24 hours of training in the ancient art of Hawaiian Massage NCBTMB Approved. Instructor Carrie Rowell travels from Hawaii to share the gift of aloha. With over 20 years of training in Hawaii with 11 different Hawaiian masters she combines the best techniques from different lineages into a thorough and unique massage experience.
Thursday, June 13 - Sunday, June 16
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
333 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
7 CEs through NCBTMB
24 NCBTMB CEs
Description of Event
This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce participants to the massage techniques used for centuries throughout the Hawaiian islands. The traditional incorporation of conscious breathing and proper body mechanics maximizes the effectiveness of the therapist and minimizes the detrimental effects that doing massage for a living can have on the body. Course Purpose The purpose of this course is to give massage therapists access to a powerful system of knowledge that will be beneficial for themselves and their clients. It teaches the proper body mechanics to use the most appropriate amount of pressure with the least strain on their body. It protects the hands of the therapist by offering alternative techniques using the forearms, elbows, fists, knuckles and other parts of their body to do the work. And it educates therapists on the power of working with their breath and the client’s breath to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment received. Specific Objectives By the end of this course a participant will have learned: • Basic Lomi Lomi massage techniques as well as some history and terminology. • Movement and breath exercises to increase their effectiveness in any massage. • Techniques to massage with other parts of their bodies to avoid exhausting the hands. • Self-care methods to preserve their energy after bodywork. • Appropriate methods of monitoring clients breathing and communication skills to assist the client in using their breath to release tension. • Gentle range of motion and joint mobilization techniques. • Enough techniques to perform a full body Lomi Lomi session in whatever length of time is appropriate for therapist and client (generally 1-3 hours). Teaching Methods • Demonstration of techniques and supervised hands-on practice with individual attention from instructor. • Hand-outs for individual and group study and a recommended reading list, DVDs available to students. • Open discussion, questions and answers, lecture and daily review of the day’s techniques and preview of next day’s techniques. • A safe and fun learning environment conducive to maximum retention and future application of knowledge gained. • Open access to instructor for future questions or concerns. Carrie Rowell is a licensed massage therapist who has been doing intuitive bodywork for over 15 years. Living in Hawaii she apprenticed Lomi Lomi with several Native Masters. Since 1998 she has traveled all over the world teaching massage, sacred dance and women’s empowerment workshops. When not traveling she lives and works, specializing in Lomi Lomi and Pregnancy Massage in Kailua , Hawaii . You can see more information at www.hamoea.com.
Bancroft School of Massage