Hopefully all massage students are taught symptoms of DVT’s (Deep Vein Thrombosis or Blood Clots) and understand the importance of avoiding applying any pressure distal to a clot. Many may not realize, however, that the risk of developing clots increases dramatically during pregnancy and postpartum. Many prenatal bodyworkers are taught to avoid or use only […]
The pelvic bowl is our Root, a sacred zone of creativity and life-generating energy, yet postpartum pelvic trauma is a worldwide epidemic. Prenatal and postpartum integrative pelvic care can help women birth with less trauma or recover from birth challenges. Experiential practice of cultivating connection with the pelvis and discussions of pelvic floor massage research, […]
Traditional cultures have elaborate preparations and ceremony to support individuals transitioning from one life station or role to another. How can we use this knowledge in relation to women’s experience of birth and motherhood in America?
Learn simple techniques that can easily be taught to and practiced by birth companions, doulas, and midwives, and OB’s who want a more holistic practice!
Plenty of research supports the common sense knowledge that nurturing touch has numerous benefits for pregnant, birthing, and postpartum women and their unborn and born infants. Learn the latest about how massage and touch can significantly alter biochemistry and the maternity experience. Includes a segment about Cranial Sacral Therapy for newborns. 60 minutes
(21-hours NCBTMB; MEAC) With Lee Morgan, RMT & Leslie Stager RN, LMTA Unique Class For Bodyworkers, Movement Therapists,Birth Professionals, & Anyone Interested In Body Awareness! Join this 3-day workshop to cultivate awareness and understanding of the structural integrity of the pelvis from the inside out. Using hands-on bodywork, movement techniques, and expressive art we will […]
Leslie is an NCBTMB provider. This course offers NCBTMB approved CE’s. This fun and inspiring class is rich with hands-on practical techniques that you can immediately apply to your birth practice. The class is generally modified to suit the specific needs of the attending health professionals, massage therapists, doulas. Feel free to bring a pregnant […]
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Most people preparing to have a baby or supporting others during pregnancy focus their attentions on the proverbial “rosy glow” or the aches and pains of pregnancy. Then they turn their focus to facing the expected challenges of birth. Rarely do people spend much time thinking about the support needed After baby comes.