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lifelineBeginning Biodynamic Massage – September 21-24, 2018

This class is for licensed massage therapist and students enrolled in a massage program. Monica Rudestam LAc, LMT and April Duncan LAc, LMT will be co-teaching this class.  Monica and April have been students of Todd Jackson for many years and are honored to be teaching Todd’s beginner level classes.

Biodynamic Massage combines deep tissue massage with biodynamic cranial therapy. A balanced blend of direct and indirect approaches, it trains the practitioner to discover precisely where and how to work. This guidance verifies the practitioner’s effectiveness with a marked change in tissue quality. It is beautifully simple and therefore attainable by those new to the fields of massage or cranial therapy. It becomes profoundly sophisticated as one’s ease and skill advance, offering nourishment for practitioners well versed in both fields.

Learn how to facilitate the expression of health already within your clients. Modify pressure, direction of movement and surface area of contact to elicit the healing potency of the cranial system to reorganize the connective tissues for you. You will learn how to connect with the intelligence within the body and follow it, allowing the massage to be guided by the client’s own healing forces. This is very different than massage being guided by your ‘intuition’ or by a prescribed protocol for manipulation. During biodynamic massage, we learn to recognize, palpate and follow the body’s own inherent plan for self healing.

Class sizes are intentionally small and assistants are employed to ensure students confidently integrate the approach. Ongoing support is available after workshops via Supplements, Treatment Exchanges, Feedback Sessions and Mentorship. Please go to Todd’s website at to see additional curriculum offered.

This class is a prerequisite to Todd Jackson’s intermediate and advance biodynamic massage classes.  If you have taken Todd Jackson Beginning Biodynamic Massage class and would like to retake the class we are honoring Todd’s 30% discount for students repeating the class – $420.


September 21st-24th  l  Cost $600  l  Deposit $100  l Spaces Left 12



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