Our Training Programs

Lomilomi - Therapy for Body, Mind and Soul

To the 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 (in German). 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 Advanced modules focus on the back of the body (Advanced 1) and the front of the body (Advanced 2). 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. In addition, we deal with special topics such as the influence of Lomilomi on chronic diseases. Moreover, medicinal plants, the production of your own 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 a theoretical and practical exam. After passing the exam you can call yourself "Certified Lomilomi Therapist AlohaSpirit". 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:

recognized.

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

  • ALH (Association Lomilomi Hawai'i)

anerkannt.

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?

Latest Lomilomi-Workshops

Workshop Lomilomi
October 15, 2021
9 am to 6 pm

Skills training for diploma students

Costs:

CHF 150.-

Place:

Hale AlohaSpirit, Meilen

Our diploma training includes supervision of your skills in relation to Lomilomi. You show us how you massage another diploma student, how you conduct anamnesis, pre- and post-talk. After two hours the roles are exchanged. The supervision is also preparation for the diploma examination.

Workshop Lomilomi
October 16, 2021
9 am to 6 pm

Method-specific medical basics: arms / ulna and epigenetics

Costs:

CHF 250.-

Place:

Meilen

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 3: Arms and Elbows (Special topic: Epigenetics and TOS: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)

Workshop Lomilomi
November 5 and 6, 2021 (part 1)
November 19 and 20, 2021 (part 2)
9 am to 6 pm

Introduction to Lomilomi Therapy

Costs:

CHF 890.–

Place:

Meilen

In the 4-day basic workshop you will receive the necessary knowledge to be able to independently apply the basic techniques of traditional Lomilomi therapy. The completed basic workshop is the basis for all other courses. After this introductory course, you can also book all other courses individually.

Workshop Lomilomi
December 01, 2021
1 pm to 6 pm

Consolidation afternoon: Introduction to Lomilomi Therapy

Costs:

CHF 100.-

Place:

Meilen

Consolidation afternoon for Lomilomi practitioners and learners. Consolidation of knowledge from the basics workshop (Module 1). Suitable for all who have attended this course. An optimal opportunity for repetition and as a refresher.

Workshop Lomilomi
December 3 to 4, 2021
9 am to 6 pm

Method-specific medical basics: legs / inflammations

Costs:

CHF 250.- per day

Place:

Meilen

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 4: Legs and vagus (special topic: inflammation)

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