Our Training Programs

Lomilomi - Therapy for Body, Mind and Soul

Course overview

Based on 25 years of experience, AlohaSpirit offers two possible training programs for your professional work with Lomilomi. You can find all the details in our brochure. Here is a summary of the training programs:

  • Our basic training, without a diploma, lasts a minimum of four days. After completion, you will be able to perform a Lomilomi massage, e.g., in a personal environment with friends and acquaintances. The basics course is the basis for all further training on the path to becoming a Lomilomi therapist with an AlohaSpirit diploma. Of course, all further courses are also open to you to deepen your skills.

  • The program with a diploma consists of eleven modules and covers a total of 41 days of teaching time, spread over one or more years. After successful completion, you are a "Lomilomi Therapist AlohaSpirit". Further, you can register with ASCA (Swiss Foundation for Complementary Medicine), SVBM (Swiss Association of Professional Masseurs/Masseuses) and ALH (Association Lomilomi Hawai'i). This is a quality label that is currently only possible through AlohaSpirit.


This is how our training is composed

Module 1 / Introduction to Lomilomi Therapy:

In a 4-day basics-workshop we teach the basic techniques of traditional Lomilomi massage. The workshop is a prerequisite for all other modules. After completion you will receive a course confirmation.

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Module 2 & 3 / Consolidation massage knowledge back and front:

The two modules focus on the back of the body (Module 2) and the front of the body (Module 3). The prerequisite for participation in the Advanced courses is the completion of the Basics Workshop. The modules also serve as the entry into our diploma training.

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Module 4 / Intensive Week Lomilomi Therapy:

Our Lomilomi intensive week takes place in the mountains during the summer. Here, existing knowledge is deepened and further techniques are taught. Also the most important plants for the Lomilomi massage and an insight into the making of the massage oil as well as nature in general are topics in this week. Participation in the intensive week is mandatory for the Lomilomi diploma.

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Module 5 / Olelo Hawai’i:

Workshop with Kumu Keala Ching on Hawai'i language and Hawaiian values.

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Module 6 / Skills training:

Exam Preparation Day. If you want to receive our diploma, you will prove your acquired skills and knowledge regarding Lomilomi in the run-up to the diploma exam.

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Module 7 / Consolidation Afternoons:

Consolidation afternoons are an optimal opportunity for repetition and serve as a refresher of what you have learned. Within the framework of the AlohaSpirit diploma training, attendance of three consolidation afternoons is obligatory.

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Module 8 / Exam preparation and diploma examination:

In the 4-day course you will take an oral, written and practical exam. After passing the exam you will receive the AlohaSpirit Lomilomi diploma. In addition, external speakers will provide an input on epigenetics and bias.

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Module 9 / Lomilomi exercise treatments with protocol:

Recorded practice treatments with independent reflection.

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Module 10 / Self-awareness:

Experience Lomilomi massages yourself.

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Module 11 / Method-specific medical basics:

Specific Lomilomi supplementary knowledge in anatomy.

Why AlohaSpirit?

We are the only school in Switzerland certified by the following organizations:


In addition, we are the only school in Europe to be accredited by the

  • ALH (Association Lomilomi Hawai'i)


The AlohaSpirit diploma allows you to register with these organizations - an opportunity you can only get with us.

Our vision is to assure the quality of Lomilomi therapy and a general health insurance recognition of the Lomilomi method. AlohaSpirit is the driving force behind this development. Since the end of 2020, we are a big step closer to this goal: Various health insurance companies reimburse Lomilomi massages in the areas of prevention and/or therapy.

What is Lomilomi?

Click here for our 2024 calendar with all Lomilomi courses.

Latest Lomilomi-Workshops

Info Evening
August 5, 2024
7 pm to 8:30 pm

AlohaSpirit Info Evening via ZOOM





Zoom Info evening from 7 p.m. to about 8.30 p.m. We will present the activities of AlohaSpirit:

  • Lomilomi massage school
  • Lomilomi treatments
  • Hula dance
  • Hawaiian culture and language
  • Ho'oponopono (Emotional intelligence from a Hawaiian perspective)

In addition, we will inform you about our career and our teachers; we are also happy to answer questions about our body therapies and trainings. We look forward to seeing you!

Workshop Lomilomi
August 10, 2024
9 am to 6 pm

Module 4 / SPECIAL DAY: Preparation Day for the Intensive Week Lomilomi Therapy


CHF 250.–


Alderstrasse 28, 8008 Zurich

Special day: for Lomilomi practitioners and learners as preparation for the intensive week. Consolidation of knowledge from all workshops: Demos, repetition, supervision, refresher and more.

Workshop Lomilomi
August 24, 2024
9 am to 6 pm

Module 11 / Method-specific medical basics: Hips and low back


CHF 250.-


Alderstrasse 28, 8008 Zurich

In this course we will go through those twenty main muscles that are central to our posture and musculoskeletal system and accordingly often cause discomfort. The choice of muscles was made by our teacher in Hawai'i, Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva.

Day 2: Hips and back (special topic: piriformis syndrome, ISG)

Workshop Lomilomi
August 26 - September 1, 2024
9 am to 6 pm

Module 4 / Intensive Week Lomilomi Therapy


CHF 1500.- and overnight stay and full board


Malcantone Novaggio

Our retreat can be described as further training for your career as a Lomilomi therapist, as a personal growth process, as an inspiring encounter with the culture and traditions of Hawai'i or simply as a timeout. It is what you make of your time. In this week - secluded in nature - you will experience and learn a lot.

Workshop Lomilomi
September 4 - 7, 2024
9 am to 6 pm

Introduction to Lomilomi Therapy at AlohaSpirit in Zurich


CHF 990.– incl. documentation


Alderstrasse 28, 8008 Zurich

This 4-day basics workshop corresponds to the Modul 1 of the Lomilomi-Therapy-Formation. You receive the necessary knowledge to be able to apply the basic techniques of traditional Lomilomi therapy independently. The completed basics workshop lays the foundation for all further courses. After this introductory course, you can book all other offers individually.

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