Christine is offering an exciting range of courses on Zoom through Selkirk College this spring! You can sign up for courses directly on their website by following the links below. All times are listed in PST, but courses can be attended through zoom from anywhere in the world!
March 12; Saturday 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Learn the art of the full body massage. Students will need a towel, pillow, blanket/sheet, hot water bottle, face cloth, and oil/lotion. This is an interactive class and you will benefit from having a volunteer to practice on for this course, while following the Public Health Orders in your area.
February 12; Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
You and your partner can learn to help each other recover – physically, spiritually and emotionally. Students will need a towel, pillow, blanket/sheet, hot water bottle, face cloth, massage lotion and a comfortable location. This course is offered through Zoom; please ensure you have a computer or device with a microphone and camera.
March 12; Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Learn to give a good foot rub and take it one step further with reflexology – an alternative medicine technique involving pressure to the feet and other parts of the body. Students will need an ice cream pail, two towels, oil/ lotion, powder, pillow, hot water bottle, and face cloth. This is an interactive class and you will benefit from having a volunteer to practice on for this course, while following the Public Health Orders in your area.
April 6; Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Learn to erase those technology aches and pains in the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Reduce stress and enhance health for all ages.
June 3; Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
June 4; Saturday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Learn hands-on massage techniques for pain management in labour and delivery. You will cover full-body maternity and baby massage. With a combination of theory and practical, students will learn through demonstrations and assessments via the online platform Zoom.
Students are responsible for obtaining the e- book “Birthing in Good Hands” at www.brusheducation.ca.
Students will benefit from hands-on practice of the techniques covered by having people in your Covid-safe environment to work on as part of the course, whether they are part of your personal bubble or are volunteers following RMT guidelines in your clinic.
June 24; Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
June 25; Saturday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Learn full-body, side-lying massage and palliative wheelchair massage. With a combination of theory and practical, students will learn through demonstrations and assessments via the online platform, Zoom.
This course, offered virtually using Zoom, emphasizes hands-on practical, experiential learning. Practical portion will involve close contact with another person. Please follow the Public Health Orders in your area. Having people in your Covid-safe environment to work on is part of the course, whether they are part of your personal bubble or are volunteers following RMT guidelines in your clinic. You will need a mic and a camera on your device or computer. Certificate issued upon completion.
Pregnancy is an exciting time full of promise, but most women could do without symptoms such as back pain, headaches, nausea, and swollen feet—luckily, many of these conditions can be treated with massage. Touch has the power to heal, calm, and nurture relationships.
Christine Sutherland, co-founder of the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, teaches the basics of prenatal massage for healthy pregnancies. From the first trimester to postpartum recovery, Christine’s healing methods will help moms-to-be through every stage of pregnancy, including childbirth and breastfeeding. There’s even a chapter on the basics of baby massage, which new parents, grandparents, and siblings can use to relieve common infant conditions and bond with the new child.
Hundreds of photos and illustrations clearly illustrate techniques that even beginners can master. Christine also includes real-life stories that showcase how the power of massage helped women through their own pregnancy journeys.
If your partner or loved one is expecting, this book is for you.
“Christine’s book is an outstanding tool for pregnant women, their support people, and massage therapists alike. The narrative is interesting, and her massage instruction is eloquent and easy to follow.”
“I believe that anything is possible,” says Bo Hedges, from Dead Horse Creek Ranch, just north of Fort St John. Bo has always believed he was capable of great achievements. This documentary film will be a story about Bo, his family, his hometown of Fort St John, and how the community came together to support their star Paralympic Athlete. It will show many of the ways that Bo’s commitment to his sport has been supported by his hometown, resulting in Bo becoming a nationally competitive wheelchair basketball player. In return, his commitment to Fort St John is evident, and the film will capture that part of the story.
This documentary will show Bo as an extraordinary, influential person in the international Paralympic community. It will show this top-tier Paralympic Athlete in his role as Captain of Canada’s Paralympic Basketball team as he leads the team through the challenges and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bo’s story has medical significance, as well as the more obvious themes of community leadership and the enduring culture of inclusive sport. On a personal level, the film will show how Bo’s leadership kept the team trained, focused and optimistic about its performance in Tokyo, and beyond.
The film will show the strength of the Canadian Spirit via its focus on Bo and the entire Paralympic Basketball Team. Bo’s approach to motivation and encouragement of the Team will be inspirational to every level of the Canadian population. It will encourage everyone to focus on their dreams, regardless of the challenges that life has thrown in their path. It will demonstrate Bo’s commitment to the credo that “Anything is Possible”, and to his belief that the world is full of possibilities.
Christine Sutherland has teamed up with Ben Haab of Eagle Vision Video to create this collaborative Canadian documentary. Christine has professional experience as a documentary filmmaker and is a director of International Wheelchair Massage Society and World Wide Massage Services. She has taught “virtually” around the globe, from South Africa to China and has practiced within the wheelchair world for several decades, teaching hands-on wheelchair massage to families and medical professionals. Christine is a Registered Massage Therapist who co-founded Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in Toronto in 1978 and she has been working on Dream Big for the last 4 years. Ben Haab’s Eagle Vision Video Productions Ltd is a video productions firm based in Fort St. John, with a broad base of video and graphics skills and services. Ben’s experience spans several decades, with services delivered throughout the western provinces, the Yukon, the USA and Europe. Ben, Christine and Bo will bring you into the world of Paralympics and show the generosity of spirit from Bo’s hometown with their film Dream Big.
You can download the Dream Big PDF here to learn more about supporting the project!