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This video highlights Mana Lomi® massage classes taught by both Mana Lomi® founder Dr. Maka'ala Yates DC and myself, Barbara Helynn Heard, as well as about 10 other teachers worldwide.
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.
• Do you dream of helping yourself 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 injured 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 clinically and with mind-body-spirit connection at the same time?
These are some of the gifts that Mana Lomi® has given me, and that I'd like to share with you.
Are you, like me, committed to supporting 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.
Please join me in envisioning a world where every family includes at least one healer, and specifically includes one or more persons who know how to use massage to support health and wellbeing.
To help create that reality, please join my community massage classes for "everyday people" - people who don't do massage professionally.
People with a sincere desire to learn are welcome to participate. No previous massage experience is necessary.
I offer community massage private tutorials for couples, or any two people, in my office on Capitol Hill. I also offer community massage 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.
I offer Mana Lomi® massage sessions at my office on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.
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.
My clients appreciate the special attention I give to helping them 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:
Click here to read more about my private massage practice.
words of appreciation
" I have worked closely with Barbara Helynn for the past 5 years. I enjoy 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! "
massage therapist in Olympia, WA ~ 2010
"Taking 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 my clients, I love it! Mahalo for being you!"
massage therapist in Kirkland, WA ~ 2010
Mahalo a malama pono ~ thank you and take good care.
Barbara Helynn Heard
PS: "Lomilomi" and "lomi lomi" are alternate spellings for the same word. I have used them interchangeably throughout this website.