In ancient times lomi would go on for hours or even days. Then the Kahuna, a healer, and the recipient would go to the ocean to be restored by the gods. They would drink herbal remedies, be pounded, pinched, rolled, and sleep on the beach wrapped in kapa cloth(a traditional cloth made from pounded bark). The recipient would then be covered in sand and warm stones and watched over all night by their family. In the morning, there would be more ocean therapy and lomi. The process would continue for three to five days. Upon completion of the ritual, the kahuna would consult with the Spirit of the body. If all was in balance, Spirit would speak to one of the Kahunas and the lomi was "pau” (finished). Huge celebrations would ensue, and all the village would come to witness the re-united body and soul. A luau would mark the recipients complete body and spirit reunification. The reunion of body and Spirit would affect the entire village. One person’s healing was a healing for the entire tribe!
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By that I mean that the invitation to go ever more deeply into the quiet within myself as I meld with my client, subjugating my ego in the service of the healing taking place under my hands has continued to spread into & inform all aspects of my life. Who among us wouldn’t benefit from easier access to patience, tolerance, & the ability to let things unfold in their own time?
This New HAC Blog Series Is Designed To Improve The Business Skills Of The Entire Massage Therapy Community
David Kenyon is the president of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an attorney, business consultant and entrepreneur who has specialized in developing local and regional small-cap businesses with high job creation densities. Over the course of his career, he has helped a number of companies survive the start-up phase and go on to create multi-million dollar revenue streams. David emphasizes creating lean, tribal operating environments and enhancing product value exchanges with social value. David's primary rule is that entrepreneurs must transcend the vast body of widely-believed business myths in order to get "real" about what business actually is and how it works.
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HAC Takes The Plunge Into Combining Breath With Bodywork To Build A Better Wellness Professional
The excitement was palpable at The Healing Arts Center on Thursday, March 16 as one-by-one all twenty-five students took their places in an very large meditation circle. The River Room was packed. Some students had just graduated from HAC's massage therapy training program the week before. One had graduated from The Healing Arts Center in 1997. Some had trained in massage therapy in other schools, while several were not massage therapists at all. As one HAC graduate put it, "you might come to The Healing Arts Center's massage therapy program for vocational training so that you can get a job, but you come to this class because want to go as deep as you can. This class is for the committed." And so it is. Twenty weeks. 100 hours of instruction in a breath process that changes lives and blows consciousness wide open.
For HAC headmaster, Tom Tessereau, this is the culmination of decades of training with some of the pioneers of breathwork like Judith Kravitz. Tom is an avid practitioner of breathwork and considers it to be his most important health practice. In his career, he has taught thousands how to release emotional trauma and gain deep personal insight into parts of consciousness not easily accessible even for accomplished meditators. The health effects are outstanding. As Tom likes to say, "no one ever died from breathing to much." Basic Transformational Breathwork is a required subject in the Advanced Techniques course, part of HAC's legendary massage therapy program.
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Brandt, Diener, McCallister, Millar and Williams Join HAC's Elite Honor Society
As we approach the Winter, 2017 Red Robe Ceremony on March 10, it is tradition that the faculty of The Healing Arts Center make their nominations for HAC's honor society, The Order of Twin Hearts. Named after a meditation for world peace created by Grand Master Pranic Healer, Choa Kok Sui, The Order of Twin Hearts honors those students chosen by the faculty as representing the knowledge, skill and spirit of HAC's unique hand healing tradition. Inductees will receive a sterling silver heart chakra pendant along with their classmates, but with the addition of a gold crown chakra pendant. These two chakras are symbolic of the "Twin Hearts" referred to by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.
The Winter, 2017 Order of Twin Hearts inductees include Alli Brandt, Dane Diener, Taylor McCallister, Elizabeth Millar and Sonya Williams. We are proud to have had the honor of educating these exceptional students and look forward to seeing them take their place among those compassionate people who expel anxiety and pain from the beings of others. My their hands always be full of lightning and their hearts full of love.
Inductees into the Order of Twin Hearts must have at least two faculty nominations along with exemplary skill, attendance and academic achievement. Members of the Order of Twin Hearts represent an outstanding commitment to excellence, healing and compassion for beings.
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