Do you see yourself working with pregnant, laboring, or postpartum clients? Interested in deepening your self-awareness and communication skills? Are you called to be present and nurturing with this special client population? This workshop may be for you!

April 22nd - 26th, 2019

pregnant person receiving a "goddess" massage

pregnant person receiving a "goddess" massage

This 34-hour intensive workshop (over five days) includes:

  • Immersion-style experiential practice

  • Written materials highlighting essential guidelines

  • Learning and growth within the mentoring model of teaching

  • Role plays and storytelling

  • Extensive use of visual aids and embodied activities to explore prenatal physiology

  • Visualization and verbal skill development

  • An introduction to the DANCES™ approach to perinatal bodywork

  • Practice of massage with live pregnant models and with fellow workshop participants (giving and receiving)

  • A practical exam evaluating body mechanics, boundaries, positioning, flow, safety, connection, effective technique, and creativity

  • Balancing intuition with technical knowledge

  • Weaving webs of community support and peer connection

To receive certification, you must have either/both of the following:

  • At least 500 hours of massage/bodywork training

  • Be licensed/certified in your state of residence

Location:

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

 

7445 Mission Valley Rd.

Dates:

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April 22nd - April 26th, 2019 Monday - Friday

9:30am - 5:30am (last day ends at 4:30pm)

Investment:

To Be Determined

Facilitator Bio:

Jamie Mossay has been guiding and teaching massage therapists and other birth professionals to work with pregnant clients since 2006. A practicing massage professional of 18 years serving the San Diego community, she is also a mother, birth doula, storyteller, mother blessing facilitator, birth story listener, and childbirth educator. She brings creativity, compassion, and mindfulness to her work and teaching/mentoring, and is consistently inspired by the simple power of touch for support. Jamie is passionate about supporting the personal and professional growth of massage therapists and students - she hopes that participants will complete her workshop feeling inspired, motivated, and grounded in the basics of Pregnancy Massage. She places special emphasis on cultivating creativity, intuition, and the importance of modeling self-love, embodied connection, and willingness to step into the unknown with loving presence for our pregnant clients.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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