Hawaiian Massage Workshops in Hawaii for professionals and non-professionals

  Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy March 25-26 2017

 **Lomi Lomi Retreat March 28-April 4 2017 Rescheduled for September 4-11 2017 at the gorgeous Mauna Lea Manor Holualoa Big Island**

Other offerings

Malama Your Ohana

 Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage 



Hawaiian Massage for Pregnancy 

March 25-26 2017

Mindful Matters Wellness Center Kailua HI


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.

$245 you can register with a non refundable $50 deposit .  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 Day 1 only for 6 DONA CEU's or both days for 12 CEUs.  The price for day 1 only $150.

Massage therapists must attend both days to Earn NCBTMB CEU's.

Space is limited to 12 students for the full weekend there will be only 4 additional spots available to take only day 1.

Register below with a non-refundable $50 deposit.

Pregnancy course March 2017

Transformational Ohana Style Advanced Retreat

April 5-10 2017

Held at a private residence in Pahoa, Big Island

This is an advanced retreat for my former graduates and select practitioners with other Lomi lomi training on a case by case basis.  If you have prior lomi training and are interested you can email me to discuss your experience to see if this class is appropriate for you.  Students who have not trained with me will be required to complete a home study prior to attending and it is included in the price.

The course is held at a private residence in Leilani Estates in Pahoa on the Big island student will provide their own transportation to and from the class.

This is a 30 hour class with the option for those who just wanted the 16 hour weekend or did not have the funds to do the full class to join us Friday after our lunch break for the second half of the day and take the class Friday 2-6 Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 2-6.

The break down is

30 hour class April 5-10

Wednesday Students arrive before 4pm orientation 4-6:30 dinner

Thursday class all day 9-6
review some of the more intricate techniques with adding embellishments, Laulima, mana building exercises, practicing flow on and off the table, Ritual aspects of the work, starting to use more of the body

Friday morning 9-12:30
self care, mana building exercises, kalana hula, continue incorporating other parts of the body and leverage work

12:30-2 lunch break

Students arrive for 16 hour training Friday April 7 @1:30- 2pm

 2-6 pm

introductions, riding the waves of flow, working in layers, self care and movement

Saturday 9-6

bone washing, dynamic flow, using leverage for joint work and stretches, exploring working on the table


Morning off kalani dance excursion or free time

Class from 2-6 group practice review and connect techniques closing circle with certificates

weekend students depart at 6pm

6:30 dinner for 30 hour retreat

Monday breakfast and check out by 11

The cost break down is below.  The cost is reduced for students who have prior training with me as other students will be sent a set of dvds and a workbook for required home study before the course.

30 hour class April 5-10
Day trippers $775 includes 30 hours of class and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Shared room $1450 30 hours of class,5 nights lodging, all meals from dinner Wednesday through Monday breakfast

Depart Monday by 11am.

Only one spot in a shared room left for the residential option and 4 day tripper spots.

16 hour class April 7-9

Day trippers
$450 16 hours of class and lunch Saturday only

Shared room $675
16 hours of class, 2 nights lodging Friday and Saturday, all meals from dinner Friday through Sunday breakfast l(Sunday lunch on your own) depart at 6pm Sunday.

You can add lodging for Sunday night for $100 private $75 shared room includes dinner Sunday and Monday breakfast.

There are a limited number of bedrooms and preference is given to 30 hour participants first come first served.  

There is a $500 non refundable deposit required for residential 30 hour class and $200 non refundable deposit for day trippers or the 16 hour weekend class.  Students will receive a certificate and 16-30 NCBTMB CEUs depending on which option they choose.

You can use the link below for your deposit and any future payments specify your room and class preference when paying. Contact me first to check on room choice and space availability.  email is hamoeahealingarts@gmail.com or use my contact page.

transformational lomi April 5-9

  Residential Lomi Lomi RetreatSeptember 4-11 2017
50 NCBTMB CE hours

Mauna Lea Manor Holualoa Big Island near Kona


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 Hawaii Island, which will include a 50-hour certificate in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage.

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 50 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.


Prices shown are for booking by April 30 2017 and increase by $300 for residential and $100 commuter after May 1 2017.  You can reserve your choice of room with a $500 non-refundable deposit.

Red cottage occupancy Female dorm occupancy 4

King bottom bunk $2495

2 top bunks $1995 each

Queen loft bed $2395

See photos here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2160805?s=37DAvQnz 

Green cottage Female dorm max occupancy 5

4 people in Bunk beds $1995 each

1 King mattress in Loft $2395

See photos here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5848074?s=37DAvQnz

Blue cottage Male dorm occupancy 4

King bottom bunk $2495

2 top bunks $1995 each

King loft bed $2395

See photos here https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5847426?s=37DAvQnz

Offsite Commuter class, excursions and lunch only $1695

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

Class size is limited to 16 students total with no more than 3 commuter spots available.  More may open within 3 weeks of class time.

Groups of 2-5 traveling together who want to book a whole cottage can get a group rate based on number of people and availability of cottage. 

Contact me for pricing.More details coming soon.Register below with your $500 non-refundable deposit please select the gender appropriate room

Blue cottage is the male dorm other rooms are reserved for female students.

Commuter and Kama'aina book here

Commuter & kama aina September 4-11 2017


Red cottage Female dorm

Red Cottage female Room options for September 4-11 retreat

Green cottage Female dorm

Green Cottage Room options for September 4-11 retreat

Blue cottage Male dorm

Blue Cottage Male Room options for September 4-11 retreat

Registration info:
Phone : 808-936-6698
Email : hamoeahealingarts@gmail.com          

    Hawaii.jpgMalama 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.