12 CE Hour Lomi Lomi Massage
This 12 CE Hour Lomi Lomi Massage is offered as a 1-day or 2-day class on the following dates:
- No live classes are available at this time - please click HERE for the webinar version of this same exact class!
There is a 10 minute break every hour of class as well as a 30 minute meal break in the middle of each day.
This Hawaiian massage class teaches mostly the Ancient Temple Style Lomi, with strokes from heel to head and back. The majority of the class is hands-on practice time with extra emphasis on using forearms, oil and long strokes.
Some brief history about Hawaii and lomi practice is offered, including reviewing Ahupua’a, Ho'oponopono, chanting, gaining your own Sovereignty and the Hawaiian Heiau.
There is instructor demonstration plus student practice and receipt of lomi massage in addition to the 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).
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: Abdominal Work (optional)
- Supine: Simultaneous Anterior & Posterior Leg Strokes
- Supine: Foot Work with Forearms
This Lomi massage class was written and 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 became “hooked” in Hawaiian history and healing practices when she learned about the ahupua'a system in the 1990s. Selena’s practice of Ancient Temple Style Lomi Massage and learning of ancient Hawaiian culture and practice 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 taught 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 Hawaiian native 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 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 invites her lomi students to join her Hawaiian trips and explorations, as means to spread the word of our Hawaiian culture. This includes her geology studies of volcanic basalt and minerals for hot stone massage plus her aromatherapy studies of indigenous Hawaiian plants – many of which are (or were) used for medicinal purposes. Selena’s experience with true Hawaiians is that they are a giving people who share and share alike – which is what Selena achieves amongst her students in her authentic lomi massage classes.
Register for your CE Institute LLC Lomi Massage today, to become part of our Ohana. 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.
Please enjoy Massage Magazine's article about Lomi Lomi Massage written by a published expert and CE Institute LLC Founder/Instructor - Selena Belisle: