About the Kahuna Training Guild Australia
Why are we here?
Kahuna Bodywork has been available in Australia since
1989, when (Kahu) Abraham Kawai'i, Kahuna from Hawai'i, came to
Australia the first time to introduce the training.
A Kahuna Bodywork Performer goes through years
of Kahuna Training, yet has not been eligible to join massage or
natural therapy associations. Kahuna Bodywork clients could not
get their health fund benefits, because a Kahuna Bodyworker is
not a remedial massage therapist.
Although any Kahuna Bodywork client will attest to
the effectiveness of the work, there has been no acknowledgement
by insurance companies and health funds.
The Guild has been created out of a need for a Kahuna
Sciences industry association as a point of reference for Kahuna
Bodyworkers and teachers.
The Guild provides for its practicing members:
- provider numbers
- access to insurance cover
- access to health fund returns for clients
- continued education opportunities
- quality control via Codes of Ethics and Practice
- complaint procedures
- access to first aid updates
The members login provides a forum where members
can share views and experiences, and discuss anything they wish.
The success of our members as Kahuna Bodywork performers
is reflecting the high standard of training delivery of Guild
approved Kahuna Bodywork schools. Emphasis is on Kahuna Excellence
Standards and commitment to continued Self development.
Co-operation amongst Guild members has proven to
lift the standard of what is known in Australia as Kahuna Bodywork.
There is more work to be done to eliminate the misconception
that Kahuna Bodywork is equivalent to lomilomi or that it can be
taught by people not trained in Kahuna training methods by Kahu
Abraham Kawai'i, Kahuna, or through the training lineage as permitted
by Kahu himself.
"Although a high standard of morality gives but a
slight or no advantage to each individual man and his children
over the men of the same tribe... an advancement in the standard
of morality will certainly give an immense advantage to one tribe
From The Descent of Man, 1871, Charles Darwin.
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