Fri, May 17|
Bodywork to Support Clients Who Chest Bind with Frances Reed -24 hours NCBTMB approved
As transgender identity becomes more visible in our culture, clients are seeking massage and holistic healthcare and deserve culturally competent providers who are aware, affirming and empowering.
Time & Location
May 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2024, 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh, 3600 Laketon Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, USA
About The Event
Bodywork to Support Chest Binding Clients is designed to teach MT's a basic understanding of chest binding, impact on musculoskeletal system, proper intake with clients experiencing binding pain and draping techniques to mitigate chronic pain from binding. This course includes a community clinic in which clients who bind will receive free massage and give students opportunity for real world practice. This training is a valuable skillset for therapists wanting to serve transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming clients. Brief explanation of fascial system and throacic anatomy will be given but participants should have basic proficiency in anatomy and prior exposure to the fascial system.
Frances Reed, LMT (they/them). Practicing since 2011, uses a structural integration framework to support people at all stages of gender transition. Frances has developed a set of technique assessing and treating chronic pain and discomfort in people who chest bind, as well as protocols for pre and post top-surgery. Frances teaches practitioners cultural competency skills needed to provide affirming care to transgender clients. Frances is in private practice doing transition related bodywork in Washington D.C.
Students please bring to class: set of sheets and large towel. School provides massage tables.
- Sale ends: May 10, 2024, 6:00 PM
Support Chest Binding Clients
Early Bird Special is $600.00 till April 19, 2024. After that date price is $700.00$600.00