Our Courses

Our Courses are Board Certified and and cover an extensive curriculum designed and delivered by Trainers certified by The Early Bonding Foundation, and are worth continuing education contact hours for most professionals.  It is a blend of theory, current evidenced-based research and practical and experimental learning that allow for academic study, practical application and self-discovery.  All classes include a variety of learning methods including a full 
PowerPoint lecture and other visual aids, along with hands on demonstration and hands on practice.  Real, live babies, and real live mothers volunteer and participate in our classes so students can see the early bonding methods take 
place, right in front of their eyes, as the interaction is performed.  ​We provide supportive learning and testing environment in the classroom, as well as, the support and mentoring after class concludes.


NCBTMB Approved CE
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7 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


Geriatric
32 Advanced Geriatric Massage Workshop
8 Geriatric Massage - Frail
24 Geriatric Massage - Robust
24 Geriatric Massage - Robust and Frail

Pediatric Massage
3 Infant Massage - an Essential Foundation
4 Medical massage for Anxiety/Depression
4 Medical massage for Sensory Processing Disorders SPD
16 Pediatric Massage for Challenging Behaviors
25 CPMEB-Certificate in Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding
24 CPMEB-Certificate in Pediatric Massage and Early Bonding
4 NICU/Medically Fragile-Pediatric Massage
15 NICU/Medically Fragile-Pediatric Massage: Hospital
8 NICU/Medically Fragile-Pediatric Massage: Home
4 Medical massage for Attention Deficit and Hyper Activity Disorders ADHD
8 DRUG AFFECTED BABIES-8CE Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN) Including: Opioids, meth, cocaine, marijuana, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Spectrums FAS, premature babies, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome NAS
4 Consent to Treat a Minor
4 Medical massage for Autism Spectrum Disorders ASD

Pregnancy Massage
15 Perinatal Massage: Techniques for the Most Common Problem Areas
8 Postpartum Massage
16 Perinatal Massage Workshop - Labor and Postpartum
12 Perinatal Massage Workshop - Postpartum
15 Perinatal Massage For the Most Common Complaint Areas
6 Pregnancy-most common complaint areas 6 Hour
16 Perinatal Massage Workshop - Pregnancy
4 Fertility Massage
​4 Pregnancy Massage-Ethical Matters
8 Pregnancy-most common complaint areas 8 Hour
8 Pregnancy Massage
8 Labor Massage
4 Perinatal Massage Workshop - Labor
32 Perinatal Massage (Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum)
36 Advanced Perinatal Massage Therapist
32 Advanced Perinatal Massage Therapist
2 Working with Pregnant Clients (Lecture Only)

Research
3 Perinatal Research



Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Course Description:  Students will learn how the pelvic floor contributes to many dysfunctions in the body, not just postpartum women and geriatrics.  Students will learn how to assess dysfunction, treatment techniques, and exercises to recommend to clients, to prevent and treat weakness, pain, and dysfunction in women, seniors, and men.  Students will learn specific hands-on techniques for pelvic girdle muscles affecting core stability.

Objectives:
 1. Describe the role of the pelvic floor muscles in supporting lumbopelvic, urinary, reproductive, and gastrointestinal health.
 2. List the signs and symptoms of a hypotonic or hypertonic pelvic floor, and when to refer to a specialist who can do an internal examination for further diagnosis.
 3. Identify visual and palpable indications of a correct pelvic floor contraction.
 4. Integrate pelvic floor activation and relaxation into core training programs to improve outcomes for incontinence, balance and low-back, hip, and pelvic pain.
5. Perform ART and massage techniques for surrounding muscles including obturator internus, piriformis, psoas, gluteus medius, and TFL, and more.


Certification in Pediatric Massage and Early bonding -Worth 25CE: 

This comprehensive 3 day workshop will teach you the necessary tools to empower families, while they learn to calm, connect and communicate with their child, in individual or group classes.  We will cover infant massage and early bonding techniques for the newly conceived, the healthy newborn, adaptations for children as they grow, and issues relating to school-aged children.  We will also cover transitions for special needs including autism, Down's Syndrome, hearing and visual impairments, babies born early, adoption and fostering issues.  Students will be able to identify the different behavioral states and read baby's cues, as well as, the different types of cries communicated and meaning behind non-verbal body language.  Students will be able to help parents with issues like colic, constipation, teething, chest congestion and asthma.  Students will learn supportive techniques such as to swaddle, use of white noise, and an introduction to energy techniques such as, Reiki and Cranial Sacral.  You will also learn the intelligence of playing and how music and games can be added to help parents and babies learn from each other.  Current evidenced-based research and marketing are covered to help your business grow!

