Tahitian Taurumi Massage | Traditional Bodywork

Published: May 3, 2021 | Revised: Feb 17, 2023
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

Tahitian Taurumi Massage

The Tahitian Taurumi Massage is a spiritual and therapeutic practice, part of indigenous Tahitian Traditional Medicine, and widely used across the Tahiti islands.

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The practice, traditionally given by Tahuas (folk healers), combines touch and massage, and is focused on working with different Energy Lines.

Giving pressure on bodily soft tissue is an important technique and involves using the hands, forearms, and elbows, but likewise the feet.

Additionally, the Taurumi Massage may be given by using Monoi oil, which is nourishing and moisturizing. The session usually begins with the head and ends with the feet.

The goal of the massage is to prevent and treat physical and spiritual pains, done by “extracting negative energies” from the body.

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