Digestion & Massage Therapy with Sheila Bergman

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Approved for 2 Core Competency credits

Course will be held live online with an on-demand option to view after the event!

One awesome price for the entire conference!

MTAM Members:
$129 + GST

$199 + GST


Digestion and Massage Therapy, is a webinar intended to educate massage therapists on best practices while working with clients who have digestive conditions.
In this event, the participant should develop an understanding of the pathophysiology of the digestive system and should be able to recall the anatomy of the system, with a focus on the large intestine. Medical treatment of digestive conditions will also be discussed, and the participant will develop an understanding of how those treatments may affect the treatment plan. The participant should understand the effects of massage therapy treatment for clients who are navigating the many conditions of the digestive system. They should be able to adapt their treatment plan to have a positive outcome, and most of all do no harm.


Sheila Bergman, WC(Hon), RMT

Sheila’s advancement of the massage therapy field began at graduation in 1995, when she started instructing at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies Inc. In 2000, her efforts were awarded with an Honorarium from the College for her dedication and devotion to the field of massage therapy.
In 1999, Sheila’s passion for working with the elderly began at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Inc. where she gained invaluable experience working with residents of the home until 2009. During her time at Middlechurch, she represented massage therapy on the Palliative Care Team from 2001-2007 and was the Chair from 2005-2007. Sheila continued to present and educate many medical professionals at events such as the Hospice & Palliative Care Annual Conference, the Long Term Care Conference as well as many individual personal care homes.
Her love of the massage therapy field goes well beyond her personal practice. Sheila served on the Board of Directors of the MTAM from 2007-2009 and sat on the Education Committee. In 2013, Sheila was presented with the Award of Merit from the MTAM, for her contributions to the massage therapy field and continues to whole-heartedly advance and educate the entire medical field with her palliative care and educational expertise. In 2016, Sheila was a part of the Standards Advisory Committee for the development of the standards for the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation, and went on to join the team of site surveyors to accredit massage therapy schools across Canada.
Personal Care Massage is a series of workshops developed by Sheila to enhance the education of massage therapists practicing in the field.

Registration opens on February 11th, 2021! Please visit the MTAM’s Coming Event page to Register.

Cancellations made by March 25, 2021 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 26 – April 9, 2021 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm