Pregnancy Massage: Fundamentals DOULAS WELCOME!

Description

The following class can be taken ALLA CARTE or in the process of completing ALL 5  SEGMENTS to receive the double certification -A Pregnancy Massage Certification and Certification in Dynamic Fascial Response which will land you on our websites referral list!

ALL CLASSES ARE OFFERED via LIVE class AND ZOOM so come to class if you can or come via zoom.

LOCATION: The following classes will take place in Nevada City, California address will be emailed upon registration

Price: $130.00

This day long course focuses on the fundamentals needed in pregnancy massage and is the in-depth study you most likely never received in massage school.

This is a prerequisite for the Pregnancy Massage Certification . You’re welcome to take it on alla carte without the certification and will receive 8CEs either way.

Unlike most DFR™ courses, this class is 90% discussion. It is not a class in applied massage however, it’s the foundational knowledge that every practitioner working with pregnant clientele must carry under their belt. We will discuss the fundamentals of pregnancy massage so you can walk away with a deeper understanding of the subject and the confidence to take good care of your prenatal client. The topics discussed lay the foundation for the Pregnancy Massage Certification in DFR™but you do not need to be signed up for the certification to take this course.

Topics of discussion are:

The benefits of pregnancy massage and debunking the myth that pregnancy massage and bodywork would be unsafe.

Pregnancy conditions and complications so you understand when to ask for a medical release, safe methods to use as well as safe positioning. Medical Releases are provided in book.

Understanding the stages of pregnancy’s physiological changes, postural patterns and discomforts and tension.

Contraindicated points. Learn points on the body that can stimulate contraction, ripen the cervix and are great for labor stimulation and support but unsafe to use on your prenatal client.

Proper intake and assessment is different for prenatal clients. Get skilled at flawless intake. Intake forms and medical release forms are provided.

Understanding the circulatory system and how pregnancy affects it.

Keeping your client and their baby safe as well as your career.

Rapport skills for addressing the pregnant client.

Non binary and queer ethics for the pregnant client.

Master side-lying and semi-reclined positioning and develop exceptional draping skills.

Understanding fascia and the benefits fascial unwinding.

Chula designs her classes based on what she would want in a class as a professional having thousands of hours of massage experience. It’s for the practitioner who wants some rocket juice to fuel their practice!

DOULA’S ARE WELCOME!

April 1, 2023 / 9am-6pm DFR™ : Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals
9am-6pm Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals: Contraindicated points, positioning and proper medical release forms when pregnancy conditions and complications are present. This class is a requirement for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have. Intake forms and medical release forms are provided. 8 CEs
TIME: 9am – 6pm [ EARN 8 CEU’s, class approved by NCBTMB] PRICE For ALLA CARTE CLASS: $150 (early bird 130.00 Before MARCH 1)
MATERIALS:  $60 to be collected day of class OR if you prefer an abbreviated version of the fundamentals only section let me know
REFUND POLICY: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable
CONTACT: Chula Gemignani chulagem@gmail.com (530) 798-9998

If you are interested in the full course…

Course Description: 42 hour Pregnancy Massage Certification PLUS A Certification in Dynamic Fascial Response™ (42CEUs NCBTMB)

Class ONE:
April 1, 2023: 9am-6pm DFR™ : Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals 8CEUs:

Contraindicated points, positioning and proper medical release forms when pregnancy conditions and complications are present. This class is a  prerequisite for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have. Intake forms and medical release forms are provided. Click here to take this class on its own

 

Class TWO:
April 2,2023: 9am-6pm 8CEUs
Smiling massage instructor with client in side-lying massagecomplimenting table comfort. Text bubble"That's way more comfortable than my bed"Side-Lying Positioning Steps 1-25: Low back and hip release, posterior chain unwinding: back, hamstrings, calves, pubic symphysis alignment technique for pubic pain
First Half of Semi-reclined Positioning Steps 1-13: correcting “duck walk”, gastric motility point, belly, addressing rib pain, round ligament pain, feet

This class is also a prerequisite for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have to treat low back issues and will introduce the practitioner to semi reclined bodywork. This class satisfies the Day 1 requirement for the DFR™ 40 hour Pregnancy Massage Certification. And 8 of the 35 hour live class portion of DFR™ practitioner requirements.  click here to take this class on its own

Class THREE
April 3, 2023: 9am-6pm 8CEUs

Steps 14-40 Semi Recline and Supine Positioning: Address TMJD with external and intraoral jaw / cranial tension release, somatic breathing technique, for releasing jaw and pelvic tension, craniosacral balancing, anterior ventral unwinding, addressing neck, shoulders, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome

This class is relevant for all client populations. This class also satisfies the supine and semi reclined positioning requirement for the DFR™ 40 hour Pregnancy Massage Certification. And 8 of the 35 hour live class portion of DFR™ practitioner requirements. It is also a prerequisite for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have. Click here to take this class on its own

Class FOUR (TWO PARTS)

April 8, 2023: 9am-6pm  8CEUs

9-1PM Birth Support Massage (Doulas are welcome to join this birth support class Earn 4CEs)
1-2pm  Lunch
2pm-6pm DFR REVIEW FOR LIVE EXAM/ DFR Zoom Clinic

BIRTH SUPPORT CLASS April 8, 2023 9am-1pm:
Techniques for Physical Support – DOULA TOUCH- 4 CEs

Join us for 4 hours of learning healing touch and emotional rapport skills to support the pregnant, laboring and postpartum client. Doulas, birth teams and massage therapists are all welcome.

