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Hot Stone (Wela Pohaku) Course

In Hawaii, stones were coupled with the beautiful Lomilomi Massage. Originally some of the common tools the Hawaiian use include stones that had been heated in a fire pit. The hot stones were loosely wrapped with a ti or noni leaf then placed on the problem area’s of the client. La’au Lomil omi lava rock balls were also used to clean or scrape the skin following the traditional massage. Hot Stone Massage is a very therapeutic and relaxing massage therapy involving the use of hot volcanic stones to eliminate muscle pain, tension and stress. Volcanic basalt stones are heated and placed on key points of the body and used to enhance the massage to unblock stagnant energy, giving a sense of deep relaxation and well-being.Hot Stones are then massaged over the body using warm oils. The heat gently penetrates the skin and muscle, helping you to reach a level of tranquillity, while knots and tension are smoothed away.

Hot Stone Massage Therapy effects chemical, physical and spiritual healing within the mind, body and spirit. It goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage, and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well-being, creating a positive approach to body-mind-spirit philosophy. Hot Stone Massage is the therapy for today's over-accelerated rhythm of life and subsequent amount of stress that people carry on their shoulders and within themselves.

The direct heat, in Hot Stone Massage, relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. Hot stones expand blood vessels, which push blood and waste through the nervous system. This gives the body a sedative effect.

Hot stones are recognised as the leader in the field of hot stone massage training. Our trainers are skilled practitioners with over 10 years’ experience deliver training in hot stone massage.

(Pre requisite in Hot stone 3 Days must completed Lomilomi massage leve1 & 2)

 

Holistic health and wellbeing team are passionate about working with stones and Hawaiian philosophy. We believe the stones are an immense benefit to all body workers and provides an exceptional introduction to massage therapy. love and aloha is a vital ingredient in all learning and facilitating

The hot stones (Wela Pohaku) method

HHWB teaches deep competence, with small group sizes, rigorous methods in a complete system tailored to the needs of the individual and the group.

Holistic health and wellbeing trains people across Australia and New Zealand.

Our previous students/clients include:

• Individual practitioners who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge.

• Participants experience a fun, nurturing and professional course.

• You will come away with new confidence in performing this luxurious treatment. Courses are held over the two day intensive or three full day retreat. During this time you will learn:

• lomilomi massage techniques

• deep tissue massage using stones

• contraindications

• And more

• Our experienced trainers will teach you about the various types of stones, including how to heat, clean and care for them. We will also explore the philosophy behind these powerful and energetic stones.

• After completing the course you will have the ability to create an individualised treatment for any client. By using the radiating heat of the stones, you will gently melt away layers of tension, creating a luxurious treatment clients remember.

HHWB team are passionate about working with stones and Hawaiian philosophy. We believe the stones are an immense benefit to all body workers and provides an exceptional introduction to massage therapy. love and aloha is a vital ingredient in all learning and facilitating

The 2 & 3 day course

will cover everything you need to know to perform a safe and professional stone massage on your clients.

Topics & dicussion we will cover:

• History • Theory • Related anatomy & physiology • Contraindications • Practical skills

Students will be given a course handouts which will aid their learning and provide a source of reference following completion of the course.

Students will be issued with a certificate on successful completion of the course.

Cost Two Day (Intensive) Hot Stone Courses:

• Full price: $450.00

• Early bird (book one month or more in advance): $390

• Basic lomilomi massage We regularly run intensive 2 day courses in our city Training Centre. Course dates:

• TBA

Cost: Three Day Retreat Course:

• Full price: $1200.00 (includes accommodation & meals).

• *Early bird (book one month or more in advance): $1100

• The course will run from 9.30 am to 4.30pm each day

Course dates:TBA

hot_stone_massage.jpg Level 3 Retreat Lomilomi massage with hot stones 3 Day Workshop - Hot Stones - (WELA POHAKU) this workshop covers a complete lomilomi full body routine and use of wela pohaku, or hot stones wrapped in ti or other healing leaves. The deep effect of this powerful earth energy makes any lomilomi experience unforgettable. This is for the person who has experienced working in the massage field and is interested in integrating deeper styles of bodywork and energetic techniques. (Pre requisite level 1 and level 2 holistic lomilomi massage). The emphasis is on learning energetic techniques and the integration of healing skills. It includes the advanced level of lomilomi, pule (prayer), introduction to meditation, herbal healing, introduction to cultural activities. It includes practical training and evaluation. A certificate of completion is provided. The selection, care, proper use and energy of the stones are taught to participants in an exciting routine, using class sets of stones. Select sets of stones will be available for purchase by each participant for their use after completion of this workshop and or students can bring their own. So join us on 3 days of training in the sacred art of lomilomi massage, healing chants, prayer (pule) and make lots of friends! These retreats promise to be rich educational and renewing experiences that includes accommodation, nutritious meals. Arrive Friday morning, with learning intensive from Friday through to Sunday, all welcome to join us in a fun and joyful style of learning that will bring forth the very best for each participant, building confidence and creativity, with trainers. A life-changing experience awaits you! Please be quick and save your spot NOW! Course Dates • TBA Holistic Health and Wellbeing team are passionate about working with stones and Hawaiian philosophy. We believe the stones are an immense benefit to all body workers and provide an exceptional introduction to massage therapy. Love and aloha is a vital ingredient in all our sharing, learning and facilitating. candles_tipani.jpg *HHWB - Holistic Health And Wellbeing

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