Lomi Lomi Massage
Hawaiian Healing Arts



10:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

Learn authentic Hawaiian Lomi Lomi with Tamara Mondragon, one of Auntie Margaret Machado's first 3 students.
Tamara is an 
Approved National CE Provider and Certificates will be given after completion of each 30 hour class. 

NCBTMB approved provider # 451795-11

Enrollment is now open to attend one or all four Levels of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi training this Spring in Southern California. Our mission is to continue teaching Auntie Margaret Machados "Loving Touch of Aloha" and continue to share her pure, unconditional love and Aloha with all who sincerely desire to receive it.
Let us help you create the learning adventure of a lifetime, Hawaiian style 

Our Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training Course is PERFECT FOR THE LONG DISTANCE STUDENT!
You will receive 30 CE’s per Level of training, or a total of 120 CE's upon completion of the entire course. Descriptions of each level may be found by scrolling down through this page. Students  receive 24
 hours of classroom training per level, and complete 6 hours of home study which includes practical application.

Tuition: $550.00 for each 30 hour class, or SAVE $600.00 with pre-registration and full payment of $1600.00 for all 4 Levels of training prior to start date, plus a materials fee of $100.00 for our 3 instructional DVD's and Workbook. ($1700.00). Tuition for all 4 classes is $2300.00 if not paid in advance, and may be paid in segments of $575.00 per level which includes the materials fee.
 (Materials Fee will be waived if student has proof of prior purchase of DVD collection.)
There is  non refundable registration fee of $550.00 to hold your space for all 4 classes. It may be applied to future classes with a 7 day advance cancellation notice.
Registration: Email Tamara at lomilomi@me.com for information and registration, or call 805-628-3111. Please scroll down this page for detailed descriptions of each level.


Please contact me to register for one of our courses.
 We look forward to hearing from you soon. ALOHA from Hawaiian Healing Arts


We offer the following NCTMB Approved classes in addition to our Certification Workshops:

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Level 1
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Level 2
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Levell 3
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Level 4
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Advanced Bodywork Techniques
Hawaiian Cultural Practices
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Spa and Pohaku (Stone) Treatments
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Level 1
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Level 2
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Level 3
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Level 4
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Advanced Bodywork Techniques
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Hawaiian Cultural Practices
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Teachers Training Program Spa and Pohaku (Stone) Treatments



  • The true meaning of Aloha - "in the presence of the divine breath"
  • The historical applications and philosophy of lomilomi
  • The spiritual aspects of lomilomi, including Huna, the ancient tradition of Polynesia
  • Body mechanics that support career longevity
  • Breathing techniques to clear and restore energy
  • Release techniques for specific tension areas
  • 60 and 90 minute full body lomilomi sessions

Lomilomi is sure to become your most requested service, as clients experience the touch of the islands.



Level 1 Workshop
Introduction to the full body Hawaiian massage treatment. Learn how to find congested areas in the body and effectively release them using the four basic lomilomi strokes.
Integrate the unique spiritual aspects of the ancient Hawaiians in combination with hands on skills

Level 2 Workshop
Expand the basic four strokes with specific movements intended to release deep seated tension. Learn to recognize the difference between emotional and physical blockage. Introduction to the use of elbows & forearms to enhance the students healing skills. Breath work techniques are taught to clear and restore energy, in both the client and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Practitioner.

Level 3 Workshop
This level brings an entirely new focus to the lomilomi massage. Renowned sciatic, hamstring, I.T. band, and neck release movements are taught. Working exclusively on the side of the clients body, the students develop the ability to produce a profound sense of well being in the body, mind and spirit. One of the most treasured experiences of the lomilomi practitioner is the gift exchange of Aloha between healer and client.

Level 4 Workshop
The Level 4 Workshop focuses on designing a signature Lomi Lomi massage by working with with each student directly and weaving all 3 Levels together to create a personal protocol.



There are many people advertising instruction in Lomi Lomi, and it is wonderful when the traditional teachings of Aunty Margaret Machado are honored and shared, as that was her dream and intention. However there are some workshops that are being taught in a diluted and watered down format, with incorrect information, additional teachings and massage strokes and movements that are conjured up and passed off as the "real deal." They have absolutely nothing to do with what our Beloved Kumu actually taught. It is simply time to make a public statement that there are many workshops and classes being advertised as traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi that may not be. The internet has opened a window into a world that was originally only shared within the Hawaiian family for a reason, and yet our beloved Kumu felt called to share it with the world due to it's powerful healing touch. I am honoring her calling, and also her teaching to focus only on "whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." That teaching forbids me to even think on anything that is the opposite of what I learned. Auntie Margaret taught me how to focus on good things, and she taught me how to keep my intention clear and pure, and she taught me the art of ho'oponopono, because she knew the impossibility of keeping my intention focused 24 hours a day. This healing art is a gift that I practice every day so that I forgive myself and others before the sun sets each day and thus begin a new day with a new intention. Many of my students have requested that I speak out about the current state of affairs regarding Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, so I have risen to their challenge and I am at the beginning stages of developing a non profit foundation for the sole purpose of supporting the true teaching of my Kumu, and for my students, who are also in her lineage. Many of them are Hawaiian at Heart, and Aunty Margaret said that "GOD TOLD HER TO TEACH STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT NECESSARILY HAWAIIAN BY BIRTH, BUT HAWAIIAN AT HEART."  PLEASE SIMPLY CHECK OUT THE CREDENTIALS OF YOUR TEACHER, AND PRAY FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE TO FIND THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOUR HIGHEST GOOD.
MAHALO, Tamara Conlan Mondragon, Founder of Hawaiian Healing Arts


A little background

Tamara Conlan Mondragon began practicing Hawaiian Lomi Lomi in 1972 when her apprenticeship started with native Hawaiian healer Margaret Machado or "Auntie Margaret," as she is lovingly referred to by her students. Since then, Tamara has shared this healing art with people from all walks of life, including the (formerly) Los Angeles Raiders football team. In 1984 she became a certified Hawaiian Lomi Lomi instructor after asking for and receiving her Kumu Auntie Margaret's permission and blessing to teach the original knowledge that she passed down to her in her lineage.

Auntie Margaret eventually opened the first Hawaii state licensed school that operated specifically to teach Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. Tamara still has the original copy of The Theory and Practice of Body Massage, published in 1969, that Auntie gave her and used as a textbook for instruction in anatomy and physiology. In 1974 Auntie breathed the Ha breath on Tamara upon completion of her apprenticeship, and told her that it was time for her to fly to Oahu and take the Hawaii State Board of Massage examination. When Tamara protested, Auntie told her that her destiny was to spread this ancient healing art throughout the world and keep Auntie's family lineage of Lomi Lomi alive and pure. Tamara traveled from the Big Island to Oahu to honor her teachers request, and still has a framed copy of the original license granted to her in September of 1974 from the State Board of Massage in Hawaii. Now, in 2014,Tamara is still teaching and honoring requests to continue the legacy of her Kumu. Please visit Tamara's Bio page for more information.


Private Instruction Available all year
To be notified of additional workshops, or discuss a private workshop, please contact me via email. Mahalo!

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