In the 8 CE hour class Lomilomi Treatment for Hands & Feet workshop you will learn techniques to palpate, release and/or tone muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones located in the hands, wrists, ankles and feet whose movement has been chronically restricted by:
- Soft tissue injury such as strains or sprains caused by either a high impact event or by repetitive overuse
- Damage caused by inadvertently lazy or misaligned posture Various diseases
This work is intended to be incorporated into a full body massage given on a massage table. It is useful both for treatment of injuries or illnesses affecting the extremities and for general relaxation massage.
The approach used in these classes is consistent with the manner of palpation, the values, attitudes and thought processes, and the teaching style used in all Awareness Massage classes.
ABOUT AWARENESS MASSAGE APPROACH
Awareness Massage workshops are designed to inspire both beginning and experienced massage therapists to develop awareness and presence within our own bodies, minds & spirits. This massage is done with DEEP yet GENTLE, LOVING touch. It is clinically focused, structure specific, problem solving massage, which pays special attention to BONES for healing at all levels, if so desired. This work is grounded in lomilomi healing practices from the Big Island (Hawaii) via the lineage of Aunty Margaret Machado and Dr. Maka'ala Yates, D.C.
This work helps relieve pain and encourage ease of movement. Done skillfully, this is highly effective treatment massage that also feels wonderful to receive, making it equally valuable in treatment and wellness focused settings. Awareness Massage can be used to effectively relieve and/or resolve problems related to joint & muscular pain and movement restriction, joint replacement, surgery preparation & recovery, sciatica, injuries from falls and/or repetitive use, arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, headaches, asthma and other breathing problems, depression, emotional pain related to loss, high stress lifestyle, cancer, Parkinson's disease, problematic posture, pregnancy, and more.
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Instructor Bio: (Barbara) Helynn Heard, LMT
(Barbara) Helynn Heard, LMT, of Olympia, Washington has practiced lomilomi since graduating from Brian Utting School of Massage in 1996 and has taught lomilomi since 2005. She maintains an active private practice in Olympia.
Helynn practices and teaches clinically focused, spiritually grounded lomilomi from the Big Island which she learned from her mentor of 13 years, Hawaiian healer and Mana Lomi founder Maka'ala Yates D.C. She has enhanced the skills she has gleaned via her studies with Maka'ala with her own movement and massage practices, as well as with her studies with other teachers.
Helynn's intent as a teacher is to see the Light in each person and to help each student to be and to do their very best. She is passionate about helping her students develop sensitive palpation skills as well as ways to most effectively use our body weight to deliver deep yet gentle massage. She helps massage therapists adopt ways of working which are good for both ourselves and our clients so that we can avoid burnout and injury and can to continue to practice massage well into our elder years if we so desire.
NCBTMB #1056, WA license #MA 00009734
CLASS DATES and TIME: Class runs Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 10 am -7 pm.
MONEY/PRICE: PWYC: Pay What You Can. Full price is $175, and the minimal price is $25. Click here to read about the PWYC option.
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(Barbara) Helynn Heard
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