Pregnancy Massage: Fundamentals

$150.00

Description

The following classes can be taken alla carte or in the process of completing all five segments to receive DFR’s pregnancy massage certification and be featured on our websites referral list. ALL CLASSES ARE OFFERED LIVE AND ZOOM so come to class if you can or come via zoom.

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.

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

Location: Reno Massage and Wellness, Reno Nevada

DATE: Nov 17, 2021
TIME: 9am-6pm [ EARN 8CEU’s, class approved by NCBTMB] PRICE: $150 (early bird 130.00)
MATERIALS: The DFR™ manual is $60 Currently on sale! $50 (You can request an abbreviated version for 20.00 for each class if requested 1 week in advance but is is recommended to purchase the manual, you will not regret it ).
REFUND POLICY: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable
CONTACT INSTRUCTOR: Chula Gemignani chulagem@gmail.com (530) 798-9998

 

We are following health department guidelines and doing our part to stay safe and help stop the spread of Covid-19 and variants.

*We will be masking up.
**Out of respect for all participants and their families, please be prepared to present a negative COVID test prior to attending. Walgreens offers free and easy drive through rapid testing: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_vanity_testing

***Temperatures will be taken with a no-touch thermometer
***Stay Home if you have any signs of sickness.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you!

BUNDLE PRICE: Purchase three 8 CEU courses for a total of $400. (Save $50.00). Material fees are not included in bundle.

Current Class Schedule:
The following classes can be taken individually or in the process of completing all five segments to receive DFR’s pregnancy massage certification and be featured on our websites referral list.

September 25, 2021 /  9am-6pm DFR™ : Supine/Semi-Reclined Positioning and Techniques 8CE 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. 8CEs

Oct. 9, 2021 /  9am-6pm DFR Massage Class: Side-Lying Positioning for Low Back and Hip Release. This class is also a prerequisite for the DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification and great knowledge for any massage therapist to have to treat neck and shoulder issues.  This class also satisfies the side-lying 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. 8CEs

Oct 23, 2021 /  9am-6pm DFR Postpartum/Scoliosis Massage Class: This class supports the scoliosis client and 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. 8CEs

After completing these three course there are only two more to complete your pregnancy massage certification:

Nov 17, 2021 / 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

Nov 21, 2021 / 9am -6pm DFR review and Exam 9-1 and Birth Support Massage 2-6:
For massage therapists, Doulas, Birth Teams, Partners are invited! 8CEs

MATERIALS: The DFR™ manual is $60 Currently on sale! $50 (You can request an abbreviated version for 20.00 for each class if requested 1 week in advance but is is recommended to purchase the manual, you will not regret it ).

5-day Fall Pregnancy Massage Certification
If you prefer to take the course as a whole the next five day is in the Fall:

Nov 17-21 9-6pm
PRICE: $750
$650(early bird)
Materials: DFR book $60 Currently on sale! $50

Chula Gemignani is vetted and approved for providing Continued Education Units by the National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.(NCBTMB)

Dynamic Fascial Response™ is a healing modality created for CMTs from Chula Gemignani’s 20 years of experience. It is a blend of structural therapies and foundational philosophy that induce a ‘dialog’ of activation and response between the practitioner and the fascia/client body. The response from the fascia releases holding patterns in the fascial body and as a result, both physiological and emotional changes occur. This method resources and repurposes the stuck patterns and can heal trauma, relieve pain, improve posture and health and above all promote peace. Dynamic Fascial Response™ blends the relaxing aspects of massage with the structural benefits of bodywork. Active and passive pin and stretch, traction and compression and resistance and release work are used to help improve posture, open range of motion and release wrapped points. The work helps to offer more lasting fluidity, flexibility and ease to your clientele after your session with them.
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We hope you can join  inspiring courses in Dynamic Fascial Response™  taught by DFR™ founder Chula Gemignani.

Massage Professionals are loving DFR™ courses and material. Incorporating these new, effective fascial unwinding methods into their work is taking their careers to a five star level.

Do you want to further develop your bodyworker skills and expand the map you see when you work on your clients body?

Dynamic Fascial Response™ is a treasure chest of bodyworking knowledge simplified and presented in a way that is easy to grasp for most every practitioner. It teaches you a new map in which to understand the body through a series of dynamic steps.

The Eight Modalities Used in DFR™

~Slow fascial release stroke with little to no oil.

~Pin and stretch techniques with little to no oil to increase range of motion.

~Resistance and release for active muscle release at full ROM.

~Slow and safe compression and traction to encourage circulation and mobility of joints.

~Cross fiber friction to tonify muscles

~Acupressure to encourage gastric motility.

~Oil effleurage to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

~Energy work to activate the parasympathetic nervous system

Student Testimonials:

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

“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 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!”

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