Safely Home at the Massage Table

Workshop for Bodyworkers
Safely. Home. Within. at the Massage Table

Understand more about settling the nervous system
(yours and the clients)
and how to manage traumatic activation
(without becoming your client’s psychotherapist)

“Shifting mind-body states, whether for better or for worse, causes turbulence.”*
Help your clients integrate the positive
shift they experience with you.

Learning Outcomes

Massage Therapists will learn how to foster more safety in the treatment room, for their clients and themselves.

Topics covered:

1. Nervous system regulation and dysregulation.

2. The effects of interpersonal neurobiology. Easy skills to support clients, and yourself, to quickly settle at the beginning of a session and transition at the end. Why this is important for both of you.

3. How to guide clients to focus their breath and their body awareness in order to enhance relaxation and shift physical holding patterns.

4. An extremely useful, yet simplified, understanding of trauma and its impact on the body.
How to recognize when a client experiences traumatic reactivation during a treatment, and what to do about it (without becoming the client’s psychotherapist).

When we contact a person’s body, we alter their nervous system.
When we contact a person’s nervous system, we also change their body.
This is fundamental to your work as a massage therapist.

6 PE/A2 BCRMT Continuing Education Credits for the study and practice of how to support one’s self as therapist and clients in nervous system regulation and muscle relaxation. This workshop also includes information on trauma’s impact on the body and nervous system, and how to foster more sense of safety in the treatment environment.

*Mario Martinez The MindBody Code

May the Sun of
Love, Wisdom, and Truth
Rise in your Heart
and Illuminate your Life
with Grace and Joy.

-Dr. Joseph Michael Levry