Beginning Biodynamic Massage
Sept 21-24 | Cost: $600 | Deposit: $100 | Spaces Left: 12Log In to Register
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This year's Beginning Biodynamic Massage class is presented by April Straus, LAc, LMT and Monica Rudestam, LAc, LMT. This course is a pre-requisite for the Intermediate and Advanced Biodynamic Massage workshops presented by Todd.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-6pm
26 CEUs | read reviews
30% discount for students repeating the class
must be licensed to practice massage
Learn how to:
- Warm up the connective tissues using quietude as a guiding factor for direction & depth of stroke along with movement and rocking motions.
- Palpate connective tissue densities and optimize your vector, pressure and surface area of contact.
- Use this contact to elicit the healing forces within the cranial system to step forward and change the connective tissue for you.
- Follow the body fascia and cranial quietude to the source of issues.
- Stay present with the body as the issue resolves.
- Let go of unhelpful body posture, assumptions, and motives that plague the effectiveness of bodyworkers.
Biodynamic Massage combines deep tissue massage with
biodynamic cranial therapy. A balanced blend of direct and indirect
approaches, it trains the practitioner to discover precisely where and
how to work. This guidance verifies the practitioner's effectiveness
with a marked change in tissue quality. It is beautifully simple and
attainable by those new to the fields of massage or cranial
therapy. It becomes profoundly sophisticated as one's ease and skill
advance, offering nourishment for practitioners well versed in both
Biodynamic Massage cultivates the sensitivity and perception required for cranial work while the bodyworker performs massage. Often a slow moving, presence-developing healing art, biodynamic massage facilitates healing more effectively than traditional massage. You can include 10-20 minutes of biodynamic massage into your standard massage treatment very easily and your clients will respond positively. If you provide 60 full minutes of biodynamic massage, your clients will be dumbfounded by their sense of ease. Biodynamic massage provides a lovely bridge for practitioners wanting to migrate their practice from massage to cranial therapy.
Learn how to facilitate the expression of health already within your clients. Modify pressure, direction of movement and surface area of contact to elicit the healing potentcy of the cranial system to reorganize the connective tissues for you. You will learn how to connect with the intelligence within the body and follow it, allowing the massage to be guided by the client's own healing forces. This is very different than massage being guided by your 'intuition' or by a prescribed protocol for manipulation.
Todd Jackson began developing Biodynamic Massage in 1994. After 15 years of dedicated refinement, he began teaching this approach in 2009. Todd maintains an inclusive and supportive learning environment by bringing patient presence, humor, sensitive observation skills, experienced and sophisticated hands-on guidance to the group. Class sizes are intentionally small and assistants are employed to ensure students confidently integrate the approach. Ongoing support is available after workshops via Supplements, Treatment Exchanges, Feedback Sessions and Mentorship.
What students are saying...
"Biodynamic Massage has completely altered the way I give
bodywork. I don't think I would have been able to continue in my
career, had I not taken Todd's class. Literally, it is changing my
"Love the work, the way time was organized, the amount of wonderful personal attention from Todd and the assistants - fabulous workshop overall."
"I loved the caring, authentic, close-in instruction, modeling & corrections - and appreciate the supportive intention behind them."