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ABOUT ME ~ BARBARA HELYNN HEARD
Lomi lomi is a way of life
which begins for me with
choosing again each
day to live in right relationship with Spirit, with nature and with
humanity, and especially to be in right relationship within my own
body, mind and spirit.
I regularly meditate, dance hula, attend Pilates classes and
practice somatic movement exploration for my own wellbeing, as well as in
preparation for my work as a massage therapist and teacher.
An important - and fun - aspect of my lomi lomi training is
creating native Hawaiian
crafts such as the clothing and adornments I
am wearing in this photo. Working with natural materials to
create things has helped me be aware of my connection with nature, and
my place in the lineage of humanity and my responsibly to hold space
and maintain connection between those people who came before us, and those who will
The massage I practice and teach is called Mana Lomi® and it's a
clinically focused yet spiritually grounded form of
Hawaiian massage that is bone deep yet gentle.
Having a problem solving focus, Mana Lomi® is very effective
at relieving pain and improving movement, yet it also feels truly
wonderful to receive.
I have over 40 years experience giving massage, and have
been licensed and maintained a full time lomi lomi private
massage practice since 1996. I've taught lomi lomi since
2005. I maintain my professional massage license in the State
of Washington, #MA00009734.
MY MASSAGE PRACTICE:
I offer Mana Lomi® massage sessions at my office on Capitol Hill in
Many of my clients are dancers, musicians, performers, massage
therapists and other health practitioners, and regular participants in
various fitness classes. Lots of my clients are people who are 50 or
more years young and are committed to maintaining, or better yet increasing,
their health and vitality as they age.
I give special attention to helping clients increase their body
awareness and improve their posture. I've found that the more
specifically we feel our bodies, the easier it is to move with grace
and power. To that end I integrate
somatic awareness movement exploration into most of my massage
sessions as an educational process of muscular retraining.
|These are are
some of the chronic ailments I have helped clients
heal and recover from, and/or live with:
- Back and neck pain, including whiplash and disc
- joint and muscular pain and dysfunction in the back,
neck, shoulders, hips, knees and more
- joint replacement
- surgery preparation & recovery
- injuries from accidents, falls and repetitive
- asthma and other breathing problems
- emotional pain related to loss
- high stress lifestyle
- Parkinson's disease
- poor or problematic posture
PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
FOR LICENSED MASSAGE
I teach Mana Lomi® massage continuing education classes for
licensed massage therapists in both the northwest (usually Seattle),
the northeast (several different places) and occasionally elsewhere on
request. The classes range from 2 hour introduction classes
to a 12 day residential immersion class. These classes are
NCBTMB approved provider #287333.
I will forever be a humble student of lomi
lomi and Hawaiian
healing arts with ever so much more to experience and learn. That said,
I am happy to share with others aspects of Hawaiian healing arts as
have been shared with me.
• Do you dream of helping
and others manifest unlimited healing potential?
• Have you ever wondered what it would be
like to feel and easily visualize the tissues deep within your
recipient's body, as if you could see right through their skin?
• Would you like to know deep in your
bones how to help your clients heal injured tissues, or and even
spirits, and to have that inner knowing be second nature for you?
• Would you like to be confident giving
massage for the
conditions listed in the table above?
• Would you like to work both
and with mind-body-spirit connection at the same time?
of the gifts that
Mana Lomi® has given me, and that I'd like to share with you.
to view the
lomi lomi continuing education class
view the lomi lomi continuing education class calendar, and to register.
MY COMMUNITY MASSAGE CLASSES:
MASSAGE FOR FUN
I am on a mission to support the continuation and development of
healing touch not only in professional massage practices,
but also in
everyday life. I've come to realize that in our increasingly
technological world, the continuation of manual skills, including
massage, cannot be taken for granted; they must be intentionally
practiced and taught to others.
Giving and receiving massage within our families and within
our circles of friends
is a wonderful way to connect with each other, to experience pleasure,
and to support health and wellbeing on many levels.
My personal vision is for every family to include at least one
healer, and specifically to include one or more persons who know how to
use massage to support health and wellbeing.
To that end, and because I so love teaching massage,
I offer "Massage for Fun" classes for "everyday people" - people who
People with a sincere
desire to learn are welcome to participate. No previous
massage experience is necessary.
I offer Massage For Fun private
tutorials for couples, or any two people, in
my office on Capitol Hill. I also offer Massage for Fun group
classes with class
sizes of 4-12 students.
In both the private tutorials and also in the group classes, I
teach massage done with the receiver lying on a massage table as shown
in the photos above, and also classes where the massage can be done in
common settings such as in chairs or on the floor, fully clothed, as
shown in the photo to the left.
to read more about my Massage For Fun classes.
Mana Lomi® massage classes taught by both Mana
Lomi® founder Dr. Maka'ala Yates DC and myself, Barbara Helynn
Heard, as well as a group of 10 teachers worldwide.
have worked closely with Barbara Helynn for the past 5 years.
many about her
teachings: the work is so juicy, practical in it's application, and
well delivered. The depth of knowledge that she works from
inspires me to always find a way to put my best work forward for my
clients' needs and my own vitality and longevity as a therapist.
I highly recommend studying with Barbara Helynn! "
in Olympia, WA ~
your class has truly inspired me in so many ways, I am more intentional
when I go into my massages. I stay present and in tune with
clients, I love it! Mahalo for being you!"
in Kirkland, WA ~
malama pono ~ thank you and take good care..
"Lomilomi" and "lomi lomi" are alternate spellings for the same word.
I have used them interchangeably throughout this website.
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