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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Apprenticeship Training Program




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Ho’omana Lomi Apprenticeship Program offers a part-time 600 Hour professional apprenticeship integrating Hawaiian healing bodywork and cultural education. Our program allows students to focus and perpetuate the sacred healing art form known as Lomi Lomi while preparing to be a Licensed Massage Therapist. Our program is a continuance of the values of Aloha Spirit, Ohana, Kokua, Malama and Pono; which are deeply imbedded in the Hawaiian model of wellness. Following lineage teachings, our lomi apprenticeship is inspiring and practical. This journey fosters powerful personal growth experiences allows one to acquire an incredible set of skills that may be shared with Ohana (family) or cultivated into meaningful career path as a health care professional.

Our instructors’ knowledge is passed down through a long lineage of master practitioner’s. The various lomi courses provide a learning environment with extensive and effective lomi techniques, Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’oponopono, meditation and chant. Ho’omana is dedicated to the development of each student’s mind, body and spirit while ensuring a supportive and quality learning experience that can create a solid foundation in one’s life.

Apprentices who complete all program requirements will sit for their state boards to obtain a license to practice massage therapy in the state of Hawaii.

The most requested treatments in massage therapy establishments statewide are lomi lomi massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone therapy. Upon completion of the program therapists will be highly marketable in any setting including spas, chiropractic offices, or private practice. They will have gained extensive knowledge and mastery of these massage techniques. Apprentices will obtain all the skills needed to launch a successful career in Massage Therapy.

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Apprenticeship Program Requirements

lomi lomi class 3The program hours shall be completed in not less than 6 months and not more than 12 months, extensions may be granted by the board for justifiable reasons.

The effective date of the apprentice permit shall be that date that the application for the apprentice permit, that is, a person is not permitted to begin the apprentice program until the actual date of approval.

Applicants for the massage examination and license are required to have a current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate (American Red Cross or American Heart Association) at the time of application for the exam. (6 Hours)


Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology (60 Hours) Instruction held at Makawao School of Therapeutic Massage (MSTM). All other courses held at Ho'omana Spa Maui.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Week-Long Training Includes Hot Stone Therapy (60 hours)

In this course the practitioner will learn a full body Lomi Lomi massage technique that addresses muscle imbalances, limited range of motion and musculoskeletal dysfunction that is both specific and therapeutic in it’s application. This course is the foundational work upon which all other Lomi classes being taught at Ho'omana Spa Maui will build. This approach follows in the lineage of Big Island Style Lomi intended to instill a level of skill necessary for proper assessment, palpation, and treatment of injury. Lomi Fundamentals is a multi-dimensional form of structural lomi incorporating concepts of Hawaiian spirituality, meditation techniques, and indigenous values addressing the whole person.

Students will learn to use hot stones to relax muscles tissues, increase circulation and release tension in the body. These heated tools act as an extension of the therapist’s hands to administer traditional lomi lomi techniques learned in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training.

Advanced Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Week-Long Training (60 hours)

Advanced Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training Focusing on Core Musculature and Skeletal Alignment - Once the muscles have been warmed and relaxed in Lomi Fundamentals, advanced techniques are administered focusing on the releasing of joints at the level of the tendonous and ligamentous attachments. This approach allows the practitioner to address acute injury without exacerbating painful symptoms. Proper movement and function of the body is dependent upon the stability created by the axial skeleton and the muscles that support these structures including the pelvis, lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. Learn how to release and restore alignment to these commonly symptomatic areas using subtle lomi lomi procedures. From a Hawaiian Perspective, our back bone is a symbol of an ancestral connection and the stability offered as a result of ancestral support. The intention behind the work is that by bringing the physical body into alignment, there is a space held for the spiritual, emotional, and mental bodies to also realign.

Advanced Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training Focusing on Attachments and Extremities -The circulation of nutrients from the blood, elimination of waste products in lymphatics, and communication of the central to peripheral nervous system is dependent upon open pathways in these body systems. Once core musculature has been flushed and the drains of circulation opened, the extremities are free to flush toxins as well. Advanced lomi lomi techniques are administered focusing on the releasing of joints at the level of the tendonous and ligamentous attachments allowing the practitioner to address acute injury without exacerbating painful symptoms. Emphasis is placed on following the symptom to it’s source ultimately assisting in increasing flexibility and using subtle positioning to bring the body back into optimal functional alignment all the way to the tips of the fingers and toes.

