Prenatal Massage Specialist
Therapeutic Massage & Healing Modalities

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My Offerings

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Services

PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM SERVICES

- Prenatal Massage  

- Labor Prep Massage 

- Postpartum Massage

- Holistic Pain Management Instruction  

- Birth Rehearsals for Couples

- Lactation Counseling

- Prenatal and Postpartum Therapeutic Exercises

 

CUSTOMIZED MASSAGE SESSIONS 

- Therapeutic Massage

- Myofascial Release Techniques (Barnes)

- Acupressure

- Aromatherapy

- Chinese Cupping

- Thai Herbal Poultice Massage

- Microcurrent Point Stimulation for Pain Management


HEALING MODALITIES

- Raindrop Aromatherapy

- Esoteric Healing   

- Reiki Treatments



 



Menu / Price List


Please call Cheryl at (239) 248-7931 or email to Lifebehold@gmail.com to arrange a session.

SPECIAL OFFERS

REFER FRIENDS & FAMILY

Referrals are a wonderful way for your friends and family to try my services. 

You will receive $10 off your next session, when your referred friend/family member books and receives a service, in appreciation for spreading the word.

AND they also receive $10 off their first session! 

Not to be combined with other special offers.

Discounted Packages - A Delightful Treat!

  • 3 Prenatal or Postpartum Massages, 60 min/session

210


  • 3 Exercise Sessions, 60 min/session

210


  • 3 Therapeutic Massages, 60 min/session

255


  • 3 Therapeutic Massages, 90 min/session

375


  • 3 Esoteric Healing or Reiki Sessions, 60 min/session

210  


Packages are valid for 4 months from time of purchase 

About me

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A Therapist Who Cares

 I always customize the treatments to offer you the best possible results. Besides my special training and 20 years experience as a Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Massage Therapist, I also help others using a variety of holistic methods to enhance the massage therapy treatment, such as 

  • Aromatherapy
  • Chinese cupping
  • Acupressure
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Microcurrent Point Stimulation  (Neurostimm)
  • Esoteric Healing
  • Reiki

My clients have had positive results with my treatment programs for:

  • Joint and Muscle Soreness
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Operative Recovery
  • Anxiety and Stress-related Symptoms 

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Experienced Prenatal and Postpartum Knowledge

While teaching Hatha yoga classes at the fitness center, I noticed a few pregnant women joining the class in the back row. I decided to acquire more specific skills to help them, and in 2001, I went to train with Dr. Francoise Freedman of Birthlight International, Cambridge, UK, in Prenatal Yoga, Prenatal Aquatics, Baby Yoga,  and Pregnancy and Infant massage. I then founded Birthlight Zurich, a center for Prenatal Yoga, Aquatics and Massage, the first of its kind in Switzerland.

My experience in yoga, movement, meditation and massage, have given me an optimal background for supporting and guiding women to birth their babies more comfortably. Labor is often shorter, and with fewer complications. Babies arrive in a state of calmness, and breastfeeding can proceed easily. My approach to helping pregnant and postpartum women is a holistic body-mind approach, incorporating movement, breath, pain management skills, and therapeutic massage.

I offer Lactation Counseling, and am the resident massage therapist at the Family Birth Center in Naples, Florida, since 2012. 

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My Background

Born in Massachusetts, My career as a professional classical ballet dancer, then as a medical research assistant, span the arts and sciences.  I left for Europe when I was 17 years  old, attending  the renominated  Centre de Danse International, studying with Ballerina Assoluta Rosella Hightower, in Cannes, France, and continuing to dance in ballet companies in Europe for another 10 years. I then went into the Medical Research field, working in histology laboratories using Electron and Light Microscopes. The need to move and exercise led me to take Yoga and Pilates classes as well as my beloved dance classes.  A severe achilles tendon injury led me down a path of healing in Switzerland, learning and experiencing many holistic modalities such as Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Reiki, Chinese Cupping, Sound Therapy, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Ayurveda massage, and many more. I began to teach yoga full time in Zurich, and started to work with pregnant women. I founded Birthlight Zurich in 2005, a center for prenatal yoga, aquatics and massage and had many pregnant women attending classes and receiving massage treatments.  

My meditation skills were acquired through years of diligent practice with my Buddhist teachers: Thich Nhat Hanh, Lodro Rinpoche, and Jill Purce. A memorable experience was the year that I spent in India (2008). with the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, working as a volunteer offering prenatal yoga at the Delek Hospital, yoga for preschoolers at the exile government day care center, helping at the Tibetan Children's Village, and offering assistance at an NGO for active non-violent education. 

I currently live in Bonita Springs, Fl.  I am the resident massage therapist at the Family Birth Center Naples. My love for teaching has led me to be on staff as a teacher for Massage Therapy, Anatomy & Physiology  classes,  Continuing Education Courses for Massage Therapists, and Workshops for Estheticians at the Bonita Springs School of Massage & Beauty. 

I also enjoy offering services and treatments in private practice to area residents.................And spend my free time singing Kirtan and cultivating my butterfly garden!

 

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Education

CE PROVIDER for MASSAGE THERAPY

The CE Courses for 2019 have been completed.

New CE courses will be offered starting in Spring/Summer 2020.



