Entering the Temple: Bodywork for the Female Pelvic Floor
32-hour Advanced Professional Training for LMT's
(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. Get in touch to be added to waiting list and future updates!)
Women are searching for skilled bodywork & compassionate presence
to help them address their unique concerns
This advanced professional therapeutic bodywork training infuses practical bodywork skills with reverence, honor, and recognition of the layers of tension, fear, pain, and trauma that women often hold in this area of the body. We tend to this portal of the potent 'yoni-verse' with great care.
Here is a rare opportunity to join a circle of female licensed massage therapists, midwives, or others licensed to offer internal bodywork, in a safe, respectful, nurturing environment. LMTs with this advanced training may practice internal bodywork in Oregon (OBMT Massage Board Rule (334-010-0029 Internal Cavity). We uphold respectful boundaries, appropriate draping, and a strong practice of confidentiality throughout. We will work in diads and triads with focus on musculo-skeletal concerns and psycho-emotional issues that often compound the physical.
- Benefits of pelvic bodywork
- Prevalence & Causes of Pelvic Dysfunction
- Pelvic Anatomy and Physiology
- Palpate the internal and external pelvic floor muscles, cervix, uterus
- Learn to assess and treat pelvic muscle tension, prolapse, rectocele, cystocele, incontinence
- Internal treatments for Pregnancy
- Postnatal concerns
- Psycho-emotional-social-spiritual impacts of pelvic issues
- Trauma Tools
- 6 hours of Ethics & Boundaries.
- Marketing Considerations
NOTE: This course does NOT include sexual touch, tantric practices, or sexologically related approaches
WHY: Just like any muscle, pelvic floor muscles develop scar tissue, tension, spasms, imbalance. Many women (and men) suffer from hip, back, or pelvic pain, sciatica, or incontinence that stem from tension in obturator internus, piriformis, and levator ani muscles. This course will help you learn to offer internal bodywork with sensitivity, compassion, and skill.
WHO: Designed for dedicated professional women interested in women's health bodywork, who have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements, and are willing to practice and receive internal pelvic floor bodywork with each other in a safe, private, and respectful environment.
WHEN: December 11-15, 2020
WHERE: Portland, Oregon
POSTPONED Until further notice due to COVID-19.
Payment plans may be available. All tuition must be paid by December 1st.
PREREQUISITES:1. Professional License in good standing
2. Application and Instructor Approval. Contact MotherTouchClasses@gmail.com to get application or Download here.
3. Before class: Experience at least one pelvic floor session from a licensed provider. Submit to Leslie a written Review after you have registered for class (ask her for guidelines for write up).
4. Pre or Post Requisite Courses (or instructor approval of your background/experience) necessary for 60-hr Advanced Pelvic Floor Bodywork Certificate:
The Female Pelvis, The Belly, Pelvic Self Care
REGISTER and Take those 3 classes in November, 2020 at Oregon School of Massage!
Think you're qualified for class but don't meet the prerequisites? Contact Leslie to ask for a waiver.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 32 hr CE's or 60.5 hour Integrative Pelvic Bodywork Certificate
After satisfactory completion of the course, receive a Certificate of Completion for 32 CE's.
OR --Complete case studies and additional courses to receive the 60.5-hour Integrative Pelvic Bodywork Certificate, indicating advanced training in pelvic manual therapy.
1-hr: Professional Pelvic Session and write up review
11 hr: The Female Pelvis (NCBTMB) or relevant training
6.5 hr: The Belly (NCBTMB) or relevant training
32 hr: Entering the Temple
10 hr: 5 Sessions; Case study write ups; mentoring
NOTE about CE's: NCBTMB CE's are NOT currently permitted for Entering The Temple, but you will receive a CE certificate as proof of your hours, which is accepted by OBMT.
REGISTRATION: Contact MotherTouchClasses@gmail.com to get application or download HERE.
INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Stager RN, LMT.
I've focused on women's health since the 1980's, exploring, practicing, and teaching about the rhythms, rites, and mysteries of women's bodies. As a labor & delivery nurse I grew aware of the pelvic traumas that many women endure and live with after birth, with few avenues for help. In 2009 I successfully helped a client relieve 80% of her postnatal pelvic pain with one internal pelvic floor bodywork session. Inspired, I pursued further studies, including training with Tami Kent PT, Bryan Baisinger DC, John Barnes LMT, Herman & Wallace, and private studies with PT's, DC's, and an Osteopath, Lee Morgan. Currently I have a private practice in Nevada City, CA. Read more about Leslie.