Hawaiian Spa (16 Hours). Master a unique system of spa treatments using from a Hawaiian healing perspective. Learn to administer dry table scrubs, wraps, facials and many more luxurious spa treatments.

back walk classHawaiian Back Walking - Kua Lua (24 Hours). Traditional style of back walking and footwork. Learn to feel with your feet in the way you feel with your hands. This is an excellent form of massage for more dense clients who need additional depth in their treatment.

Hapai / Noho Lomi Lomi - Pregnancy Massage and Seated Techniques (24 Hours). Learn to work with specific populations including prenatal, postnatal and pregnancy massage techniques in a side lying position. Learn to administer lomi techniques learned in core classes in the seated position.

4 Hand Lomi Lomi (24 Hrs). This special technique that is a more recent healing expression of lomi lomi. This unique experience involves two massage therapists simultaneously using traditional flowing lomi strokes, facilitating a sense of complete surrender within.

Soap Note Writing Class (12 Hours)

Lomi Reports (30 Hours)

Advanced Case Studies (10 Hours)

Business & Marketing Class (18 Hours)

Hawaiian Studies (42 Hours)

Community Outreach & Organization (36 Hours)

Hands On Experience in Community Clinic (200 Hours)

State Exam Preparation (8 Hours)

lomi lomi class 2Lomi Lomi Clinic:

Students who have completed coursework with MSTM as well as the foundational courses of Ho’omana Lomi Lomi Curriculum including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamentals Week, and Advanced Lomi Lomi Week (total of 180 hours) may apply for Apprenticeship Permit. Once student has obtained Apprenticeship Permit from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and a student insurance card through ABMP, clinical hours can begin.

Tuition and Payment Options:

Upon approval of application, a $1500 deposit is due to secure your space in the program. The $1500 security deposit is apart of the total cost and would be deducted from the below payment options. 

Payment Options:

Option 1. Full payment in the amount of $4650 plus tax covers full tuition for the 600 Hour program and will be due February 10, 2014. 

Option 2. Two payments in the amount of $2400 for a total of $4800 plus tax. First payment will be due February 10, 2014 and the final payment will be due 4 months after course work begins. Exact dates will be given upon registration. 

Option 3. Initial deposit in the amount of $1500 due February 10, 2014 in addition, monthly payments of $575 over a 6-month period, totaling $4950, payments due at the 15th of the month. 

lomi lomi schoolScholarships:

Scholarships are offered to individuals of Hawaiian Ancestry through Ho’omana Spa Maui.  Applicants will need to submit a written intentional request for scholarship funds, along with their application to become eligible for assistance.  

Upon approval, a $500 non-refundable deposit is due to secure the students enrollment.  The remaining non-refundable balance will be February 10, 2013 in the amount of $2000.  Monthly payment installments are available upon request. 

Additional Costs:

Ho’omana Apprenticeship Application Fee $50

DCCA Massage Therapy Division Apprenticeship Application Permitting Fee $50

Textbooks: $125

Individual supplies: sheets, oil, extra T-shirts required for clinic. $200-$400

Student insurance and benefits from ABMP $50

Adult and Infant CPR training: $65

Tables will be provided for all courses and outreaches during your program.

Tax: Hawaii State General Excise Tax on all goods and services added to all charges.

lomi trainingTuition Covers:

Instruction from MSTM in core academia; which includes Anatomy & Physiology.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training, Advanced Lomi Lomi Core and Extremity Training, 2 Sacred Sites Tours, Taro Patch Excursion for stone gathering Wailua Nui, Hapai /Seated Lomi, Kua Lua-Hawaiian Back Walking, 4 Hand Lomi, Hawaiian Spa Course, Advanced Lomi Case Studies, Business and Marketing, Documentation Course, Hawaii State Exam Prep Course, Hawaiian studies.

Complimentary T-shirt for clinic and apprenticeship name badge.

All Apprentices interested in experiencing clinic massage will receive sessions at a discounted rate of $20.

Refund Policy:

The $1500 registration deposit and $50 application fee is non-refundable.

Up to two weeks before classes begin, all tuition paid may be refunded less a 15% transaction fee and the $50 application fee are non-refundable.

Once the course work begins, all refunds will be calculated according to the date that Ho’omana Lomi Apprenticeship Program receives a formal written notice of withdrawal. Tuition will be charged at the rate of $20 per hour for MSTM classes and Hoomana Lomi Lomi Curriculum up to that date. In addition, the registration deposit and application fee are non-refundable and may not be credited toward future courses. Any tuition paid in excess of this will be refunded within 30 days. Any tuition still owed by the student at the time they withdraw will be charged in full.

