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Hawaiian Massage Workshops in Hawaii for professionals and non-professionals


Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy January 2018

 **40 Hour Residential Lomi Lomi Retreat May 11-18 2018**

Other offerings see class descriptions below

Malama Your Ohana

 Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage 



  Residential Lomi Lomi Retreat May 11-18 2018
40 NCBTMB CE hours

Windward Retreat Center Ka'awa Oahu Hawaii

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Gain a deeper understanding of the potential for healing, growth and transformation that the Hawaiian teachings offer.  In this immersion workshop you will learn and practice the ancient art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage supported and nurtured in a lush tropical rainforest.Enjoy 7 nights and 8 days of bodywork, delicious food, field trips and relaxation on Oahu.

You Will Learn:
-The history and philosophy surrounding this work including the practice of ho'oponopono, and it's role in healing.
- Breath and movement exercises to activate your energy potential.
- Basic and advanced Lomi Lomi massage techniques including a full body routine with stretching and range of motion techniques.
- Self-Lomi for honoring and maintaining your own body.

Most importantly you will gain powerful new tools to add to your healing practice in a safe, fun and nurturing environment with cultural activities and field trips to natural wonders.  Courses are kept small to ensure maximum individual attention to each student.

This course is only for trained massage professionals and is not suitable for someone without prior training.   This workshop covers a great deal of hands on technique and is designed as continuing education for professional massage therapists.  It is not open to students without prior training in massage and anatomy, allowing professional therapists to get the most out of your continuing education investment. 

Passing students earn a certificate for 40 NCBTMB CE hours, 20 CPD points with the UK’s CThA and Australia’s AAMT and hours are recognized by the board of massage in Canada and Massage New Zealand.

The hours do not count toward the state of Hawaii basic 570 hour requirement for licensing.

Price includes meals, accommodations, excursions and 40 hours of training.  Kama'aina and commuter rate does not include accommodations or meals except lunch daily. 

Airfare and ground transportation to/from Windard Retreat Center is not included.  Course runs from 4pm May 11 2018 with check out by 11am May 18 2018.

You can reserve your choice of room with a $500 non-refundable deposit $200 deposit for Kama'aina.

Due to limited space (only 4 bedrooms) all rooms are shared dorm style with 2 shared bathrooms on the property.

Shared Triple room $2195.

Shared Double room $2295.

If you prefer your privacy or want to bring friends or family with you there is the option to stay offsite and commute to class during the day.  Offsite students are responsible for their own accommodations and transportation and only lunch is included daily.

Offsite Commuter 40 hours of class, excursions and lunch only $1695

Kama’aina with proof of Hawaii residency class, and lunch only no excursions $995

Reserve your spot in this retreat with your non-refundable deposit below.  A $500 deposit required for residentaial and offsite students.  A $200 deposit for Kama'aina with proof of Hawaii residency.

Class size is limited to 12 students total with no more than 4 commuter spots available. More may open within 3 weeks of class time.

Groups of 2 or more traveling together who want to book together can get a group rate based on number of people and availability. Contact me for pricing.

More details coming soon.  For info on Windard Retreat Center click here


Room choice


Balance is due with 50% of tuition due by March 30 2018 and the balance due by May 1 2018.

The $500 deposit is not refundable unless your space can be filled. Your space is not considered filled unless you fill it with someone or the class reaches capacity then the 12th person would be taking your spot. Not the next person to sign up after you drop out.

Cancellations within 30 days of class will get a refund of tuition paid minus the $500 non refundable deposit.

Cancellations less than 30 days or no shows will be charged in full and may recieve a partial credit toward a future class depending on the circumstances. For example a medical emergency or death in the family is a credit worthy excuse, proof is required to get credit.

Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy

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Every Tuesday in January 9,16,23,30 2018
9:30am-12:30pm

Best Birth Hawaii 3410 Campbell Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Attend 1-4 courses based on your schedule and interest

Earn 6-12 NCBTMB and DONA CEUs

No prior massage training required. This class is open to Massage Therapists, Doulas and Health Care professionals who want to acquire the skills to help provide comfort to pregnant women.
Also open to pregnant women and couples who want skills to help with prenatal comfort, labor support and post partum recovery.

A gentle but effective massage for the mother to be, nurturing the whole body and targeting the areas most effected by pregnancy. In this workshop students will learn massage techniques appropriate for all stages of pregnancy as well as contraindications.

Day 1 : January 9 2018
Anatomy, uses and contraindications for massage during pregnancy, and common complaints of pregnancy are covered in this class.

You will learn massage techniques on chairs and birth balls.
Acupressure points for use in stimulating and augmenting labor, self care and exercises to help prepare the body for birth will also be covered.

This class is a good stand alone option for pregnant women/couples and doulas who are looking for more comfort measures than full body massage techniques.

