Pregnancy Master Lab

Date: Apr 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


Susanrachel Condon

Friday, April 19th / 10am – 3 pm /$125
5 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

If you’ve studied and practiced prenatal massage but want a refresher with some new, exciting, advanced side-lying techniques and plenty of hands-on time, this intimate workshop is the jumpstart class for you. We’ll revisit major physiologic and structural changes related to late pregnancy, common discomforts which can be relieved by massage, joint mobilization and myofascial techniques in a short lecture and Q&A. Then we’ll take a short break followed by 2 hours of hands on practice time with pregnant women. Belly mapping will be included. Participants will work in pairs with lots of attention from the instructor and receive an instructional DVD. Prerequisite: knowledge of and prior classroom experience with prenatal massage. What to bring: 2 sheets, 1 large towel, oil (NOT cream) and a notebook.

susanrachel_condonSusanrachel Condon, a.k.a. Birdie, graduated from the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Midwifery Program in 1998. She is a New York licensed  Midwife. She was certified to teach childbirth preparation, newborn care and breastfeeding in 1996 by the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEAMNY). She served two terms as President of the CEAMNY Board of Directors. Susanrachel has also been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1991. She served on the faculty of the Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy & Allied Health Sciences for more than ten years and currently participates extensively in their continuing education program. Since 1994, she has taught Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle, a nationally accredited certification course for massage and bodywork professionals. She and her husband Richard, a massage therapist and certified Advanced Rolfer, have produced an advanced techniques video on the subject in addition to a labor massage DVD for couples and childbirth professionals. They have also lectured widely as private consultants at conferences, hospitals, birth centers, schools and spas. Susanrachel holds a BFA in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts, an MA in Liberal Studies from Brooklyn College. She has studied birth counseling with Gayle Peterson and counseling for pregnant survivors of sexual abuse with Penny Simkin.

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