Dean & Shizuko

dean and shizuko - 86D&S_conference_smallEducation, Certifications & Memberships


Dean and Shizuko have both studied:

  • Over 1200 hours in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Practitioner Program at the Heartwood Institute, California in 1998, 1999.
  • Over 1000 hours of Polynesian Healing, Hawaiian and Cook Island Lomilomi Art and Culture, Lau’ Kahea (Spiritual Healing) and Huna (Hawaiian Science of Mastery including:
  • Auntie Margaret Machado, Captain Cook Big Island, Hawaii, 1997.
  • Dr. Dane Silva, founder of the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association, Hawaii.
  • Dr. Maka’al Yates, Director of the Hawaiian Healing Institute.
  • Nancy S. Kahalewai, author of Hawaiian Lomilomi Big Island Massage.
  • Lanakila Brandt, Mo’o Lono Priest, Kumu Hula, Kanuna Lau’ Kahea.
  • Teacher’s training with Dr. Dan Silva, DC, LM; and Stephanie Opualani Gillespie, RN, LMT, 2005.
  • Recognized as Kumu Lomilomi at the Hawaiian Lomilomi Association Conference 2005.
  • Advanced Lomilomi and Hawaiian Art, Culture and Chanting with Kumu Hula Keala Ching and Kumu Lomilomi Pualani Gillespie, RN, LMT.
  • 10-day Sea Water cleanse and Level 4 Lomilomi, Haha and Ho’oponopono with Kumu Leina’ala K. Brown-Dombrigues. Eight weeks of training, 2006.
  • 2007 Hawaiian Lomilomi Conference
  • 2007 Kake Ki Runga and Romi Romi with Uncle Freddie Tira, of the Cook Islands.
  • 2007 Dean and Shizuko began the Three Souls Celtic Shamanic apprentice program with Dr John-Luke Edwards of
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1997 Graduating Class after training with Aunty Margaret


Dean has also trained in Nutrition, Herbal Healing and Counseling – holding Certifications in:

  • Sports Massage
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Hypnosis
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Body-Centered Counselling
  • Crystal Therapy Certificate (College of Bio-Dynamics)


Dean and Shizuko are both members of…

2007 - Graduating Class after studies with `Uncle Freddie' on Kohala coast.
2007 – Graduating Class after studies with `Uncle Freddie’ on Kohala coast.