“LOMI LOKU O KA LANI”
In Heartspire Hawaiian lomilomi bodywork the metaphysical story of the work involves aligning the sacred marriage of the mother and father (the scapulas) to allow the freedom and spontaneity of the inner child (the heart and belly) to connect with Spirit. Lomi Loku (deep tissue)
approaches the back and shoulders stretching the fascia first, then deep alignment strokes, and amazing joint rotations that release the muscles as they attach into the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers. Then we open the ribcage, diaphragm, and chest by stretching the fascia and compressing the ribs. Then we use deeply flowing forearm strokes to empty out the belly and rebalance the inner child. The class finishes off with deep work on the neck, scalp, and face.
This workshop leaves you with a very effective session for the upper body to align and rebalance the spine, open the heart and chest, bring healing to shoulder cuff issues and drop the shoulders into a relaxed position, release and free up the elbows, wrists, and fingers, then lift and open the neck, ease tension in the po (skull ), and soften the countenance. Your clients will love this work, it is especially effective for shoulder/arm issues, recovering from cold/flu/sinus issues, and opening up the torso from turtle posture that comes from computer work etc. Infused in this Heartspire class are foundational Hawaiian Healing Principles and the metaphysical story that are a part of what makes Hawaiian bodywork a unique approach to massage.
What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover and pillow; wear loose clothing
Instructor: Kim Hartley, LMP; NCBTMB #450029-06
CE Hours: 16