15 Days CIBTAC Certificate in Body (Swedish) Massage + CIBTAC Endorsed Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
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Start date: March 18th, 2024 | Exam date April 2024
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Pre- requisite for all Bali BISA CIBTAC Endorsed Programs: CIBTAC Certificate in Body Massage
- Monitor & Maintain Health & Safety in the Spa/Salon
- Provide Body Massage (Swedish)
- Anatomy & Physiology Home study
- Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
- Training Manuals
- 60 minutes Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage Training Video.
- 60 minutes Swedish Massage Training Video.
- Clients for your practical sessions.
- CIBTAC Endorsed Certificate for Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage.
- CIBTAC Certificate for Certificate in Swedish Massage.
Who is this course for?
Given that no previous experience is necessary, this program is suitable for beginners who are interested in learning and mastering these massage techniques and gaining a foundational understanding of anatomy and physiology. If your goal is to pursue a career in Massage Therapy or simply want to acquire new skills for personal enrichment and well-being. This is a great starting point for you.
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Read more about Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, Swedish Massage, and Anatomy & Physiology
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique that incorporates fluid and rhythmic movements to promote relaxation, release tension, and enhance overall well-being. This massage style is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture and traditional healing practices. Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage is a unique and culturally rich form of bodywork aiming to align the body, mind, and spirit.
Here are key aspects of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage:
- Connection to Nature: Lomi Lomi is often described as a holistic practice that integrates physical, mental, and spiritual elements. It draws inspiration from the natural elements and rhythms of the Hawaiian islands.
- Energetic Flow: The massage aims to create a continuous flow of energy throughout the body, helping to release blockages and promote harmony.
- Spiritual Healing: Lomi Lomi is not only a physical massage but is also considered a form of spiritual healing. It seeks to align the body, mind, and spirit.
- Long, Flowing Strokes: Lomi Lomi is characterized by long, flowing strokes that mimic the movement of ocean waves. The therapist uses their hands, forearms, and sometimes elbows to create a seamless and continuous massage flow.
- Circular Motions: Circular motions, often resembling figure-eight patterns, are commonly used during the massage. This technique is thought to release tension and facilitate energy flow.
- Joint Mobilization: Gentle stretches and joint mobilization techniques are incorporated to enhance flexibility and ease muscle tension.
- Use of Forearms: Therapists often use their forearms, applying broad and rhythmic pressure to larger areas of the body.
- Sacred Touch: Some practitioners believe in the importance of intention and sacred touch during the massage, fostering a sense of respect and compassion.
- Natural Elements: Traditional Lomi Lomi sessions may take place in a natural setting, such as near the ocean, incorporating the healing energy of nature.
- Oil Application: The massage is usually performed with the use of oils, allowing for smooth and flowing movements.
- Music and Chanting: Hawaiian music or chanting may be incorporated into the session to enhance the spiritual and meditative aspects of the massage.
- Relaxation: Lomi Lomi is deeply relaxing, promoting a sense of calm and tranquility.
- Improved Circulation: The rhythmic strokes and movements contribute to enhanced blood and lymphatic circulation.
- Stress Reduction: The massage can help alleviate physical and mental stress, releasing tension from the body.
- Emotional Release: Some practitioners believe that Lomi Lomi has the potential to release emotional blockages and promote emotional healing.
Swedish Massage: is one of the most well-known and widely practiced forms of massage therapy. It was developed in the 19th century by a Swedish physiologist named Per Henrik Ling. The primary goal of Swedish Massage is to relax the entire body by applying pressure to muscles and joints through a series of long, gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques.
Key components of Swedish Massage include:
- Effleurage: Long, sweeping strokes that help warm up the muscles and promote relaxation.
- Petrissage: Kneading and squeezing of the muscles, which helps in releasing tension and improving circulation.
- Friction: Circular or cross-fiber rubbing to create heat and increase blood flow to specific areas.
- Tapotement: Rhythmic tapping, chopping, or pounding motions, often used to stimulate and invigorate the muscles.
- Vibration or Shaking: Trembling movements that aim to loosen and relax muscles.
Swedish Massage is not only used for stress relief and relaxation but also for addressing specific muscle issues and promoting overall well-being. It’s a versatile form of massage that can be adjusted to suit various needs and preferences, making it a popular choice in spas, wellness centers, and therapeutic settings.
Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the human body’s structure (anatomy) and how its parts function (physiology) is crucial for anyone involved in massage therapy. This knowledge helps in providing safe and effective massages.
Anatomy and Physiology in Massage Therapy: are foundational sciences that play a crucial role in the field of massage therapy. Here’s why they are essential:
Understanding the Body’s Structure (Anatomy):
- Musculoskeletal System: Knowledge of muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues is vital. Massage therapists need to know the location and function of different muscles to target specific areas effectively.
- Nervous System: Understanding how nerves are distributed throughout the body helps therapists be mindful of sensitive areas and nerves during massage, ensuring safety and avoiding discomfort for the client.
- Circulatory System: Knowledge of blood vessels and how blood circulates is essential for understanding the impact of massage on circulation and overall cardiovascular health.
Understanding How Body Parts Function (Physiology):
- Muscle Function: Understanding how muscles contract, relax, and work together is crucial for providing effective massages and addressing muscle-related issues.
- Nervous System Function: Knowing how the nervous system operates helps in tailoring massages to promote relaxation or stimulate specific responses.
- Circulatory System Function: Awareness of how massage affects blood flow and lymphatic drainage is essential for promoting overall well-being.
Safety and Effectiveness:
- Preventing Injury: A solid understanding of anatomy helps massage therapists avoid causing harm or injury to clients. They can navigate around vulnerable areas and adjust techniques based on individual anatomy.
- Customizing Massages: Knowledge of physiology allows therapists to customize massages to address specific concerns or conditions, such as muscle tension, joint issues, or circulatory problems.
In summary, a strong foundation in Anatomy and Physiology is fundamental for massage therapists to provide safe, effective, and client-specific treatments. It enhances their ability to assess, plan, and execute massages that contribute to the overall health and well-being of their clients.