Education

What We Offer

Family Center Therapeutics is pleased to share a wide variety of workshops, classes, talks and groups for professionals and for patients. We will be offering courses throughout the year.

Check back often as we will be adding and updating classes regularly. We look forward to seeing you!

Passionate About Education

Join us for one of the classes posted below and you’ll see how passionate we are about education. We offer workshops and classes for both working professionals and the public. We aim to keep our classes relaxed but focussed on the task at hand. We take feedback from our students to constantly improve what we offer. Our classes are updated regularly so check back often to see what’s new.

Future Classes

We also want to hear from you! Let us know what classes you would like us to offer in the future.

Current Classes

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This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 14 PE credits. We will be covering topics of pregnancy, common obstetrical complaints, assessment and treatment protocols and some labour preparation. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: January 10th - 12th, 2020
Times: Friday evening 7pm-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $525
Pay $450 when you book before December 20th and save $75.
Availability: Wait List Only

REGISTER

This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 12 PE credits. We will be covering topics of treatment, positioning and protocol. As well as the common complaints, we will be discussing possible complications of surgery and common treatment protocols. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed. Reviewing the Cesarean Section pages in the Labour, Birth and Postpartum workbook will be very helpful. In the confirmation email, there will be 3 links sent to you. It is highly recommended that you view them prior to the course start.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: January 25th - 26th, 2020
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $425
Pay $350 when you book before January 4th and save $75.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 14 PE credits. We will be covering topics of labour preparation, labour, delivery. As well as the common complaints, drug usage, positioning and attending a birth. Assessment and treatment of common presentations in the postpartum period will be discussed and practiced. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: February 7th - 9th, 2020
Times: Friday evening 7pm-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $525
Pay $450 when you book before January 17th and save $75.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 7 PE credits. We will be covering topics of breast assessment, introductory breast treatment, positioning, draping and protocol. As well as the common prenatal and postpartum breast complaints. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed.

Note: You need to take Pt. 6 before Pt. 7 , but you can take Pt 6 & Pt 7 in the same weekend.

 

 

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Date: February 22nd, 2020
Times: Saturday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $250
Pay $200 when you book before February 1st and save $50.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 7 PE credits. We will be covering topics of breast assessment, breast treatment, positioning, draping and protocol. As well as the common surgical interventions and complication, contraindications and precautions will also be addressed. In the confirmation email, there will be 3 links sent to you. It is highly recommended that you view them prior to the course start.

Please note: Pt. 6 completion is required before taking Pt. 7

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Date: February 23rd, 2020
Times: Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $250
Pay $200 when you book before February 2nd and save $50.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 14 PE credits. We will be covering topics of pregnancy, common obstetrical complaints, assessment and treatment protocols and some labour preparation. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: March 6th - 8th, 2020
Times: Friday evening 7pm-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $525
Pay $450 when you book before February 13th and save $75.
Availability: Wait List Only

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. his course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 12 PE credits.

This course is primarily focused on foundations of common complicated pregnancy (high-risk pregnancies), common presentations, assessments, charting, ethical dilemmas and professional communication.  There will be hands on treatments to apply the foundational knowledge, case studies, practice critical thinking skills and application of massage therapy.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: March 21st - 22nd, 2020
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $425
Pay $350 when you book before February 28th and save $75.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 7 PE credits. We will be covering topics of infant massage, positioning and protocol. As well as the common complaints, positioning and pediatrics will be addressed. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed. We will also have a component for how to set up your own workshops, what to charge and who to market to.

Min: 6 participants.  Max: 14 participants

**EARLY BOOKING**

$250 if booked and paid for before February 21st 2020


Date: April 3rd, 2020
Times: Friday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Solwood Studio, 1303 Broad Street , Victoria, BC V8W 2A8

Cost: $300
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is for registered massage therapists only. This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 12 PE credits. We will be covering topics of treatment, positioning and protocol. As well as the common complaints, we will be discussing possible complications of surgery and common treatment protocols. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed. In the confirmation email, there will be 3 links sent to you. It is highly recommended that you view them prior to the course start.

Min: 6 participants   Max: 14 participants

**Early booking**

$425 if booked and paid for by February 21st 2020

 

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: April 4th - 5th, 2020
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Solwood Studio, 1303 Broad Street , Victoria, BC V8W 2A8

Cost: $475
Availability: Good

REGISTER

This course is accredited by the College of Massage Therapists for 14 PE credits. We will be covering topics of pregnancy, common obstetrical complaints, assessment and treatment protocols and some labour preparation. Contraindications and precautions will also be addressed.

Note: This course is for registered massage therapists only.


Dates: April 17th - 19th, 2020
Times: Friday evening 7pm-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
Instructor: Paula Jaspar
Location: Family Center Therapeutics, #712 – 2525 Willow Street , Vancouver, BC

Cost: $525
Pay $450 when you book before March 27th and save $75.
Availability: Good

