The goal of Lomi-atsu massage is to harmonize energy circulation in the body by using sliding pressure with the forearms, the elbows, the hands and the thumbs. Initially, by releasing muscle tension and by stimulating the organism’s vitality, the overall effect is both relaxing and therapeutic.

Subsequently, detoxification is encouraged with an abdominal massage which stimulates the function of various organs. Finally, Lomi-atsu draws on pressure points, characteristic of Oriental massage (Shiatsu), and aims at releasing specific tensions and restoring harmony within vital energy. Lomi-atsu massage is done on a table with oil.