Monday, February 29, 2016

LEARN FROM THE TEACHER WHO TEACHES TEACHERS

GENO IS ALSO A TEACHER OF TEACHERS

"HOKULANI MASSAGE ACADEMY"

In the mid 1990's, I had the pleasure of teaching Bonnie Hokulani Henshaw L.M.T. how to become an incredible massage therapist.  She finished my entire educational program which launched her into a successful career as a therapist.

In 1993, I started teaching State Accredited massage classes on the Big Island.  About 13 years later, in 2006, I asked Bonnie to join me as my "Assistant" at my massage training center in Kailua-Kona.  As time passed, I observed her continual efficient, and practical teamwork efforts.  I felt she could possibly evolve into a substitute teacher at my massage training center.  With that thought, I began training her in my methods as an educational instructor,  While she diligently observed me teaching an entire 150 hour course, she took extensive notes on my methods of teaching.  After several months, I felt confident that she was capable of becoming a massage/anatomy educator.  Soon I put her to the test.  I added her as a part time instructor, and her new career was created.   I soon elevated her status as my "Vice Principal".  Over the next 5 years, I trained Bonnie the in's and out's of the State clerical aspect of running and maintaining a massage education program, as well as my methods of  anatomical instruction.   Bonnie also inherited my internationally acclaimed massage techniques from the courses she took from me as a massage student.

Today, Bonnie is the Principal and founder of "Hokulani Massage Academy" in Kamuela on the Big Island.   In the past, Bonnie has acknowledged how greatful she is for all that I have been able to share with her in all aspects of the art of becoming an educational provider.  With her gracious comments, I feel proud to have played an important role in the success of her quality educational methods.  My congratulations is extended to Bonnie Hokulani Henshaw L.M.T. for her success, not only as a massage therapist, but also as an educator to the next generation of massage therapists.  If anyone is interested in taking superior massage classes, rest assured.  Anyone in the North part of the Big Island, I highly recommend you seriously consider enrolling at "Hokulani Massage Academy". ALSO, if you are more towards Kailua-Kona, consider my classes on Ali'i Dr.  Either location, you are assured of a quality massage education with exceptional hands on skills and techniques.


I have had the honor of educating 
Dr. Tom “Chakraman” Sherman Ph.D.

From author, to many other contributions to the people of the world, Tom is one amazing man.  Added to his many accomplishments, since taking my classes, he has become a faculty member of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California and the Healing Arts Institute in Sacramento California.
FROM TOM:
It has been seventeen years since I studied with GENO ORTIZ L.M.T. at his excellent center for massage and anatomical education.  When I shared my interest of enrolling in massage classes with my circle of friends, I was curious of all the positive comments I heard of this instructor name Geno.  I was told of his accomplishments in the massage profession, and also that he educates massage with emphasis on intricate muscular applications.  I am thankful that I sought him out, and enrolled in his courses.  My investment of time with Geno has enhanced my therapeutic life beyond my expectations.  My appreciation and utilization of his creation of Muscular Massage protocol remains central to my teaching and healing practice. Geno is a Master in sharing and transferring his knowledge, skill, and experience to the students lucky enough to study with him. The principle of addressing each major muscle from origin to insertion in the direction of the muscle fibers garners rave reviews from my professional client/athletes that know their bodies well. Geno's enthusiasm, for the work he created, is reflected on client faces and in their comments when their session is complete and they feel the results in their bodies".  When I am dealing with clients who are under Drs. care, Geno's "Clinical Massage" therapy methods are superior.  In my practice, I now understand why the term "Medical Massage" is inappropriate and "Clinical Massage" is the accepted term".
  
In addition to his teaching career, Tom also maintains a private healing practice in both Oakland & Calistoga, California.  He offers individual bodywork sessions and personalized wellness consultation for clients combining muscular massage, energy work, acupressure, adventures in nature, self created ritual, and self care recommendations. He offers a variety of transformational workshops focused on Energy Medicine. 


I have wonderful appreciation for having had the honor of educating Tom and Bonnie Hokulani.  I know they will keep up the great work and I am sure they are teaching some great therapists of the future. Much Aloha to the two of you, and the students fortunate to study with you. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

COMPARE LEVEL 1 TUITIONS

GENO'S STUDENT FRIENDLY 
150 HOUR COURSE TUITION
$1,600 (+ excise tax)
This is the same tuition I had in 1996.
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Other locations charge from $1,900 to $3,200
for their course.  Remember, the State of Hawaii requires this course to be 150 hours.  

Ask questions about other instructors work experience in the massage profession.  Learn who the instructors are and what experience they can offer you.  You would ask a lot of questions if you were buying a used car....you have a right to ask questions about the quality/experience of instructors. 