Required Class Materials:  Students need to get a doll about the size of an 8-10 month old baby with a soft body and hard hands and feet.

CE Hours: 25 CE Contact Hours with NCBTMB, CA-BRN, CE Broker issued with attendance and satisfactory participation in the class activities, and must pass written and practical test.  Certification as a CPMEB will be issued once teaching assignment is completed after seminar...you must teach 3 families with documentation within 12 months time.

Tuition Investment: $450.00 if registration is received one month in advance; $550.00 thereafter.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds under any circumstances, if unable to attend, you can reschedule to another available class.  Classes may be subject to rescheduling.  The above fees do not include expenses to complete the training, without limitation, food, travel and lodging.


Certification in Infant Massage (NICU/Hospital)-15CE:

This is an advanced certification course for hospital staff, or for Certified Infant Massage Instructors who have not previously been trained in the NICU or Medically Fragile Babies.  This course will teach you the specific contraindications and medical concerns of the premature or ill newborn.  Evidenced based research is covered to validate the necessity of infant massage in helping this population grow and thrive.  Students will be able to help NICU parents with observing, communicating, and bonding with their infants through nurturing touch.  Students will also learn how to work with other hospital staff, parents in the NICU, NICU protocol, and specific adaptations for babies born early or with medical conditions.  Students will be able to identify the different behavioral states, and read baby's cues, as well as, the different cries communicated and meaning behind non-verbal body language.  We cover transitions for special needs, including Autism, Down's Syndrome, hearing and visual impairment, adoption and fostering issues.  Students will be able to help parents transition home and teach them additional infant massage techniques.









Prerequisite: Must have previously taken an infant or pediatric massage instructor course, or be a medically trained professional that works in Pediatrics already.

Class Materials: Students need a doll, two preferably, one the size of a full term 8-10 moth old baby and also another doll the size of a preemie.

Tuition Investment: $350 for one month advanced registration; $375.  Group rate (3 or more) $325 (must register together)

CE Hours: 15 contact hours with CA-BRN, NCBTMB, CE Broker-Florida Board of Occupational Therapy, issued with attendance and satisfactory participation in class activities.  Nurses can self-submit COC to CE Broker for full CE reporting, Florida PT's can self-submit to FPTA to earn 15CE's.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds under any circumstances, if you are unable to attend, you may reschedule to another class.  Classes are subject to rescheduling.  The above fees do not include expenses to complete the training, without limitation, food, travel and lodging.



Certification in Perinatal Massage-32CE:

$550 early registration one month prior/$650 Thereafter

  • See Course details under the Perinatal Tab
  • Students will need massage table, massage lotion or oil, 6 Pillows and 2-3 sets of sheets.


To register for this class: click on the registration tab above.


Curriculum: This advanced four day workshop will teach you the tools to work with women before, during, and after pregnancy.  Students will learn a set of techniques and standards to be used during pregnancy, labor and postpartum that explores the physiological, structural and emotional well-being of both the mother and her child.  Students will be able to understand and recognize contraindications, possible complications, and risk factors of pregnancy, comfort techniques for labor, and restoring musculature and postural integrity postpartum.  Early bonding in the womb is explained, as well as, events that can change the bonding during labor, the immediate hours after birth, and attachment issues postpartum.  Students will enjoy lots of hands-on practice with pregnant mother volunteers, a mock labor among peers, and postpartum restoration.The successful completion of a written, and practical exam, will be required for certification. Prerequisites: This program is designed for continuing education for already Licensed Massage Therapists, RN, PT, OT or other medical professionals with understanding of female reproductive anatomy.  Any other bodywork students, practioners, or Doulas seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to perinatal demands may be allowed with prior authorization.



​Certification in Geriatric Massage and Instructor Workshop-40CE
Segmented Courses Available

(See Below)

3 Days-24CE:

For the Robust and Frail

​Normally $450 early registration/$550 therafter


FIVE DAY PROGRAM:


Course Description

This five day geriatric workshop will be one of the most comprehensive workshops you’ve ever taken.  This course will cover the benefits and guidelines for elderly clients that are both the robust and the frail. 

