Online Courses for Massage Therapy, Vocational Instruction, Continuing Education & Massage Therapy Certification

Congratulations to recent grads – all passed the MBLEX exam!!!

Congratulations to Anna Abdelaal, Luba Brochier Kohn, Whitney Martenson. These wonderful ladies graduated in June and have all passed the MBLEX exam.

Lomi Lomi Scholarship

April 4-15, 2018 on Hood Canal in Brinnon, WA

This full tuition scholarship will be awarded to a massage therapist or massage school student who contributes to community using massage in a special way.

Applications accepted until December 1, 2017.

Spend 12 days living in harmony with nature, spirit, and diverse people, while experiencing a lomilomi healing massage approach.  This in-depth, expansive program includes massage instruction, time in nature, Hawaiian dance, handicrafts, meditations, song, ceremony, ho’oponopono (forgiving, setting things right, moving forward),  and more, all while living together in a beautiful waterfront home on Hood Canal in Washington State.

Participants will learn a full body lomilomi massage protocol as well as specific treatment work for complaints including joint sprains and strains, joint replacement, arthritis, whiplash, headaches, carpal tunnel, sciatic, and more.


Massage students and therapists with all levels of experience are welcome.

Barbara Helynn teaches massage therapists ways to work that are easy on the therapist’s body, minimizing stress on wrists, elbows, hips and backs.   The clinically focused, spiritually grounded lomilomi she teaches is problem-solving work which helps resolve injury, and also feels wonderful to receive. The body is approached as a clearly interrelated whole; what occurs in one part of the body affects all parts of the body.   Awareness Massage Lomilomi incorporates concepts of Hawaiian spirituality, meditation techniques, and indigenous values.


Barbara Helynn Heard, LMT, WA massage license # MA 00009734
Barbara Helynn Heard has practiced lomilomi since 1996 and has taught lomilomi since 2005. She began doing massage as a teenager in the 1970’s and graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA in 1996.  Barbara Helynn was mentored by Big Island native and Mana Lomi® founder Dr. Maka’ala Yates for 13 years, and taught lomilomi under his guidance for 9 years.


Barbara Helynn helps students increase body awareness and move more smoothly and easily.  She looks for the Light in each person, and helps each student to be and to do their very best.

View the program description here:

Send an email to which includes:
1.    your name, address and phone number
2.    a statement of intention to apply for the 2018 Lehua Goodwill Scholarship.
3.    a thoughtful one paragraph introduction of yourself
4.    an explanation of why you wish to participate in this program, in 150 words or less
5.    a description of contributions you have made to community, and/or how might you “pay forward” the scholarship support after attending this workshop
6.    optional supplemental material of your own choosing
7.    your website address, if you have a website
8.    A statement identifying where you learned of this scholarship opportunity

Note: The scholarship covers tuition and is worth $1295.  The scholarship recipient will be asked to contribute $700 for food & lodging.

 please see details here
or contact me (Barbara Helynn Heard) at

Barbara Helynn Heard

Awareness Massage


Participating in national massage teacher training curriculum development

Christine with Ruth Werner, author of our Pathology book

Last weekend I was at the AMFTE conference. The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education offers tremendous resources and support to massage therapy educators. Please check out their wonderful links. Ruth Werner presented comprehensive research substantiating massage therapy as a clear pain relieving therapy with no side effects. This research was sponsored by the Massage Therapy Foundation funded by the AMTA. 

Thank you to the Alliance and the Massage Therapy Foundation for all you do!


Fall 500 hour Professional Massage Therapy 3 month Intensive

Lotus Education Institute is not offering a 3 month program in the fall of 2018. Please check back with us in the future for more courses.


Spas like The Spa at the Viceroy in Snowmass, CO are hiring in December, 2017. Join us for a 3 month, 36 hour a week, 500 hour professional massage therapy program. $5750. September 5 – December 8, 2017. Call 800-585-7903 today. Only 8 spaces left.

Way to go!

The MBLEX exam is necessary for professional massage therapy licensure. Congratulations to Whitney Martenson, Kaila Pirrie, and Anna Abdelaal, who recently passed their national MBLEX exam. You rock!


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Congratulations to June 2016 graduates: Whitney Martenson, Anna Abdelaal, Luba Brochier Kohn, Robin Bundy, & Todd Nero. It was so fun to teach you! We are excited for you.

The Holistic Hummingbird Spa in Littleton CO needs Massage Therapists!

The Holistic Hummingbird,LLC is currently experiencing rapid growth and as a result we are reaching out to massage schools for hiring needs. I would love to connect and discuss any employment fairs you may be hosting at your school, or to discuss the following opportunity as well.

Our current needs:

PT Massage Therapist, state licensed by Sept 1st. (Students may apply) The job is open beginning July 1st and will be about 10-20 hrs.

Future Needs:

2-3 FT Licensed Massage Therapists, we have a contract that will double our clientele come Jan 1st and need to start the recruitment process for that now. For this reason, we would love to hire students who will have graduated and be state licensed by Feb 1st 2018.

Our flyer/job posting may be posted in your school or shared with your students through whichever way you disseminate career opportunities.

We’re changing the name of the game for our therapists by providing hourly compensation, plus commissions for each massage session and the opportunity to earn bonuses for referred clients and clients who become their regulars (even if they are one of our current clients).

We are also on a five-year plan to start implementing health coverage and continuous education grants to our employees as well!

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions or provide any feedback!

Yours in touch,

Lizzie Johnson, LMT
The Holistic Hummingbird, llc
1100 W Littleton Blvd.
Suite 380
Littleton, CO 80120

We are moving to Glenwood Springs, CO!

As of August 1, Lotus Education Institute will be located in a new larger space in The Blue Roof office building across from Berthod Motors near the 27th Street bus station and the 27th Street Bridge. Come and visit us in August after we decorate!

401 27th Street, Suite 250, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Thai Massage Classes!

Erica Boulangee will be offering two weekends of Traditional Thai Massage.

Aug. 25, 26, 27 Level 1

and Sept. 8, 9, 10 Level 2

Fridays 5-9 pm, Sat/Sun 9 – 5

20 hr CEUs each weekend with NCBTMB

$375 per weekend or $700 for both weekends

8 people minimum, 12 max

Call today to register, 970-274-6688. Payment for first course due upon registration.

New Expanded Location in Glenwood Springs, CO!

Lotus Education Institute started three years ago. We are now expanding to a larger location to accommodate the demand of high end resort spas for excellent massage therapists. We also will offer a condensed three month 500 hour professional massage therapy certification starting in September, 2017. Stay tuned for more news about our new location in Carbondale, CO.

Call today to reserve your spot for our fall program. Only 5 spaces left! 800-585-7903