Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Apprenticeship Training Program
LOMI APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION FEBRUARY 3, 2014 AT 5:00PM
Ho'omana Apprenticeship Program
Apprenticeship Program Requirements
The 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.
Hawaiian 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 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.
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.
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.
Ho’omana Apprenticeship Application Fee $50
DCCA Massage Therapy Division Apprenticeship Application Permitting Fee $50
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.
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.
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).
Ho'omana's Apprenticeship Calendar of Events 2013 through 2014:
Supervised Clinic Shifts For Already Permitted Apprentices
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