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wombspace

reclaim reverential, nurturing + therapeutic touch for pregnancy

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The womb

is the safest place on earth

That's why babies grow there.
Human life exists for the exchange of relational touch.
We yearn + crave this from birth to death.

 

It is our deepest privilege to honour the womb + growing baby through nourishing massage.

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learn the art of
abdominal + womb massage
in pregnancy.

Acquaint yourself with the unique anatomy of pregnancy + its relationship to the baby.

Bring softness + balance to layers of the abdomen from fascia to uterus. 

Learn fetal palpation + integrating baby's experience of their space. 

Support intimacy between your client and their body + baby.

 

bodyworkers, RMTs, chiropractors...

...did your education include teachings on abdominal work in pregnancy?

...do you want your prenatal bodywork to include the most fascinating part of a woman's body in pregnancy?

...are you ready to gain confidence offering therapeutic touch for uterine alignment + balance?

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come + Learn:

female posture + movement for pain resolution

  • understand foundational movements to support optimal function of the female pelvic organs + musculature


 

massage + fascial release of the wombspace, uterus + ligaments

  • gain confidence providing therapeutic touch to the most integral part of the pregnant body.


 

increasing space for breech + transverse + OP positioned babies

  • is there such a thing as optimal fetal positioning? learn how to support clients who come to you with 'fetal malposition' + develop knowledge of anatomical + physiological relationships between the wombspace + the baby (or babies!).


 

pelvic girdle complaints

  • SI joint pain, symphysis pubis pain, round ligament pain, lightening crotch, coccyx pain, swelling, and more! explore posture, movement, and release techniques for common pregnancy complaints.

Dr. Bronwyn Hunt

chiropractor

Wombspace is vital for anyone, including birth and body-work practitioners, as well as pregnant families looking for straight-forward and extremely helpful birth-skills concerning birth prep, labour, delivery and beyond. The content of Wombspace and Mandy's teachings is easy to digest as it honours and respects that the body has innate intelligence to grow and birth when there is flow and ease.

Christine Fletcher

pregnant attendee

Everything about the workshop was healing for me. The gentle touch from the other women at the workshop was healing. Their joy over my belly and delight when my baby moved reminded me what a miracle it all is.
Learning specific things about our female anatomy and ligaments was wonderfully empowering. I did self massage most every day from then on, and it helped me connect with my baby on a new level, and create space and softening in my body. I loved being confident in knowing my baby's position at any time.

Shannon Berrow

RMT

Mandy has a way of teaching that grounds all listeners in the room. Her breadth of experience as a midwife and reverence for the pregnant body, combined with the intuition utilized in her bodywork, is a winning combination for an illuminating workshop experience. She invites curiosity and true listening.

details

//This workshop is tailored to massage therapists and bodyworkers (physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors, cranio-sacral therapists, physiologists, etc.) Please be in touch if you're curious about integrating this practice into your work!

//We will practice on each other + through self-massage for the first half of the day. Pregnant clients will be invited for the second part of the day for guided integration. You are encouraged to invite a client of yours in their 3rd trimester for this portion. Detailed information will be sent out closer to the workshop date.

//This is a 6 hour workshop with a 1 hour lunch + a shorter afternoon break. Lunch and afternoon snack are included in your ticket and will be provided by The Rooted Table.

//100% refundable 2 weeks prior to the workshop date. 50% refundable 1 week prior to the workshop date. Not refundable within 1 week.

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Hi, I'm Mandy!

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click to read more about me...

I'm obsessed with a few things:
birth, pregnant bellies, breech babies, female physiology + pain resolution. I bring all my obsessions together in my midwifery + bodywork practice.

I see a huge gap in therapeutic + reverential wombspace care during pregnancy. Either the abdomen is poked + prodded for assessment purposes, or there is complete avoidance. The result of this medical + liability model of care has led to increased fear + disassociation; an early detachment within the mother-baby dyad.


This can change in one moment.

It is my life's work to walk with women, birthworkers, and bodyworkers as they take full authority of their health + work, deepen their intuition, step into self-responsibility. A trusting, fear-free relationship with your client during their pregnancy is available to you. Be a part of restoring profound connection between her body + baby.

My teaching is rooted in female physiology, what has become true for many of my clients, and my own lived experiences as a midwife + mother. My bodywork practice combines massage, myofascial release, physiotherapy, and cranio-sacral therapy.

Massage is an extension of our intuition. We can offer therapeutic touch in pregnancy with confidence. As a bodyworker, you are perfectly placed to offer respectful, nurturing, loving care that restores innate physiology. Also, the pregnant belly is THE most fun part to massage. I can't wait to teach you how!
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wombspace

a one-day workshop for bodyworkers to gain confidence and skill in abdominal massage for pregnancy

Sunday, September 24, 2023 9am-4:30pm

local health integrative clinic

#210 - 2285 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC

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