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Closing the bones, and Postnatal Recovery Massage workshops

We offer three different types of workshop: closing the bones, Deeper into Closing the bones (which builds onto the technique learnt in the first workshop) and Postnatal Recovery Massage which is a massage table technique inspired by closing the bones.

The closing the bones workshops cost £120 (£180 for the Postnatal Recovery Massage) and are facilitated by either Sophie, Maddie or Japjeet, or Sophie and Teddy together for the postnatal recovery massage. Please see the course facilitator page for details of each tutor, and what courses they offer.

We do travel around the country, so if you have a venue, can organise a group of at least 8 and would like to bring Closing the Bones to your community, why not get in touch.

The cost of the workshop includes a free one year listing as a practitioner on this website.

Booking a workshop: You can book with Maddie via the contact page on this website or with with Sophie by clicking on the workshop links below, or with Japjeet via her website

Upcoming Closing the Bones Workshops 2018 and 2019

more 2019 dates coming soon!

The workshops covers the background of the massage, the tutors’ experience of giving the massage, a practical demo, practice of the massage, debrief of the experience and a group ceremony at the end of the day.

Some testimonials from people who have attended the workshops:

Amazing, I loved, loved, loved the course, the venue, the women, the ceremonial yet down to earthness feel, the course has stoked my heart. Well instructed, nicely paced, nice balance between instruction, demonstration and practice. A really wonderful day.

I have loved learning this ritual and it is so special to receive it, too

I really enjoyed the day. An excellent facilitator allowing knowledge to flow through the group with ease. The day was very well divided between theory and lots of practical. I look forward to practising and developing my skills.

Amazing, emotional and cleansing. I feel very supported as a new mum and feel hugged by the love this ceremony brings. Thank you for sharing this lovely technique.

A wonderful, safe practice. Very grounding. I felt extremely secure and safe energetically.

Powerful, nurturing, supportive. Wonderful to be with such wise women.

Every birthworker should do this study day. It is good to be reminded of the sacred in the postpartum

I loved this course. I found it so helpful in developing my massage techniques postnatally. I am looking forward to practicing on my clients and I feel it will be such a useful and nurturing ritual to add to my treatments

I thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it even more useful than I expected

A wonderfully informative and nourishing day. Perfect size group and atmosphere, and I loved your teaching style. You shared your knowledge and experience but also allowed the group to flourish and share viewpoints and experiences

Wonderful. I hadn't anticipated the level to which I would experience the day. I can't wait to incorporate this into my practice

Fantastic workshop. Demonstration + practical + spiritual. Wonderful to experience the group ceremony. Loved it! 

"Amazing, emotional and cleansing. I feel very supported as a new mum and feel hugged by the love this ceremony brings. Thank you for sharing this lovely technique."

"Amazing, I loved, loved, loved the course, the venue, the women, the ceremonial yet down to earthness feel, the course has stoked my heart. Well instructed, nicely paced, nice balance between instruction, demonstration and practice. A really wonderful day."

"I really enjoyed the day. Sophie and Maddie are excellent facilitators allowing knowledge to flow through the group with ease. The day was very well divided between theory and lots of practical. I look forward to practising and developing my skills."