During the course you will receive teachings and guidance from Dawn Charlton, you will view a DVD of her Kahu, Sherman Dudoit giving talks and demonstrations, you will gain a very positive and powerful skill that can create the business you’ve always dreamed of. This Lomi Lomi training will also give you the opportunity to practice openness and be receptive to relationships and experiences and last but not least, you will learn to release negative thought patterns, giving you the power to transform your body and mind.
Full qualifications as a Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist, along with a certificate
A calm and peaceful mind
A relaxed and healthy body
A healing that will ripple throughout your life
Strong bonds with new friends
You can read more about our various workshop types and training courses below:
Level 1 training is a complete therapy that covers all main regions of the body, including the back; neck; chest; stomach; arms; hands; legs; feet and face. It was designed by the Hawaiian Ka Hunas (teachers of the secret) over the centuries to relax the body by mimicking the motions of the waves. This restorative Hawaiian massage works gently, yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes. This allows the recipient to relax due to the hypnotic effect, bringing the mind to a place of absolute stillness.
The basic principles of this rhythm and patterns are taught to activate meridians, energy points, release energetic blocks and allow the client a safe space to experience a time of oneness and unconditional love. By releasing these energy blocks the bodies own healing processes can take over.
The basic concepts of energy work is covered, such as connecting with the receiver, setting up your intent and taking care not to draw on your cellular energy. You will be taught to empower yourself to go within to find the answers, to allow the natural healing energies to flow by focusing on pure intent. Also basic concepts of how to drape the body with a sarong so that the client feels safe and comfortable; oiling up the body so that it feels like part of the treatment are all covered.
The treatment starts with a series of long flowing strokes along the entire length of the body, on each side. Whilst working through many of the main muscle groups, it allows the practitioner and receiver to connect and move into an almost hypnotic state.
The main areas of the body are then attended to with a series of specific strokes designed to help with lymphatic drainage and relieve muscular tension. All the while the hands rarely leave the body as each series of stokes connect seamlessly. This treatment when performed in it’s entirety last approximately 1 hour to 90 minutes.
Morning meditations are usual to relax the mind, release any blocked emotions and help facilitate learning.
The teaching style emphasises compassion, kindness and a relaxed environment with laughter, fun and support to make this learning an easy joyful experience.
Level 2 training is an extension of level 1. The same parts of the body are worked through, however many more strokes are added. This allows the practitioner to go much deeper into relieving tension in the major parts of the body that hold the stresses of modern living and trauma from physical exertion.
The techniques used in level 2 were perfected over the centuries by Hawaiian Healers to reintegrate the parts of the body of Hawaiian warriors that had been damaged in battle.
Within the longer flowing strokes more specific techniques are introduced that are highly effective at releasing tensed up muscles and moving stagnant energies though and out of the body.
More emphasis is added to becoming centred in the rhythm of Traditional Old Style Lomi Lomi, opening up the heart energy, connecting you to your higher self and the abundance of kindness and healing. This energy will flow into your clients and complete the circle of life.
This treatment when performed continuously will last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours. There are no formal notes given for this level as the emphasis is on feeling through each of the moves. However you are welcome to bring a notebook if written notes will aid in your style of learning.
Morning meditations are usual to help calm the mind and relax the body, move through any blocked emotions and help facilitate the learning process.
Level 3 is Trigger Point Therapy.
Trigger Point Therapy works specifically on fatigued, locked up muscles to relieve pain that just doesn’t seem to go away.
Many ailments such as migraines, frozen shoulders, bursitis, tendonitis are often misdiagnosed. The culprit can in fact be overworked muscles that have formed hard nodules which cause the length of the muscle to be strained.
What makes it difficult to diagnose is the concept of referred pain. So the real culprit of the problem is often not the area that is giving the pain. For instance pain in the front of the shoulder is often created by trigger points around the shoulder blade. Many headache problems are caused by the larger muscles of the upper back and around the shoulders. Once these larger muscle groups are released the headache pain is often relieved or at the very least allows the smaller muscles around the neck and head to be released more easily.