*If you have no experience working with pregnant clients and their specific anatomical changes and contraindications this class is recommended but not required to take the other classes as the information will not be repeated.

Day 2 : January 16 2018
You will learn a full body Hawaiian massage on floor mats so that the techniques can be adapted to the needs of the client in any setting.

Day 3 : January 23 2018
You will learn Hawaiian Massage techniques on massage tables completing a basic full body side-lying massage routine.

Day 4 : January 30  2018
Review and practice massage table work and discuss adapting it to hospital bed, couch or home bed and learn options for semi sitting.
Natural induction sequence using acupressure and massage a fabulous tool for doulas, midwives and massage therapists.


Instructor Carrie Rowell has practiced pregnancy massage for over 20 years and is a DONA certified birth doula with experience in both home and hospital births. She has successfully offered natural labor induction through massage and acupressure for women who otherwise would have been artificially induced.

Full 4 day course is Approved for 12 hours of continuing education for massage therapists with the NCBTMB and doulas with DONA.

Birth doulas have the option of attending either only Day 1&2 or only days 3&4 only for 6 DONA CEU's or all 4 days for 12 CEUs.

$60 per 1 class
$110 for 2 classes
$160 for 3 classes
$195 for all 4 classes

20% off for pregnant women and their partners.

Space is limited and preference is given to students taking all 4 classes.

Register below and enter the dates you would like to attend in the instructions.  Pregnant women contact me for a discount link for yourself or you and a partner.

Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy


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Malama your Ohana : Lomi Lomi for everybodyNo prior massage training required.
An introduction to Hawaiian healing traditions to help you care for yourself, friends and family.  This course is designed to give people with or without prior massage training or experience access to powerful methods of healing and self care to share with their loved ones and maintain optimal health.

You will learn:Breath of Ha and Kalana Hula: Daily breath work techniques and movement exercises designed to generate and store mana (power) in the body and use that mana for self healing and treatment for others.

Oli and Pule:  Chants and prayers for calling in assistance and setting the intention for healing and transformation.

Lomi Lomi:  Basic massage techniques to assist with chronic pain and tension in the most commonly affected areas of the body. Self Lomi:  Self care through massage, stretching and movement to manage chronic conditions and prevent injury and stagnation in your own body.

Day 1: Massage and self care for head, neck, shoulders and arms to assist with alleviating the symptoms of headaches, TMJ, repetitive strain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Day 2:  Back of the body for upper, middle and lower back pain, sciatica and foot and calf pain.

Day 3 : Front of the legs, feet and abdomen for digestive, reproductive issues, foot and knee problems.For 18 years Carrie Rowell has shared her knowledge and experience in Hawaiian Massage with massage professionals and couples and is now offering a course to bring healing back where it started, at home within the family. 

For professional massage therapists this course provides a basic introduction to lomi lomi techniques that can be incorporated into your existing practice, and 12 NCBTMB CE hours of training.  For a more comprehensive course with a thorough full body sequence see our September 4-11 2017 retreat at Mauna Lea Manor approved for 50 NCBTMB hours.

For non-professionals the course is a great way to maintain the health of your family and yourself with these powerful yet simple techniques. This workshop is ideal for couples, those with chronic pain or those with loved ones with chronic pain.  It is also a great skill to have to prevent issues from becoming chronic by treating the body regularly to the gift of loving touch. 

Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage Workshop 12 NCBTMB hours of training.half-back.gifHawaiians use all of the elements in nature for healing, earth, air, water, fire, plants and stones.  Students learn the correct placement, handling, safety and contraindications of Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage, as well as where and how to select stones to use in treatment.  A variety of techniques are offered with supervised practice and a chance to perform a full body routine. 

 

Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy  12 NCBTMB and DONA CEUs

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No prior massage training required.

This class is open to Massage Therapists, Doulas Prenatal Yoga instructors and other Birth and Health Care professionals who want to acquire the skills to help provide comfort to pregnant women.

A gentle but effective massage for the mother to be, nurturing the whole body and targeting the areas most effected by pregnancy. In this workshop students will learn massage techniques appropriate for all stages of pregnancy as well as contraindications.

Day 1 : You will learn massage techniques on mats, chairs and birth balls so that the techniques can be adapted to the needs of the client in any setting. Acupressure points for use in stimulating and augmenting labor, self care and exercises to help prepare the body for birth will also be covered. Contraindications for massage during pregnancy, anatomy and common complaints of pregnancy are covered in this class.

Day 2 : You will learn techniques on massage tables completing a basic full body side-lying massage routine.

Instructor has practiced pregnancy massage for over 18 years and is a DONA certified birth doula with experience in both home and hospital births. She has successfully offered natural labor induction through massage and acupressure for women who otherwise would have been artificially induced.