World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 6-9, 2019
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Kumu Brenda Ignacio
2014 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member

Brenda is a Hawaii native master teacher (Kumu Lomilomi) and DOE Licensed Instructor of Hawaiian Healing Arts. She teaches in Hawaii as well as in the continental U.S. and internationally. She has appeared in several films on Hawaiian Healing, been featured in magazines and books on Lomilomi Massage, including "Hawaiian Massage, Lomilomi ~ Sacred Touch of Aloha." Co-founder of Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua, Oahu, Kumu Brenda loves to teach the wisdom entrusted to her by her own teachers. It is her belief that in the sharing of some of the history and philosophy of Hawaiian healing that therapists can awaken to and appreciate their part in self healing and the healing of their clients.

Pillars Of Aloha - Foundational Aspects Of Traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage/font>
24 Credit Hours

This class will offer the authentic and traditional foundational understanding of Hawaiian Healing upon which all other lomi classes will build. It follows in the lineage of Aunty Margaret's Big Island style, which was intended to instill a level of skill necessary for proper assessment, palpation and treatment of injury. Many of Kumu Brenda's Elder teachers' and ancestral wisdom will be shared as well.

The class will include lecture, ("Talk Story") of Hawaii's rich culture, history, philosophy, chant, the importance of the "HA' breath, meditation and the healing power ho'oponopono, a process of "making things right." Lomilomi massage techniques that address the whole person; the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional bodies, will be demonstrated and practiced by participants, using both table and floor techniques.

Kumu Brenda offers NCBTMB Continuing Education Credits

What to bring: Massage table with face cradle and bolster, linens, pen or pencil.


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