By locating the referring trigger point areas and applying pressure with targeted, milking strokes, these tiny knots are released, thereby releasing the entire muscle from it’s state of chronic contraction (The cause of the pain and discomfort).
Level 3 introduces the main trigger points along the body. We work through them sequentially by working with your partner with constant feedback to be able to get the “feel” of each trigger point area.
Theses trigger points are then integrated into the Level 2 Lomi Lomi massage sequence. The trigger points can be used as a stand alone therapy or incorporated into the Lomi Lomi stroke sequence as much as is desired or required.
Level 4 is a journey into understanding yourself, whilst deepening your understanding of the Lomi Lomi practice. We look at ancient techniques to recognise patterns within ourselves that may sabotage us and block the natural flow of moving forward and dealing with change in our lives.
Ancient Healing is an ancient Polynesian wisdom handed down ritually from a sacred lineage. This simple, powerful philosophy is based on living your truth. This entails having clear, open honest communication with yourself and all your relationships. This is a journey into the soul, discovering the essence of who you are, without the masks that we wear to suppress this true inspiration. This is what the ancients believed was the root of stagnation which leads to all suffering and pain.
Daily facilitated meditations are used to help move through any old patterns and journeling techniques are introduced to ground these insights and help move through any changes. The focus is on techniques that can be incorporated in daily life, going within to find your own answers and being your own facilitator of change and growth.
A full revision of Level 2 is performed with stroke corrections and an emphasis of keeping the flow and rhythm throughout the massage.
More trigger points are introduced with a deeper focus on referred pain. Specific patterns of referred pain are worked through and practiced with some more advanced techniques of how to find and release difficult trigger points within the body.
Stretching techniques are practiced and incorporated. Lomi Lomi with pregnancy is looked at with various techniques discussed and what areas that need to be avoided are examined.
Level 4 is usually held overseas (often Hawaii), so the training is mixed in with trips to beautiful local areas, sacred places and cultural events.
Hot Stone therapy is an ancient healing technique dating back over 3000 thousand years. The combination of heat and rhythm allow the therapist to penetrate deeply into any areas of pain and constriction along the body. The continuous flow of these hot stones, along with the placement of static hot stones, have a powerful relaxing effect upon the mind and body.
This is not just a static treatment used in conjunction with your massage techniques. This is a complete therapy using the hot stones to work deeply into the muscles with continuous flowing strokes. It is also a wonderful addition to any of the Lomi Lomi levels or any other body work modality. The hot stones allow the therapist to eliminate undue stress on their wrists and thumbs as they let the hot stones do the work
Tours to the most beautiful places in the world with a focus on self discovery, relaxation, self nurturing and soft adventure. Each offers something different, some gentle yoga, meditation, journaling and some various other modalities depending on the venue and availability of outside practitioner. These tours and retreats take the essence of Traditional Old Style Lomi Lomi, the philosophy and teachings of this ancient lineage into a form for everyone. The tours are suitable for anyone that would like to:
Experience new cultures and beautiful landscapes with a group of like minded people.
Transform old patterns and remove obstacles that have been holding them back.
Experience some sacred energy centres around the world.
Calm a busy or fatigued mind and body by being immersed in an environment that offers a slower more relaxed pace of life.
Feel nurtured and safe to receive new beliefs and shift on all levels.
Feel centred, calm and connected to your inner being, passion and life purpose.
The tours add the element of adventure usually involving some trekking or hiking and other activities through breathtaking scenery. We have chosen a balance of activities and exercises as well as providing a space for nurturing, rejuvenating and relaxing.
The tours work on every level of our being, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. By touring and experiencing different locations it opens the heart, mind and soul to new horizons. Shifts naturally happen more quickly as we respond to the changing external environment allowing our inner senses to evolve and speed up our transformative process.