end …’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed my massage. Having mainly had Swedish ones before I didn’t quite know what to expect. The best thing I can say is I didn’t want it to end, but when it did I was completely content. My mind wandered off at times, and as I merrily tripped out I imagined the long strokes that went from shoulder to toe, or under my back while facing up were waves crashing onto a Hawaiian beach.’
Dom—Head of Corporate Communications and Social Media
‘It was like a massage prayer to my soul.’
‘My Lomi Lomi massage with Jo was a birthday gift and it is one I will long remember. In a quiet and secluded cabin I was taken on a powerful journey out of the everyday to be held and nurtured as if by the ocean waves. Jo attended to my every comfort to make my experience both deeply pleasurable and profoundly relaxing. It was like a massage prayer to my soul.
A powerful presence and a dedication to serve at the highest level through this transformative bodywork. I can recommend Jo unreservedly.’
Linda—Broadcast Media Director
‘… for that hour nothing mattered …’
‘I booked a Lomi massage with Jo as I was looking for a way to relax and have some ‘me’ time, and Jo came well recommended by people I know. For me, the experience was one of the most positive I’ve had this year. I am currently battling with anxiety and depression but for that hour nothing mattered. Jo is sweet, friendly, has lovely warm hands and makes cake. What more could you ask for? I cannot recommend her enough and will definitely be treating myself again.’
‘I feel so much calmer and cared for. Truly addictive and a real gift to yourself.’
‘I have had many massages in my time and have also trained as a massage therapist in the past. From first touch, Jo’s massage technique and consideration for your comfort, is instantly relaxing. I do a lot of exercise and regular massages from Jo have been key to easing my aches and pains. I find I recover from exercise much quicker, I feel so much more in tune with what’s going on with my body and my skin has become wonderfully smooth.
The reason I like the massages that Jo gives is that every inch of my body feels like it has been worked, including between my toes! but at the same time, my modesty is preserved. I feel very comfortable and confident in her abilities. Not only do I get a massage but parts of me are stretched and joints gentled mobilised.
I would thoroughly recommend a massage from Jo. Not only has it done wonders for my physical wellbeing, but I feel so much calmer and cared for. Truly addictive and a real gift to yourself.’
Holly—Charity Correspondence Advisor
‘I would whole-heartedly recommend Jo -
this is certainly one of the very best I have ever had’
‘Oh wow. How do I describe the heaven I felt earlier this week thanks to Jo at Lomi Massage? I’m not sure words are enough! It was immensely relaxing, I was almost in a deep sleep. I have had quite a few different massages before, from aromatherapy through to Swedish and I would whole-heartedly recommend Jo – this is certainly one of the very best I have ever had. I will absolutely be going back!’
Ally—Head of Digital Marketing
‘Simply wow! What an amazing experience.’
‘Simply wow! What an amazing experience. Still feeling the effects the day after. Would definitely recommend. I will be booking in again!’
Emma—Reporter, Press Association
‘my body flowed with ease again’
‘Jo made me feel so relaxed, she is so warm and caring that this had a healing touch in itself! After the massage my body flowed with ease again and I really enjoyed being fully back in it.’
Chrissie—Mental Health Worker
‘… an incredibly deep, relaxing experience …’
‘Jo’s Lomi Lomi massage was an incredibly deep, relaxing experience. I was amazed by the way she maneuvered my body, seemingly effortlessly, which allowed her to do some gorgeous long strokes and contributed to my relaxing even more. I could feel my breaths getting deeper and felt myself slipping away into a profound relaxed state.
I loved the long strong strokes, especially the leg strokes, and Jo’s smooth connecting technique.
I would not hesitate to recommend this massage to others: this type of massage is a big improvement on a typical ‘holistic’ massage: I found it smoother and deeper.
Jo has a gentle personality, great listening skills and a healing spirit: she also has warm hands, strong arms and great intuition and connection to her clients … the perfect combination for a great massage—I really wish you were still in Oxford!’