Use caution when an massage instructor says they have been:
"Self-employed"
As a member of the "Olympic World's Massage Team", our members often explained:
the definition of "self employed" often meant "unemployed".
USE CAUTION  WHEN SELECTING 
A PLACE TO STUDY MASSAGE

Saturday, February 13, 2016

LEARN FROM THE TEACHER WHO TEACHES TEACHERS

Pre-Licensing, 150 hour massage courses
India and Debbie practicing "Headache" MMT techniques
Over 80% of headaches are muscular in nature.  Learn how to massage
those muscles for effective headache relief.  
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  • Receive the best massage education on the Big Island
  • Prepare for your enrollment NOW!!!  In less than 1 year, you will have the skills to become independent, create your own work schedule, choose your own therapy prices and much more.
  • Create a career that you, your family, and your clients will be thankful that you selected. 
Anyone, including you, are welcome to "sit in" on one of our classes and experience my fun, exciting, and educational method of a quality massage instruction.  YOU, can realize that your life can easily adjust to give you the opportunity to enroll in my next course.  If you would like to join us for a class day, please call Geno at: (808) 960-9567.  
You might even get a massage on your visit with us!!

 Hawaii State Board of Massage, Hawaii State Professional/Vocational Licensing Board, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.  
As well as: State Licenses: 
MAE 1587 & MAT 1117
AND
NATIONALLY APPROVED PROVIDER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION,
APPROVED PROVIDER # 462
  • Receive the best massage education from the best and most experienced instructor on the Big Island. 
  • Earn $50-$100 per hour. In less than one year, become a superior  Licensed Massage Therapist. 
  • I offer, for my students benefit, the most unique, Nationally recognized "Massage Educational System". 
  • Limited enrollment.  Secure your seat with a $50 deposit.
Learn like a Pro...from a Pro
Call for enrollment opportunities of my next course: 
(808) 960-9567

Most affordable tuition on the Big Island........  
Best quality education on the Big Island......

Friday, February 12, 2016

ANOTHER RADIO SHOW WITH GENO

GENO INTERVIEWED ON STATEWIDE RADIO

CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE RIGHT, DIRECTLY UNDER THE 
"APPROVED PROVIDER" LOGO.......
to enjoy an informative, 30 minute, Statewide radio interview broadcast with Geno Ortiz, Principal and Instructor. The topic covers many aspects of the massage world and history.  The radio host is the very popular Sherry Bracken.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEXT ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE: "MUSCLE TESTING FOR REAL EVALUATION RESULTS"

VALUE OF KNOWLEDGE OF "MUSCLE TESTING"
CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE
"MUSCLE TESTING"

JOIN US TO ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS AND EARNING POTENTIAL 
Call Geno at: (808) 960-9567 for enrollment information.
DID YOU KNOW:
* "Medical Massage" term is a glorified term not recognized or acknowledged by the American Medical Association (A.M.A.).     
* "Clinical Massage" IS recognized and acknowledged by the American Medical Association (A.M.A.) 

* I have 20 years of experience as a "Clinical Massage Therapist"
* My 20 years as a "Clinical Massage Therapist" has been in Orthopedic and Chiropractic Clinics.  This wonderful employment career has provided me with the clinical skills to educate and share with my students.                                                                                                                    
* Knowledge of the "Muscle Testing" will enhance your potential to become a quality "Clinical Massage Therapist".   
* Muscle Testing is critical to achieve the skills to diagnose structural muscular pain and discomforts, and to create a "treatment plan" to provide a successful outcome of your therapy sessions.  With good "muscle testing" skills, you WILL find the problem muscle or muscles.  Now you will be able to give direct therapy to the specific muscles in need. 

You will learn proper angles of muscle testing, purpose of muscle testing, do's/dont's, how to evaluate results, and the meaning of actual testing results.
  
*Scroll further down to see my recent list of graduates who are now employed as quality "Clinical Massage Therapists" in Hawaii as well as in other States.  

You are invited join us.  Call Geno for enrollment and course dates
: (808) 960-9567

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

YOUR INSTRUCTOR GENO ORTIZ L.M.T.: "FIRSTS IN THE MASSAGE PROFESSION"

MEMBER OF THE FIRST OLYMPIC MASSAGE TEAM IN HISTORY: 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Over 14,000 applicants world-wide. Only 36 were choosen by the International Olympic Committee for the final team, including your instructor Geno Ortiz L.M.T
MEMBER OF THE FIRST "WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IRONMAN TRIATHLON" MASSAGE TEAM" IN KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII: When the Ironman World Championship moved to Kailua-Kona in 1981, Geno and 36 other Kona massage therapists were at the finish line greeting the athletes with massage. Geno now teaches "Triathlon M.M.T. Massage" courses.
FIRST: The first high end "Triathlon Team" (J. David Triathlon Team) choose Geno to be their full time and traveling massage therapist from 1982-1984. The team consisted of about 9 World Champions, men and women.
FIRST: And only Winter and Summer Olympic Massage Therapist in the State of Hawaii. Hand picked by the International Olympic Committee
FIRST: Courtside massage therapist for Association of Volleyball Professionals (Professional Beach Volleyball), 1985-86. Courtside therapy given during professional tournaments
FIRST: And only massage therapist in the State of Hawaii to receive an "Official Commendation" from the Governor for accomplishments in massage.
FIRST: OLYMPIC MASSAGE THERAPIST to teach accredited massage classes in the State of Hawaii.

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