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What is Biodynamic Massage?
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 therefore 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 fields.
Learn how to facilitate the expression of health already within your clients. We allow ourselves to be guided by the change in tissue quality as we massage. This leads us to a deepening quietude within the client, mobilizing the healing forces already abiding within. You will learn 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.
Beginning Biodynamic Massage
next offering TBA
Friday 9am-1pm and 2:30-6pm
9am-1pm and 2:30-6pm
Sunday 9am-1pm and 2:30-6pm
26 hours CEU's
maximum 10 students !
$600 for new students; $500 for reviewers; e-mail to register
prerequisite: must be liscensed to practice massage
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a) 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.
b) learn how to palpate connective tissue densities and optimize your vector, pressure and surface area of contact.
c) learn how to use this contact to elicit the healing forces within the cranial system to step forward and change the connective tissue for you.
d) learn how to follow the body fascia and cranial quietude to the source of issues.
e) learn how to stay present with the body as the issue resolves.
f) learn how to let go of unhelpful body posture, assumptions, and motives that plague the effectiveness of bodyworkers.
What else can you tell me about Biodynamic Massage?
a) It cultivates your cranial skills, as it uses cranial therapy perception, even with beginners
b) It facilitates healing more effectively than regular massage
c) It generates word of mouth referrals with substantial momentum
d) It reduces the repetitive strain risks of giving massage
e) It doesn't require analytical, academic thinking
f) It is most commonly a slow moving, presence-developing massage technique
g) It provides a lovely bridge for those wanting to switch from massage to cranial therapy
h) It is massage you can do even when you're 75.
i) You can slip 10-20 minutes of this work into your regular massage work very easily and without a lot of explaining.
j) If you do 60 minutes of this work, your clients will be dumbfounded by their sense of ease.
Intermediate Biodynamic Massage
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 in Portland, OR
Thursdays from 5:30-9:00pm, 21 CEU's
maximum 10 students !
$700 - e-mail to register
prerequisite: must have successfully completed a prior Biodynamic Massage Workshop
a) continue refining your skills with vector, pressure, surface area of contact.
b) increase your sensitivity to quietude as a marker for proper application during treatments.
c) learn to work with both hands in different locations: each hand at a local density.
d) learn to work with both hands in different locations: working the space in-between the hands.
e) improve your standing, full body scanning assessments to prioritize where and how to work.
f) learn how to integrate effleurage to sensorially reconnect dissociated regions.
It is recommended to get on the waiting list for mentorship, as only a few can be completed each year.
Successfully complete the "Intermediate Biodynamic Massage" workshop. Be assessed for mentorship suitability by giving a treatment to Todd. Those who could benefit from more skill refinement prior to mentoring will be given suggestions to assist their cultivation. Those who are ready to begin mentorship will coordinate schedules with Todd. It is recommended to get on the mentorship waiting list early, as only a few mentorships can be completed each year.
Meet 2x/month to be observed and guided while treating a demo volunteer (Todd will provide the client model).
You will be paired with another person who has successfully completed the mentorship process.
Meet and work with Todd and the model for 75 minutes, twice a month.
Meet individually with Todd 2x per month to exchange treatments.
Meet individually with an approved mentorship graduate 2x per month to exchange treatments.
Mentorship continues for 6 months.
After mentorship completion, you may be eligible to assist sessions.
There are 75 hours in the mentorship, 45 supervised and exchanging with Todd, plus 30 exchanging with a graduate.
$550/mo. x 6 months = $3,300