18 CE Hour Heavenly Hawaiian Lava Lomi Bodywork
This 18 CE Hour Heavenly Hawaiian Lava Lomi Bodywork is offered on the following dates:
- Please select "9:00 am Jul 21, 2019" above for the following 2-Day class schedule: Sunday, July 21, 2019, 9 am - 9:30 pm & Monday, July 22, 1 pm - 7:30 pm
This Lomi Lomi Bodywork Class is strongly influenced by ancient Hawaiian temple practices. The bodywork is performed with mostly forearms and long captivating strokes. There are 2 sections this class. In the 12 hour Hawaiian Lomi Lomi section, you will be provided a brief lecture in:
- Hawaii’s history, peace and hostility
- Pule or prayer
- Hawaiian heiau
- Hawaiian language
- Hawaiian culture and sharing
- Anatomy versus nature
- The sacredness of bone
- Geographical isolation
- Religious influence
- Lack of standardization
The lomi strokes taught in this class include:
- Prone: Short & Long Back Strokes
- Prone: Hand & Forearm Strokes Heel to Head (and back)
- Prone: Sole of Foot Forearm Stroking
- Prone: Heel to Wrist Stroking (and back)
- Supine:Face Work with Forearms
- Supine: Wrist to Waste Stroking
- Supine: Simultaneous Chest & Back Strokes
- Supine: Simultaneous Anterior & Posterior Leg Strokes
- Supine: Foot Work with Forearms
6 Hours of the class is dedicated towards learning about hot stones, volcanic lava and how to apply this to the body for therapeutic effect. A brief lecture is provieded in:
- The history of using lave and stone for health purposes
- Bodywork contraindications
- Therapeutic effects of heated stone work
- Lava stone classifications & categories
- Supplies required for lava lomi application
There are multiple instructor demonstrations plus student practice and receipt of bodywork in addition to multiple theoretical powerpoint presentation. We will use bolsters, the face cradle and top/bottom sheets (draping is with full sheets instead of a towel). Students should be comfortable fully undressing for practice. Genitalia and breast tissue are covered with draping at all times; however, in prone position, 1/2 the body is exposed from head to heel for long body stroking (no gluteal cleveage or genitalia are exposed).
Enjoy a taste of Hawaii in this incredible 18 CE Hour Multi-Day Class.
CE Broker Course #20-636491
This Lomi massage class was written and is taught by CE Institute LLC Founder, Selena Belisle. Selena has been practicing massage therapy for 30 years. She started with sports massage in 1989, and later sought formal “full body” massage therapy training in a 1,000+ hour program at the Massage Institute of New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was at the Massage Institute in 1995 where Selena met and trained with a student of Kahuna Abraham Kawai`i. Selena’s instructor (Christine), taught Selena her first strokes in Ancient Temple Style Lomi Massage and other authentic Hawaiian cultural practices. Selena was drawn into Hawaiian history and healing practices when she learned about the ahupua'a system in the 1990s. Selena’s practice/study of Ancient Temple Style Lomi Lomi Massage and Hawaiian culture/history spans 25 years. She has trained and practiced in both Ancient Temple Style and Auntie Margaret/Big Island style Lomi Massage.
In more recent years, Selena completed an intensive week-long Lomi Lomi workshop by Harry Uhuane & Sila Jim in: Creating Space, Bone Washing, Po'o, Lomi HA, Kala'e, and Laulima. The course was created and taught by Halau Uhane Lomilomi Lapa'au, School for Sacred Soul Teaching and Healing through Native Hawaiian Culture Traditions in 2018. In 2017, Selena studied Lomi Massage in Maui and Big Island Hawaii. This included a month-long trip to multiple heiaus, a sacred-sites tour by a native Hawaiian Lomi Brother, another 3-day Lomi Massage course in Pahoa from Kalani Honua Inc., working with half a dozen other native lomi massage practitioners, participating in several different special Hawaiian practices amongst the Hawaiian people and visiting even more ancient and revered Hawaiian places and settings. Selena has also completed the Sacred Lomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork workshop and several more lomi massage trainings with other various Lomi “instructors” – some being authentic - and some not.
Selena will be returning to the Hawaiian Islands for another month in the Fall of 2019 to continue her Hawaiian healing and cultural training. This includes her geology studies of volcanic basalt and minerals plus her aromatherapy studies of indigenous Hawaiian plants – many of which are (or were) used for medicinal purposes. Selena invites her lomi students to join her Hawaiian trips and explorations, as means to spread the word of our Hawaiian culture. Selena’s experience with true Hawaiians is that they are a giving people who want to share their heritage (so that it is not lost) – which is what Selena achieves amongst her students in her authentic lomi massage classes.
Register for your CE Institute LLC Lomi Massage class today, to become part of our Ohana (lomi family). Not only will you add a wonderful healing modality to your practice with Lomi massage, but you will also gain from your fellow students some new lomi brothers, lomi sisters, lomi mamas and/or lomi papas! Aloha and Mahalo