Anatomy and Physiology
80 0clock hours – Using the systemic approach, in which each body system is explored individually. 9 of the 10 body systems will be covered in various depths. (The reproductive system will not be addressed, being irrelevant to massage. Instruction on the body and its individual parts in normal body function.
8 clock hours -The students will experience using their sense of smell of various essential oils and learn the natural healing properties.
Clinical Pathology and Assessment/Treatment
50 clock hours – The study of specific conditions and contraindications of massage and how to individually address each one. An industry report is required.
Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)
25 clock hours – Focuses on lengthening the fascial component of chronically shortened muscles allowing the muscle to return to a relaxed state. Chronic postural habits can also be addressed. Clients who receive CTM can enjoy a greater range of motion along with increased ease when standing and moving. This technique is essential for good health and proper movement.
CPR and First Aid
5 clock hours – Students are certified in basic life sustaining and surviving measures. (additional $40 cost) Mandatory completion by State Board of Hawaii.
20 clock hours – This modality is aimed at the deeper layers of muscle tissues and fascia. It uses the same strokes and movements as a Swedish massage; but, they are slower and deeper with more intense pressure. It is focused on the release of chronic muscle tension. This is the most requested modality at Spa Luna.
Eastern Studies and Shiatsu
25 clock hours – Introduction of eastern and western differences in there approach to health. Description of Yin/Yang theory, the location of the 12 primary meridians, Conception and Governing Vessels. Discussions on the Five Element Theory. The techniques of using varying intensity of acupressure on meridian points while moving the body in different directions. Also learning the concept of excess and deficiency to assess and address specific conditions.
This is employed in each of the modality’s in this program. It is teaching various skilled assessment techniques and changing the treatment plans.
12 clock hours – Learning the use of hot and cold packs for specific conditions. Experiencing various water techniques using natural scrubs and other healing elements.
Kinesiology and Biomechanics
70 clock hours – The class teaches the location of muscles according to the attachment site and the action of each muscle by way of theory and hands on palpation.
Lomilomi I and II (Hawaiian Massage)
60 clock hours – Worldly known and sought out. The ancient art of massage using long kneading rhythmical strokes primarily for relaxation. Lomi encourages the greatest of intention and reverence when massaging. It includes Chair Massage that teaches the skill of massaging a client on a standard chair or stool. This allows flexibility for the therapist to promote services on location or events, without needing a table.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
30 clock hours – NMT is closely related to eastern acupressure. Pressure is applied to specific trigger points in the bellies of muscles and can allow chronically contracted muscles to relax. NMT is the most necessary technique for muscle trauma.
Professional Standards and Business Ethics
55 clock hours – The course helps to deepen one’s integrity as a healing professional. Issues such as; confidentiality, being truthful, informed consent and clear sexual boundaries are discussed.
214 clock hours – The student is taught how to manage client records, book appointments, clinical soap notes, and taught to improve and integrate all modalities of massage. Each clinic time has a supervising instructor to assist in hands-on assessment and execution of techniques.
Swedish Massage I and II
66 clock hours – Introduction to basic massage theory including body mechanics, draping, hygiene, touch, intention, depth, pressure, speed, rhythm, endurance and sequence. The five basic Swedish strokes are applied: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration.
Therapeutic Sports Massage
30 clock hours – Focuses on understanding musculoskeletal and neuromuscular patterns in movement. Pre-event massage and stretches to prevent injuries during work outs. Deeper work is taught with emphasis on body mechanics, somatic presence and client engagement. Applied muscle-energy technique and positional release are introduced.
Total 750 clock hours.
Students must complete 80 massages as part of their practical requirements.