Entering the Temple: Bodywork for the Female Pelvic Floor
28-hour Advanced Professional Training for LMT's
December 7 - 10th, 2018
Oregon City, Oregon
WHAT: Four-day advanced professional therapeutic bodywork training that infuses practical bodywork skills with reverence, honor, and recognition of the layers of tension, fear, pain, and trauma that many women hold in this area of the body. We enter this space carefully, acknowledging the portal to a potent 'yoni-verse'. This is a very unique opportunity to learn skills with a small circle of female licensed massage therapists or midwives in a safe, respectful, nurturing environment. This work is within the LMT scope of practice in Oregon (OBMT Massage Board Rule (334-010-0029 Internal Cavity) if you have advanced training. This is an advanced training! We will uphold respectful boundaries, appropriate draping, and a strong practice of confidentiality throughout. We will work in diads and triads as we focus with musculo-skeletal concerns and the psycho-emotional issues that often compound the physical.
- Benefits of pelvic bodywork
- Prevalence & Causes of Pelvic Dysfunction
- Psycho-emotional-social-spiritual impacts
- Trauma Tools
- Pregnancy, Postpartum, Menopausal concerns
- Ethics & Boundaries.
- A & P of the Pelvis
- Entering the Yoni-verse--Internal-External Pelvic Floor Palpation
- Sensitive, Deep Listening
- Assessment, Treatment of Pelvic Floor Muscles
- Marketing Options
- Case Studies
- 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. Physical therapists most commonly offer internal pelvic work, but trained LMT's can also offer it in states where it is within LMT scope of practice to do 'internal body cavity" massage IF you have advanced training. There are very few courses available offering that training. This is one that will qualify you to do this work with sensitivity, compassion, and skill.
WHO: This course is designed for a small group of dedicated professional women who are interested in women's health bodywork, 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 7-10, 2018. 10-6 pm on Fri and Mon, 9:30-5:30 pm Sat & Sun.
WHERE: We will be at a lovely house in Oregon City.
EARLY REGISTRATION: SAVE $75.00!
1. Professional License in good standing
2. Application and Instructor Approval. Contact MotherTouchClasses@gmail.com to get application or download from this LINK.
If you think you qualify for this class but don't meet the prerequisites, contact Leslie via email to explain your situation and ask for a waiver. She will consider all qualified professionals.
If you satisfactorily complete this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for 28 CE's. If you complete all prereqs, case studies, homework, and attend all course hours, you will receive the 48-hour Integrative Pelvic Bodywork Certificate, indicating advanced training in pelvic manual therapy as follows:
1-hr: Professional Pelvic Session and write up review
7.5 hr: The Female Pelvis (NCBTMB)
6.5 hr: The Belly (NCBTMB)
28 hr: Entering the Temple
5 hr: 5 Sessions & Case study write ups
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.
Women are searching for skilled bodywork & compassionate presence
to help them address their unique concerns
INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Stager RN, LMT has had a focus on women's health since the 1980's, practicing, teaching and exploring the rhythms, rites, and mysteries of women's bodies. After working as a labor & delivery nurse for years, she started learning more about what happened to women After birth. So many women experience pelvic trauma during birth with no attention for it afterwards. In 2009 Leslie's had a friend could not walk without pain for months after giving birth. Because they were close friends, Leslie offered her internal massage to address scar tissue. Her friend was 80% pain free after one session. This started Leslie on the path to becoming a Holistic Pelvic Care provider, training with Tami Kent. She continued on with Bryan Baisinger, John Barnes, Herman & Wallace, and private studies with PT's, DC's, and an Osteopath. She has a private practice for Bodywork for Women's Health in Nevada City, CA. Read more about her.