Learn the essential skills for Side-lying Massage including how to set up pillows, secure draping as well as specific massage strokes and stretches unique to the Side-lying position. Laying on one’s side (or the fetal position) is not only comfortable, but can also add a feeling of safety, especially for people with PTSD. Not everyone can or should lay prone, some examples include during pregnancy, postpartum, post-surgery, or if they have breast or abdominal tenderness. Side-lying is also ideal for anyone with lower back issues, hip pain or sciatica. This class will help you gain confidence and the skill to be able to offer an effective and alternative position on the table for your diverse clientele.
Instructor: Julianna Santillanes, LMT #8823, NCBTMB, RMTI #I-0592, graduated from SFSOM in 2007 and has specialized in Prenatal & Postpartum Massage since then in both hospital and birth center settings. She has over 150 hours of continuing education in Bodywork for the Childbearing Year (preconception, pregnancy, labor & postpartum), and has also been trained as a Dona Postpartum Doula and as an Infant Massage Instructor. Julianna developed and implemented a complimentary prenatal massage program at an OB/GYN clinic at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for eight years, and she now resides in Santa Fe and where she has a Pregnancy Massage Center for women to receive the highest quality of care and support.
Juliana Santillanes is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #650 (Expiration date: 9/17/2020). This course is offered under Julianna’s AP Providership.