Dawn—Associate Director, Proforest
‘I really loved the fluidity, rhythm and movement of the strokes’
‘This has been my first experience of Lomi Lomi massage. I found it to be even more pleasurable than the Swedish massage I’ve received before. I really loved the fluidity, rhythm and movement of the strokes over my whole body.
Jo worked on different parts of my body at the same time, for example from my shoulders down to my ankles. I felt very connected with her and weightless, as though I were swimming. After the massage I found I had more mobility in my neck and that my face muscles had relaxed. I would definitely have another Lomi Lomi massage with Jo in the future.’
‘… a session with Jo is the perfect way to tell your body that you’re sorry …’
‘[Jo is] a delight of a human being with very reasonable rates. A session with Jo is the perfect way to tell your body that you’re sorry.’
‘A great experience and something I’d recommend to anyone.’
‘I’ve managed to make it to the ripe old age of thirty-five without ever experiencing a professional massage, so going along to Lomi Massage was a whole new experience for me, and one I am very keen to repeat. I was a little nervous but the massage therapist, Jo, put me completely at ease with her radiant smile and friendly manner.
The massage exceeded my expectations – Jo regularly checked how I was doing, asking me if she should apply more or less pressure, checking to see if I was experiencing any discomfort etc – and I was left feeling like I’d just had a looooooong bath or the world’s greatest nap. A great experience and something I’d recommend to anyone.’
Graham—Assisted Living Manager
‘I’m so impressed, I’m even going to send my good lady wife!’
‘Ooh! I’ve had my very first Lomi massage today. Jo was absolutely wonderful from the outset. I’ve been knotted across most of my back for about as long as I can remember. That all ended this afternoon. Hot stones and expert hands and I feel like a new man (not in the 80′s sense). I’m so impressed, I’m even going to send my good lady wife! Thanks ever so much Jo. I’ll bring my “novelty back” to see you again soon.’
Phill—WY Police Detective
‘Glad I made time … strongly recommended.’
‘Glad I made time yesterday for the massage. Lomi is a lot more fluid than other massages I’ve tried, not airy-fairy at all, and it really soothed out the stresses of the past few weeks, and I was surprised by how much the hot stones helped to melt away those knots. I’m typing this in the same duff chair at the same duff desk, so the knots will be back, and I will too. Strongly recommended.’
Paul—Comedian and Promoter
‘Everyone should give it a go!’
‘I had been recommended to have a massage by Lomi as a way of relaxing myself and my body after putting it through some recent exertion. Having never had a massage before and not knowing what to expect, I found I was made to be completely at ease. At no point during the experience did I feel uncomfortable. After the massage was complete, I felt so chilled out I could have quite easily had 40 winks. I could feel the difference in my shoulders and neck and have for certain have benefited from the experience. Everyone should give it a go!’
‘I was the person I’d wanted to be again all weekend!’
‘Basically I wanted the massage so I could take more control over my body. I certainly did that! I woke up nice and early on Saturday morning with my daughter and really enjoyed giving her, her breakfast. I was sat thinking to myself how relaxed I felt. Usually my heart rate would be pounding and as a consequence I’d not be able to give all my attention. I’d be a little distant and impatient. I was none of those things. In fact, I was the person I’d wanted to be again all weekend! Sometimes that feeling was all I’d craved for many a year. We spent time together in a way I’d not known. I was chilled out yet able to think clearly!
Of course, as the week has gone, on I’ve slowly found my body returning to its usual state. That control has slipped but I am happy in the knowledge that the space I’d known as a child where the air was still and full of dreams still existed. The challenge now for me is to try and learn to maintain that state.
I did my Masters in Marketing and throughout we touched upon Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs. The greatest need was self actualisation. Of course all the needs before it still need daily work and attention, however to actually feel I might be close to this final need is exhilarating.’
Holistic Lomi Lomi Massage in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire and Masham near Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Call 07784 573 886 to make an appointment.