A perfect way to combine bodywork education with a rejuvenating Hawaiian getaway! One or two weeks of events and hands-on bodywork at our private retreat house overlooking Kailua-Kona will provide you with 28-56 hours of training in Movement (passive deep joint mobilizations) and Mana (Hawaiian Massage and Spa techniques). This course is perfect for bodyworkers, massage and physical therapists, sports enthusiasts/coaches, and movement/yoga practitioners who practice hands-on therapies to their partners, clients and/or students.
Gentle but deeply effective "Joint Play" mobilization sequences restore Movement to articulations throughout the body, while Hawaiian healing modalities restore Mana (Life force and energy) using water, salt, stones, and massage. Week one: extremities and feet; Week two: torso, back, pelvis.
You will learn about Hawaiian traditions and culture, including ho'oponopono and how to build your own Mana, and experience the tropical sights and tastes of our location and local cuisine. And all hours are NCBTMB Provider-approved CEUs for your professional licensing needs.
Week One - Arrive Monday after lunch. Classes begin at 1pm, followed by a dinner buffet and evening presentation. Tuesday/Thursday (9am-5pm) will be the hands-on Joint Movement sequences with a lunch break. This will include detailed skeletal system review and palpation of boney landmarks of the upper and lower extremities. Wednesday will be full of lomilomi massage on the arms and legs. Friday 10am-1pm we will enjoy lapa'au foot baths and massage, followed by a beach picnic excursion.
Week Two - Similar to week one, we will begin Monday after lunch and close Friday afternoon. We will focus on the human torso, back and pelvis. Lomi on Wednesday will include back massage with oil, water, salts and stones. A sunset dinner cruise or luau will enhance our week!
Restoring movement in the body requires more than just stretching and exercise. The Lynn Wind Method of JOINT PLAY Mobilization is a technique for restoring the normal intrinsic movement in synovial joints. Since all body movements take place in joints, even emotional and mental stresses can cause joints to become restricted. Yoga, athletic events, postural imbalances, injuries and overuse syndromes are a few of the examples of when these techniques are indicated.
We will learn how to go through the body, area by area, and palpate the bones and joints, using coaxing oscillations on the articulations. This affects the intrinsic periarticular fascial joint tissues. Recommended: Working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.