Prenatal Massage Certification Course (Levels I, II, III)

  

Basic Prenatal Massage Course

Level I

12 Hours CE 

$250.00

CEBroker ID #: 20-731332


Overview of the changes through pregnancy

General guidelines for massage therapy

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Vocabulary

Anatomy of a pregnant woman

Stages of pregnancy

Each Trimester: learn about physiological changes, common issues and their management

Prenatal Massage Contraindications

Intake, Interview and Assessment before Treatment

Overview of Massage Options and Positions

Massage Techniques recommended by Trimester

Body Cushions and Side-Lying Techniques

Demonstration of a Prenatal Massage

Practical Instruction of a Prenatal Massage (Hands-on time)


 

Advanced Prenatal Massage 

Level II  

8 Hours CE 

One day: $180.00

CEBroker ID #: 20-731346


Understanding all phases of prenatal massage therapy care

Detailed anatomy and physiology during pregnancy 

Assessment and adaptation for complicated “high risk” pregnancies

Research, Statistics and Information about Prenatal Massage

Fascial release techniques and positioning to help alignment of the pelvic region

Skills to facilitate relaxation and reduce pain

Attending to the emotions of your client through subtle touch

Hands-On time to practice the skills



Advanced Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage Techniques 

Level III  

8 Hours CE  

One Day: $180.00

CEBroker ID # 20-731354


Review and refinement of Prenatal Massage Techniques

Students can bring in case study notes to review

Getting ready for baby: Labor prep massage techniques

Labor Massage: The Benefits, the techniques

The Postpartum Body

Benefits of Postpartum Massage

Techniques for Postpartum Massage, and how they differ from a “regular” massage

Ample Time for Hands-on practice of the various skills


COMPLETING ALL THREE LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION ALLOWS THE PRACTITIONER TO QUALIFY TO BECOME CERTIFIED IN PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM MASSAGE TECHNIQUES. 


DISCOUNT:  Purchase all 3 Levels together for  $549.00


If you have any questions concerning the course content, or registration procedure, please contact Cheryl Bernardi at

(239) 248-7931  or  Lifebehold@gmail.com


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Raindrop Aromatherapy

Certification Course

CE 12 hours

$250

CEBroker ID #: 20-658999


The Raindrop Technique is a method of using a combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, massage techniques, and essential oils applied in layers onto the feet and along the spine. It has been known to strengthen the immune system, relieve back pain, and to create balance and harmony in the body - physically, mentally and emotionally.


We will learn the original application designed by D. Gary Young, as well as a cutting edge enhancement of the Raindrop Therapy using sound and vibrational instruments (tuning forks and singing bowls), taking the treatment to the next level of healing  capabilities.


East Meets West  

Certification Course

CE 12 hours

$250

An In-Depth training in the ancient art of Chinese Cupping and  Gua Sha for face and body.  Learn about the Meridians, the 5 Elements, and specific Acupressure Techniques, to effectively help your clients unblock stagnant energy and help with pain management. The focus of this course is on practical application.

In addition, you will learn to practice Taoist Exercises for Bone, Blood and Joint Health as self-care measures.


Body Wraps for Cellulite

CE 6 hours

$150

In this Pantry Course you will learn to create Body Wraps & Masques made from natural substances, enhanced with therapeutic grade essential oils to aid and enhance the detoxification process, which leads to a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Various tools will be introduced (cupping, knobby brushes, fascia tools and heat) to be able to offer your clients individualized treatments to meet their specific needs.


Chakra Balancing

CE 6 hours

$150

The human body is more energy than it is matter, meaning that the energy in one's body is a powerful component for maintaining or restoring health and well-being. The energy is networked throughout the body and has specific centers.  These seven main centers are called CHAKRAS. A chakra is an energy field in the body that contains a particular quality of information, which helps us gain power and  self-knowledge that allows the body, mind and spirit to become integrated. 

 

Learn how to balance the chakras energetically. You will also be introduced to gemstones, essential oils, vibrational sound instruments and pendulums, and how to use them during the treatment.

This technique can be used as an Add-On treatment to your massage service.


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New  New  New!!!!

Also starting in 2020:


Advanced Chakra Healing 

CE 8 hours

$180

Advanced Chakra Healing course brings us deeper into the connections between the chakras, and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our beings. Using a structural technique to activate the chakras and align them to their corresponding bodily areas, we can aid the client with their healing process. 

We will be refining and building upon the energy techniques learned in the Chakra Balancing course (above), as well as learning a guided Chakra Balancing Meditation and Vibrational Sound Healing treatment.

This technique can be offered as a stand-alone treatment session , as well as for self-care purposes.

It is required that you attend the Chakra Balancing course prior to attending this course.



Migraine Relief: Acupressure Techniques with Cold Stone Application  

CE 6 hours

$150


Hot Stone, Thai Herbal Balls and Poultices: A Selection of Hydrotherapy Techniques   

CE 8 hours

$180


Ayurvedic Facial Massage of India, with Kansa Wand  

CE 6 hours

$150


Face Cupping Techniques and Asian Acupressure Facial Massage 

CE 6 hours

$150



Cheryl Bernardi

Licensed Massage Therapist  MA66409    

Licensed Facial Specialist  FB9752067

CE Provider # 50-24057  

(239) 248-7931     Lifebehold@gmail.com     www.Lifebehold.com




Location

Continuing Education and Certification courses are offered by Cheryl Bernardi at the following location:


Bonita Springs School, Inc.

10915 Bonita Beach Rd

Suite 2121

Bonita Springs, Fl 34135

(239) 495-0714

Bonitacareers@gmail.com


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LifeBehold

Contact me directly at: (239) 248-7931 Lifebehold@gmail.com

Weekdays, Evenings and Saturdays by Appointment.

Business Mailing Address:  

Cheryl Bernardi LLC, PO Box 1235, Bonita Springs, Fl 34133


Locations:

I am the resident massage therapist at the Family Birth Center in Naples. (all women are welcome there).


The Family Birth Center Naples

2930 Immokalee Rd, Suite 2

Naples, Fl 34110

NaplesBirthCenter.com

Call or text Cheryl directly at: 

(239) 248-7931


In-Home visits for your convenience!

Call or text Cheryl directly at: 

(239) 248-7931


Cancellations:

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours cancellation notification, to avoid being charged for the service. 

Thank you.