3 CE Hour Intro to Lomi Lomi Massage
This Hawaiian massage class teaches mostly the ancient temple style Lomi, with strokes from heel to head and back. Class consists of a brief history lesson about Hawaii and lomi practice, plus a quick review of Ahupua’a, Ho'oponopono, chanting and the Hawaiian heiau plus an instructor demonstration of Lomi Lomi Massage. There is no time for hands-on practice in this short 3 CE hour class.
The lomi strokes that will be demonstrated in this intro 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 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