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Abdominal Therapy for Professionals-Part1
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2023

Join Heidi Jost-Nicoll RN, NDH, CH Teacher, Practitioner and Founder Therapy Collective, as she presents ATP1, Abdominal Therapy for Professionals: Part 1, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.

This experiential, professional-level class focuses on the anterior portion of Abdominal Therapy as presented by the Abdominal Therapy Collective, Inc. (ATC), and works holistically with body, mind, and spirit.

This training is open to all professional therapists who hold a qualification in anatomy and physiology and who are able to perform massage on clients within the legal requirements of their state or country.

While Abdominal Therapy for the anterior body is an effective stand-alone treatment, we suggest you complete Part 2, which allows both you and your client a greater insight and opportunity for whole-body wellness.

The professional development course begins by giving you tools for your own self-care. As you experience this work in your own body you will gain a unique perspective of Abdominal Therapy’s effective techniques. You will be fully qualified to work with clients and to teach individuals the Abdominal Therapy Collective’s unique ‘Your Abdominal Massage’ (YAM) for their continuing health improvement.  Having established this work through your own experience, you will then learn to apply these techniques in a professional capacity to be offered to your clients.

This four-day class will enable you to share the anterior element of the work created by Dr. Rosita Arvigo. The class will be taught via practical demonstration, a sharing of treatments with other students, and an in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology as it relates to our work.

Included in this is course:

  • The history and lineage of Abdominal Therapy.
  • Abdominal and pelvic anatomy and physiology.
  • Common signs and symptoms of pelvic and abdominal conditions.
  • How to perform Your Abdominal Massage (YAM).
  • How to perform Abdominal Therapy on your client’s anterior body.
  • The importance of the emotional body on physical function.
  • How to complete our Health Story consultation form.
  • How to apply supportive techniques for specific pelvic and abdominal conditions.
  • How to teach your client YAM and other supportive modalities.

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On completion, you will receive:

  • Certificate of attendance
  • One-year membership in the Abdominal Therapy Collective (for new members only)
  • Access to our extensive educational resources
  • Ongoing professional support
  • Access to our Clinical Advisory Board
  • Professional listing on our website
  • Access to attend Part 2 of the professional training for posterior treatments
  • One-year subscription to Visible Bodies
  • Massage therapists in the United States may receive 28 CEU’s through NCBTMB for this workshop.

The full cost of the class is $1,150.00. A $500.00 deposit is required to hold your space. Early Bird discount is $50.00 if registration is received before December 2, 2022.  This may be paid via Paypal button below or send a check to:

The Essential Connection
5438 Inverness Dr
Rockford, IL 61107

Full payment is due 3 weeks before class begins. This class will be limited to 10 participants. Scholarships are available for Black or Central American providers as part of the Abdominal Therapy Collective’s equity efforts.

Course fee includes all course materials, one year membership to The Abdominal Therapy Collective website, a one-year subscription to Visible bodies and class snacks.

This beautiful LaCrosse, Wisconsin location is HERE.   If you would like to stay at this property during the class, please contact me at Below are several pictures of the house on the lake.

                    Pay $500. deposit

              Final payment of $600.

Our Beautiful Location for This Class

A picture of the front of the house and garage
A beautiful Path to Lake with greenery
A picture of a wider lake with beautiful trees
A picture of a simple living area with television
Picture of a beautiful dining table set
A picture of a red sofa set in the family room