Hands on therapeutic touch to:

Help stimulate and help progress labor
Help ease labor pains
Support the hip and low back during labor
Support the neck and shoulders of the nursing, postpartum client.
Self Care healing touch to support the doula and client.

click here to take this class on its own

students massaging modelsApril 8, 2023: 2pm-6pm DFR EXAM REVIEW Steps will be given to you to weave into your pregnancy massage session and you will practice them with my supervision and coaching as needed. For a DFR refresher, Join this class as a clinic if there is room!

Class FIVE
April 9, 2023: 9am -6pm 8CEUs:
DFR Scoliosis/Postpartum Massage Class

This class presents a signature DFR bodywork class featuring dynamic bodywork techniques with ventral fascia unwinding, psoas pin ans stretch, resistance and release, traction and compression.  These steps support anyone wanting a deep sense of alignment who are tired of spending money on sessions that don’t make a lasting change.  This is the DFR work that brings home the five star reviews!

Your scoliosis clients will praise you! All steps learned can be applied to postpartum clientele as well. This class also satisfies the postpartum requirement for the DFR™ 40 hour Pregnancy Massage Certification. And 8 of the 35 hour live class portion of DFR™ practitioner requirements. It is also a prerequisite for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have.  Click Here to Take this class on its own

A DFR Practitoner and model enjoying a pin and stretch moment.

A DFR practitoner and model enjoying a pin and stretch (Muscle Energy Technique) moment

 

CLASS SIX
April 10, 2023 (two hours only)
10-12pm LIVE EXAM You will be prepared and ready as long as you practice! You can retake the exam if needed.

Read more about the Instructor, Chula Linda Gemignani and her work:

NOTE:
NCBTMB teachers are carefully vetted through a rigorous application process. Because of this, their courses are recognized by many U.S. states.  Check with your state’s massage board for CE requirements as these CE’s may work for you!)

Price: $130.00

 

Interested in taking the entire 40 hour DFR™ course?

Location: Chula’s home in Nevada City Enjoy a jacuzzi under the stars and campfires with live music in a conifer forest!

Date and Time: 9-6pm DAILY over two weekends The last day is a two-hour day for live exam

Class is limited in size for personable teaching: The first 4 live students and 10 zoom students to sign up will be registered for April’s class.  Anyone else will be placed on a waiting list and contacted for the next class.

RESERVE:your place with a $150 Deposit
INVESTMENT:
in your practice for this 5-day course is $750.00 650.00 until March 1, 2023

pregnancy massage certificationMaterials: 60.00 for the book and laminated reference guides  “The Dynamic Guide to Pregnancy Massage” MUST ORDER BOOK ONE MONTH AHEAD IF ATTENDING ON ZOOM

Continued Education Units: 40 NCBTMB and DONA approved
CERTIFICATE: You will receive a certificate for completing 40 hours of Pregnancy Massage
SECOND CERTIFICATE: A second certificate will be given to bodyworkers for completing 32 hours in DFR™ and you will be featured on our website and receive client referrals.
INSTRUCTOR: Chula Gemignani
CONTACT: ph # 530-798-9998 /email: info@dynamicfascialresponse.com
ZOOM STUDENTS: You will need models for Days 2-5
ACCOMMODATIONS: Ask us about camping or sharing room options.

We accept payment plans specifically designed for your needs.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register Today

CEU INFO: NCBTMB CEs are not currently recognized by California Massage Therapy Council .
NCBTMB providers like myself are carefully vetted through a rigorous application process. Because of this NCBTMB courses are recognized by many U.S. states, check with your state’s massage board for updates. You will get a CEU certificate at the end of this training; however, I am not a certifying entity. So it will show that you have completed 42 hours of training in pregnancy massage and will have the NCBTMB logo on the certificate.

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS
We are following health department guidelines and doing our part to stay safe and help stop the spread of Covid-19 and variants. This list of protocols may vary at time of class depending on status of the pandemic.

VACCINATED?
1) A Negative PCR test Taken on the MONDAY before class.
2) A negative home test morning of class
3) Rearrange your week to limit any possible exposure and wear a mask in all public places

NOT VACCINATED?
1) A Negative PCR test Taken on the MONDAY before class.
2) A negative home test morning of class
3) Rearrange your week to limit any possible exposure and wear a mask in all public places

***Masking may or may not be required depending on status of pandemic
***Stay Home if you have any signs of sickness. You will be refunded
***Please bring your lunch. If you go out to lunch we ask that you order out to protect participants by not exposing yourself indoors at restaurants.

Student Reviews:

“Just a little over a year ago we met and you trained me in a modality that has been nothing but a benefit to me and others.”

“I loved all of the fascia techniques and Chula was very organized.”

“I like that Chula showed us the proper techniques and then allowed us to modify them to our specific style”

“Chula is one of the best teachers I have ever had. This structural work is difficult for me but she made it much easier, was very patient and clear and very easy to pay attention to. Her enthusiasm for the subject was contagious”

“I really appreciate the book and all of the reference material that was provided”

“Chula’s class gave me a well rounded understanding of prenatal massage and postnatal care. Her teaching style is organized, focused, and kind. She will wait until every last person is on the same page before moving on. I will continue to take every class she offers and encourage fellow body workers to do the same!”

I walked out of her workshop feeling so much more confident in my massage offerings. Especially with prenatal massage.”

“Loved taking this class and all I learned. I walked out with the knowledge and confidence to call myself a bodyworker. I can’t wait to get back home and start marketing all my new skills and reaching out to the prenatal women of Kauai.”
“What a magical course (retreat) experience! This was EXACTLY the course I was looking for retreat, prenatal, and more all-in-one. I would have never even expected the depth of knowledge I left with and kept! The learning model is incredible and the energy is very naturally easy to learn in!”

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to take this course in this beautiful setting of Chula’s home! Sign Up Today!

Price: $130.00