Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course Government accredited?

Kahuna training is a specialised sacred form of healing and bodywork that is as yet largely unrecognised by the traditional western medical model. Kahuna training is not like certificate 4. It is much more. Our courses focus heavily on personal development and transformation to facilitate your healing skills as a practitioner. To begin with you can go home after Kahuna level 1-2 and start massaging. If you want to make massage therapy a journey or new career, we advise that you obtain membership of a massage or allied health association so you can get insurance coverage, and study anatomy and physiology, but to do Kahuna training, no requirements are needed. Just your wish to learn and grow.

Can I register with the Major Health Funds

Since the introduction of the National Training Package system and the amalgamation of many of the massage associations, the criteria for Massage association membership and insurance has changed. To obtain a provider number from most of the health insurance companies, the requirement is now a 2 year Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Can I get Insurance?

As a Hawaiian Massage practitioner you are eligible to join the International Institute for Complementary Therapists on:
www.iict.com.au. Ph: 1300 653 981 You can also phone their insurer OAMPS on (Ph: 1800 222 012). The IICT guarantees Kahuna Massage is covered and that our graduates* can gain membership and insurance.

*Note: Membership and Insurance available for all Kahuna Level 2 and above graduates.

The International Institute of Complimentary Therapies. Australia’s Best Rates for Membership & Discounted Practitioner Insurance. Over 550 Natural Therapy Modalities Welcome.  Visit: www.iict.com.au or email: support@iict.com.au for a free information kit.

You may also try the National Federation of Healers on www.nfh.org.au Ph:  07-34203399. If you are already a member of a massage association, you can add Hawaiian massage to your list of skills. Remember that the major health funds will only pay claims for their clients for remedial massage.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, after completing 3 levels of the Hawaiian massage training you will be issued with a certificate and academic transcript noting your hours of training. There are 5 further levels of training offered, whereby you can extend your skills and growth as a practitioner. You will also receive a certificate after level 5, 6 and 7.

Can I start massaging after Kahuna level 1 & 2?

Yes you can. It is important to have membership of an association and indemnity insurance before massaging the public as this ensures your clients that you are professional and abide by ethical and respectful practices.

Do you have any further questions not covered in this section

Contact us today by either phone or email and one of our Helpful team will be happy to assist you.

How will I get to High Spirits Retreat?

Mette’s Institute offers an airport pick-up from Brisbane airport. Further information will be forwarded with the specific course information.

Can you cater for my specific dietary requirements?

All meals served at High Spirits Retreat are vegetarian and vegans are also catered for. If you are on a specific diet (not including meat) we may be able to cater for this but please contact us to confirm prior to booking your course or retreat.

Can I book my own room during the course or retreat?

There are four beds in each room with it’s own shower and toilet facility. However, our courses and retreats offers relatively long days so not much time is spent in the rooms.

Will I be able to use WIFI during the course or retreat?

There is WIFI at the retreat and this may be used by students and guests, however we highly recommend that communication is kept at a minimum allowing you the best experience during your course or retreat.

I may need to be contacted during my stay

We recommend that you allow your time at High Spirits Retreat to be undisturbed, however in case of emergency or other, High Spirits Retreat can be contacted on (07) 5485 4800 or 0407 651 600.

Will I need to pay a deposit to secure a space on a course?

Courses and retreats require a minimum of $200 deposit to secure a space. This allows Mette’s Institute to control the number of students and guests attending courses and retreats. Deposits are generally non-transferable and non-refundable.

Can I attend courses with only a few days in-between?

Many students attend two or more courses with only a few days in-between thus saving on travel expenses. Mettes’s Institute then offers students to stay at High Spirits Retreat in-between the courses at no extra charge. We may ask that you are helpful with little day to day tasks.

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