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!
AUG 19, 2023
LOCATION: The following classes will take place in Nevada City, California address will be emailed upon registration
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!
Aug 19, 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 email@example.com (530) 798-9998
Summer DATES 2023!
Summer DATES: August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 from 9 AM to 6 PM August 28 exam from 10 AM to 1 PM.
The following classes can be taken LIVE OR ONLINE
Course Description: 42 hour Pregnancy Massage Certification PLUS A Certification in Dynamic Fascial Response™ (42CEUs NCBTMB)
BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION FOR EACH CLASS OF THE FULL CERTIFICATION:
YOU CAN TAKE THEM INDIVIDUALLY FOR 8 CEUS EACH OR AS A WHOLE FOR THE 42 HOUR CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION.
August 19, 2023: 9am-6pm DFR™ : Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals 8CEUs:
SAFE PREGNANCY MASSAGE: Know the contraindicated points, correct positioning and when proper medical release forms are needed. Understand pregnancy conditions and complications. This class is a prerequisite for the 42 hour DFR Pregnancy Massage Certification. What you learn in this course is great knowledge for any massage therapist to have so that you can welcome pregnant clientele into your practice while feeling confident. Intake forms and medical release forms are provided. Click here to take this class on its own
August 20, 2023: 9am-6pm 8CEUs
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. The skills you learn in this class is valuable knowledge for any massage therapist ttreating low back issues and will introduce the practitioner to semi reclined bodywork. This class satisfies the Day 1 requirement for the DFR™ 42 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
August 21, 2023: 9am-6pm 8CEUs
Steps 14-40 Semi Reclined and Supine Positioning: Addressing 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. You will learn intraoral (inside mouth with gloved hand) work to address TMJD. This class also satisfies the supine and semi reclined positioning requirement for the DFR™ 42 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
August 26, 2023: 9am-6pm 8CEUs TWO PARTS
9-1PM Birth Support Massage (Doulas are welcome to join this birth support class Earn 4CEs)
2pm-6pm DFR REVIEW FOR LIVE EXAM/ DFR Clinic
BIRTH SUPPORT CLASS Aug 26, 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.
You will learn 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.
Aug 26, 2023: 2pm-6pm DFR EXAM REVIEW AND DFR CLINIC: 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!
Aug 27, 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™ 42 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 SIX (three hours only)
Aug 28 2023 10-1pm LIVE EXAM Don’t worry -you will be prepared and ready!
Read more about the Instructor, Chula Linda Gemignani and her work:
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!)
Class is limited in size for personable teaching: The first 8 live students to sign up will be registered for August’s class. Anyone else will be placed on a waiting list and contacted for the next class.
RESERVE: your place with a $200 non refundable deposit
INVESTMENT: in your practice for this 5-day course is $1250( EARLY BIRD 1150.00 until July 1, 2023)
Materials: 60.00 CHULA’S BOOK: “The Dynamic Guide to Pregnancy Massage”
CERTIFICATE: You will receive a certificate for completing 42 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept payment plans specifically designed for your needs.
Material Fee is for the book and laminated reference guides needed to take this training: $60 to be collected day of class
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 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.
“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!”
You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to take this course in this beautiful setting of Chula’s home!
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