Training Courses

A list of the upcoming training courses I will be teaching

Expecting
Expecting

Not an Ordinary prenatal course 

Prenatal and Labor Preparation Massage 

Not an Ordinary Prenatal Course

Course 6 hours ~ $150.00

136 Glass St #140, Dallas, TX 75207

TBA

 

Massage is a gentle way to help prepare the mother-to-be with labor.  As a trained massage therapist, you will have the knowledge to help prepare the mother’s body for the process of labor.  This course is ideal for any massage therapist or Doula that has been working with pregnant clients and would like more in depth information on how to help their client more.   In our 6 hours together, we will navigate through the physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy and ways to adjust to our clients needs at each session (either with position adjustments, problem focused sessions, or supporting in their journey).  We will also discuss how to incorporate pressure point massage in a safe but effective way to help prepare for labor.   There will be discussion on how to support your client by giving them “homework” between sessions, as well.

 

Supplies to bring: Sheets, lubricant, 3 regular size pillows (or 1 regular size and 1 body pillow), paper and pen for notes.

 

Suggested Text: Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy: A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle by Leslie Stager, RN, LMT

ISBN-13: 978-0781767538

ISBN-10: 0781767539

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Gua Sha for scar tissue

Gua Sha for Scar Tissue

Course 6 hours ~ $165.00

TBA

 

Scar formation is “ when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue.” ( taken from Webmd.com)   There are many effective approaches to helping scar formation or scars that have already formed.  This approach utilizes the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of Gua Sha (scraping/coining) or graston (western approach) to break up scar tissue.  We will navigate the process of scar formation, and the different types of scaring.  You will receive the knowledge of how to help these types of scars using a Gua Sha tool that will be provided to you, which is included in the tuition, with adequate peer to peer practice.  

 

Supplies to Bring:  Sheets, lubricant, Blanket (optional), paper and pen for notes

 

Resource Text (not required):  Traumatic Scar Tissue Management: Therapeutic Massage Principles, Practice and Protocols by by Nancy Keeney Smith (Author), Catherine Ryan (Author), Pamela Fitch (Foreword), Sandy Fritz (Foreword)

ISBN-13: 978-1909141223

ISBN-10: 1909141224

 

Research article: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5331993/

Next Course TBA

Gua Sha Massage
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Intro to Lymphatic Drainage

Course 6 hours ~ $150.00

136 Glass St #140, Dallas, TX 75207

Sunday, January 16, 2022

12 Spaces is the Limit for this course

Please come and explore the more gentle side of massage therapy with Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  The two main functions of the Lymphatic system are to maintain fluid balance and immunity.  So why aren't more clients concerned about the health of their Lymphatic System?  We as massage therapists need to educate them and that starts with educating ourselves! 

 

This course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D..  During our two day course we will explore the anatomy of the Lymphatic System.  With that, we will be able to discuss the traumas that happen to the body which affect the perfect function of this System.  While in Lab, we will practice strokes that will benefit the clients with detoxification, and most beneficial ways to assist the Lymphatic System with proper drainage using the drainage patterns in the anatomy.  Intro to Lymphatic Drainage will give you the tools/education you will need to competently perform the techniques of Lymphatic Drainage for all body areas for clients with low to no Lymphatic Dysfunctions.
 

Supplies to bring:

Wear comfortable but professional attire

clean set of sheets each day (fitted/flat/pillow case or face cradle cover)

Pen and paper for notes

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