Students will learn many techniques for use in their massage office setting, but will also learn how to do massage techniques in a variety of positions and locations (client’s homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospice care, in wheelchairs, and on beds.

Students will learn contraindications, and all the safety measures to have a safe office environment.  Students will learn the proper forms for health and medical history, working with other healthcare providers, and tips for proper documentation.

This workshop covers physical and mental pathologies of aging, (such as, skin changes, foot care, edema, heart and lung issues, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive conditions, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and many more) as well as, the social-emotional challenges the aging community face during the later changes of lifestyle and home and companionship. 

Students will also learn how to teach the elderly self-care techniques, and geriatric couples how to massage each other, or give nurturing touch at home.  Students will learn active listening skills and ethics of geriatric care.

Students will learn self-care, and  body mechanics, to avoid injury massaging in different positions.  Students will learn to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout, and the stages of grief and dying.  Student will learn coping skills, and be able to teach geriatric partner stress reeducation techniques, which include touch, massage, breathing and relaxation.


$650 early registration one month prior/$750 Thereafter
Students will need  massage lotion , 6 Pillows and 2-3 sets of sheets.





















​​OTHER AVAILABLE CLASSES:


In-service topics:

  • ​​Well Babies
  • Sick Babies
  • NICU/Medically Fragile
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Autism
  • AD/HD
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Teen Parents
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Brain Development
  • Attachment Parenting
  • Womb Life
  • Pre-Conception Bonding
  • Prenatal Bonding
  • Labor Preparation
  • Labor Support
  • Postpartum Support
  • Crying/Colic
  • Sleep Deprivation


Other  Classes:

  • NICU/Medically Fragile (bringing baby home): 8CE 
  • Perinatal Massage: 15CE
  • Bonding and Attachment: 3 CE
  • Benefits of Infant Massage and Self to Reduce Stress-3CE
  • Teaching Infant Massage to Parents-3CE
  • Benefits of Pediatric Massage (with "hands-on" Family Participation)-3CE




For more information or to register for a class please contact us at: 1-800-260-1788

Or E-Mail us at: earlybonding@gmail.com 


Many professionals that are already case managers for parents/caregivers, and community therapists, have responsibility to teach home programs, The parents/caregivers they work with many times have children/infants with special needs and have so much that they have to do (therapy needs besides regular infant care) and this leaves little time for just enjoying their infant/child.  We've found that bringing infant/pediatric massage training to therapists/professionals, have allowed them to incorporate infant/pediatric massage with their home programs complementing what they "have to do" with what they now "get to do!"

Continuing Education


The Early Bonding Foundation is an approved provider by the CA-BRN California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16373

The NCBTMB-National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork #451668-11


Most Professions in the US accept the CE already approved by the CA-BRN for Licensing Boards.

Nurses from other states, OTs, PTs, LCSWs, SLPs, Doula Organizations, and Midwives.  Check with your licensing board or organization to see if they accept the CE already approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.




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Email earlybonding@gmail.com or leave voicemail at 1-800-260-1788 to register for any of the following workshops.

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Geriatric Massage 24CE Workshop
Course Description:

This 3 Day (24CE) workshop will cover the benefits, guidelines, and techniques for elderly clients that are both for the robust, and the frail. 

This workshop covers physical and mental pathologies of aging, (such as, skin changes, foot care, edema, heart and lung issues, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive conditions, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and many more) as well as, the social-emotional challenges the aging community face during the later changes of lifestyle, home and companionship. 
Students will learn contraindications, and all the safety measures to have a safe office environment.  Students will learn the proper forms for health and medical history, working with other healthcare providers, and tips for proper documentation.
Students will learn many techniques for both in their massage office setting, but also, learn how to do massage techniques in a variety of positions and locations (client’s homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospice care, in wheelchairs, and on beds, for those seniors unable to make it into a massage office, or cannot transfer onto a massage table.
Students will learn proper body mechanics, to avoid injury massaging in different positions.  Students will learn to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout, and the stages of grief and dying.  Student will learn coping skills, and stress reeducation techniques, which include touch, massage, breathing and relaxation.
Students will learn active listening skills and ethics of geriatric care, and the need for compassionate communication and comforting touch throughout a lifetime.