All students who drop out of program after completing first 150 hours of training have the option of paying $20/hr for Hoomana Lomi Lomi Curriculum Courses or completing a minimum of 80 hours of clinic as reimbursement for scholarship funding.

Withdrawal From Program:

The progression of the program is dependent upon the commitment of all apprentices to complete a minimum of 200 clinical hours in addition to their course work. Should an apprentice need to withdrawal from the program a $20 hour fee will be charged for all coursework completed as well as a reimbursement of $2000 (80 Clinical Hours).

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Ho'omana's Apprenticeship Calendar of Events 2013 through 2014:

Supervised Clinic Shifts For Already Permitted Apprentices

  • Tuesday and Thursday CLINIC 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday CLINIC 3:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday – CLINIC Shifts and Outreaches - TBA

September 2013:

  • September 1 – September 30 – Lomi Immersion Course 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
  • September 2 - September 8 – Lomi Fundamentals 7 Day Course
  • September 3 - Makawao School of Therapeutic Massage Student Orientation 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • September 10 - December 17- Tuesdays - Anatomy & Physiology 6:00pm-9:00pm at MSTM 
  • Kinesiology at Makawao School of Therapeutic Massage (MSTM) TBA
  • September 11-13 -Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage and Seated Lomi Techniques Class
  • September 16-18- Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking Course
  • September 22--23 – Four Hand Lomi Lomi Course
  • September 25-26 – Hawaiian Spa Therapies Course
  • September 29 -Immersion Graduation Dinner

October 2013:

  • October 25 – 31 – Lomi Fundamentals 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

November 2013:

  • November 4 – 10 – Lomi Advanced Review 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
  • November 12-15 – Ho’opa’a Lomi Course 8:30am -4:30pm daily

December 2013: 

  • December 10- Advanced Case Studies Class 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • December 12 – Ethics Class 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • December 17- All MSTM coursework must be complete
  • December 18 - January 7 CHRISTMAS BREAK 

January 2014: 

  • January 7 – Clinic Orientation and Soap Notes Class 4:30pm-8:30pm
  • January 9 – Advanced Soap Notes Class 4:30-8:30pm
  • January 14 – Mock Clinic 3:45pm-9:00pm Two - 100 minute sessions (Bring 2 clients)
  • January 16 – Mock Clinic 3:45pm- 9:00pm 4 – 50 minute sessions (Bring 4 clients)
  • January 21 – Supervised Clinic Schedule Begins 3:45-9:00pm

February 2014:

  • February 8-14 Lomi Fundamentals Week and Lomi Ili Hot Stone Therapy
  • February 17-23- Advanced Core and Advanced Extremities
  • February 26-Final Registration for March Apprenticeship Program

March 2014:

  • March 13- Advanced Lomi Case Studies Class 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • March 13– March 24 - SPRING BREAK

April 2014:

  • March 31 - April 6 – Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamentals 7 Day Course
  • April 9-11- Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage Course 8:30am-5:30pm
  • April 14-16 – Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking Course 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • April 20– 21 – Four Hand Lomi Lomi Course 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • April 23-24 – Hawaiian Spa Therapies Course 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • April 27 – Immersion Graduation Celebration

May 2014:

  • May 16-22 Lomi Fundamentals Course 8:30pm- 4:30pm Daily
  • May 26- June 1 – Lomi Advanced Course 8:30am-4:30pm Daily

June 2014:

  • June 10– Business Class 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • June 19 – Advanced Case Studies 1:30pm-3:30pm

July 2014:

  • July 24 – Advanced Lomi Case Studies -1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • July 31 – August 4  SUMMER BREAK

August 2014:

  • August 21 – Advanced Lomi Case Studies - 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • August 28 – State Exam Prep Class 1:30-3:30pm

September 2014:

  • September 1 – September 29 – Lomi Immersion 7 Day Course 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
  • September 2- September 8 – Lomi Fundamentals 7 Day Course 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
  • September 10-12 -Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage/Seated Lomi Techniques 
  • September 15-17- Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking 
  • September 22--23 – Four Hand Lomi Lomi Review
  • September 25-26 – Hawaiian Spa Therapies
  • September 28 -Immersion Graduation Dinner

October 2014:

  • October 3-13 – FALL BREAK
  • October 23 – Advanced Case Studies Class 1:30-3:30pm
  • October 25 – 31 – Lomi Fundamentals Review 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

November 2014:

  • November 3 – 9 – Lomi Advanced Review 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
  • November 12-15 – Ho’opa’a Lomi Course 8:30am -4:30pm daily






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