REGISTER

Our Education Staff


Instructor Availability

Bio

Paula Jaspar is a Registered Massage Therapist. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC and graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1997. She completed her doula training in 1998. She completed her Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University in 2015. Paula has worked at a variety of places such as medical clinics, care facilities, spas and schools. She currently teaches at Langara College in the Registered Massage Therapy Program and continues to teach multiple postgraduate courses. She has taught at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, Douglas College and by invitation. Paula also does guest speaking for the local Health Units (in Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby), community centers and special interest groups. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario) and the US (Millbrae, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; San Diego, California). Her work has been published through International Journal of Massage and Bodywork, the DONA International Journal, the BC Massage Practitioner Journal, Today’s Parent and have been featured in the Vancouver Sun and National Post. She has spoken on radio (Dr. Don show and Trying To Be Good). She is focused in education about massage therapy, perinatal health, pediatric massage, post surgical treatment (post cesarean, breast reconstruction, masectomy, orthopedic) and pain management. Paula has had a variety of experiences in the health care field and is constantly improving her skills and knowledge base. You can find her a interdisciplinary conferences around Vancouver, BC. Paula’s philosophy to treatment is that massage therapy is a commitment from her patient and herself. If you want to reach optimal function, she will help you. She had provided care to women in the APHC (Antepartum Home Care Program) and to women diagnosed with high risk pregnancies at BC Women’s and St Paul’s Hospitals. She also provides postpartum care for post cesarean section complaints, breast care and general fatigue, swelling and pain. She has a special interest in the perinatal care, pediatric care, post-surgical, pain, transitions and self discovery. Paula believes in balance of the mind and body, collaboration and clear communication. Your treatment may be through massage therapy, lifestyle changes, stress reduction, exercise or another form of therapy. Paula was born in Newfoundland, raised in Waterloo, Ontario and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989. She’s been happily married since 1995 and has 4 curious, stubborn, intelligent and joyful children and menagerie of rescue animals.


Instructor Availability

Bio

I’m excited to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with you at Family Center Therapeutics. I am an essential oil and self-care enthusiast. Creating body-care products with simple, natural ingredients has been a creative passion of mine. I have 6 years of formal teaching experience with a private college in Vancouver and I’m currently completing my Provincial Instructor Diploma through the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College. I’ve always had a knack for breaking complex concepts down into smaller, easy-to-understand elements. The eldest of 9 children, I got a lot of practice explaining things to younger siblings; I’ve mastered the concept of “explain it to me like I’m 5.” I have been known to use outrageous and funny analogies to help you remember key concepts, so be prepared to laugh while you learn. I will be offering several Personal Product Making classes. Please join us in making natural deodorant, lip balm, body oils, bath bombs, salts, scrubs and so much more!


Instructor Availability

Bio

After training as a social worker over 15 years ago, Jay realized that her main passion was to elicit and honour people’s stories. Deciding on a creative path, she became a writer and a wordsmith for others, helping people to get in touch with their deepest truths or percolating ideas. Jay appreciates witnessing the spark ignited for individuals and communities in a workshop setting. She welcomes all levels of writers and values holding safe space to guide people in accessing their innate wisdom. She is a published writer, an expressive artist, and a master facilitator, as well as a mother, a lover of Nature, and a dual citizen of the US and Canada.

Paula Jaspar

Paula Jaspar is a Registered Massage Therapist. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and the Massage Therapy Association of BC and graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 1997. She completed her doula training in 1998. She completed her Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University in 2015. Paula has worked at a variety of places such as medical clinics, care facilities, spas and schools. She currently teaches at Langara College in the Registered Massage Therapy Program and continues to teach multiple postgraduate courses. She has taught at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, Douglas College and by invitation. Paula also does guest speaking for the local Health Units (in Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby), community centers and special interest groups. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario) and the US (Millbrae, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; San Diego, California). Her work has been published through International Journal of Massage and Bodywork, the DONA International Journal, the BC Massage Practitioner Journal, Today’s Parent and have been featured in the Vancouver Sun and National Post. She has spoken on radio (Dr. Don show and Trying To Be Good). She is focused in education about massage therapy, perinatal health, pediatric massage, post surgical treatment (post cesarean, breast reconstruction, masectomy, orthopedic) and pain management. Paula has had a variety of experiences in the health care field and is constantly improving her skills and knowledge base. You can find her a interdisciplinary conferences around Vancouver, BC. Paula’s philosophy to treatment is that massage therapy is a commitment from her patient and herself. If you want to reach optimal function, she will help you. She had provided care to women in the APHC (Antepartum Home Care Program) and to women diagnosed with high risk pregnancies at BC Women’s and St Paul’s Hospitals. She also provides postpartum care for post cesarean section complaints, breast care and general fatigue, swelling and pain. She has a special interest in the perinatal care, pediatric care, post-surgical, pain, transitions and self discovery. Paula believes in balance of the mind and body, collaboration and clear communication. Your treatment may be through massage therapy, lifestyle changes, stress reduction, exercise or another form of therapy. Paula was born in Newfoundland, raised in Waterloo, Ontario and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989. She’s been happily married since 1995 and has 4 curious, stubborn, intelligent and joyful children and menagerie of rescue animals.

Tanya Bryant

I’m excited to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with you at Family Center Therapeutics. I am an essential oil and self-care enthusiast. Creating body-care products with simple, natural ingredients has been a creative passion of mine. I have 6 years of formal teaching experience with a private college in Vancouver and I’m currently completing my Provincial Instructor Diploma through the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College. I’ve always had a knack for breaking complex concepts down into smaller, easy-to-understand elements. The eldest of 9 children, I got a lot of practice explaining things to younger siblings; I’ve mastered the concept of “explain it to me like I’m 5.” I have been known to use outrageous and funny analogies to help you remember key concepts, so be prepared to laugh while you learn. I will be offering several Personal Product Making classes. Please join us in making natural deodorant, lip balm, body oils, bath bombs, salts, scrubs and so much more!

Jay Nahani

After training as a social worker over 15 years ago, Jay realized that her main passion was to elicit and honour people’s stories. Deciding on a creative path, she became a writer and a wordsmith for others, helping people to get in touch with their deepest truths or percolating ideas. Jay appreciates witnessing the spark ignited for individuals and communities in a workshop setting. She welcomes all levels of writers and values holding safe space to guide people in accessing their innate wisdom. She is a published writer, an expressive artist, and a master facilitator, as well as a mother, a lover of Nature, and a dual citizen of the US and Canada.


"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
- Kofi Annan