Lomi Lomi meaning "massage" in the Hawaiian language is a word used today to simply describe Hawaiian massage. LomiLomi practioners use the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles and elbows to give a full and thorough massage. The massage is given in a fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands, often described as feeling like waves moving over the body. Another feature is that different parts of the body can be worked on at the same time, for example, one arm or hand can be working on one shoulder whilst the other hand on the opposite hip.