August 28, 2017

SoundBody Therapy

SoundBody Therapy (SBT) is about accessing the 3 dimensional body by Sensing the Flesh, Bones and Space of your anatomy. SBT is about engaging the body thru the sensory nervous system and about relationships between parts so they can re-integrate into the whole. 

CMTBC – 14 CEC credits  for Cycle 12( practical/theory)                Bisia Belina RMT

SBT is based on taking cues from a variety of mapping systems that inform the therapist on what type of treatment can follow. Maps to wholeness allow you to see and feel the pattern of constrictions and from there provide the ‘fulcrums’ that help the body self-adjust and find balance. Working with bones and spaces allows you to re-set the proprioceptors and de-stress the strains and pulls in the muscular system . By doing so you can access a local area of complaint with less effort , you can work deeper and more efficiently and integrate the ‘part to the whole’

Whole Body Mapping Systems include: 

  • Anatomical Lines and Planes
  • Neuro-vascular and Neuro-lymphatic Points
  • Myofascial Tracts
  • Meridian Lines
  • Polarity Gravity Lines
  • Lines of Force

SBT’s methodology is based  on a 2/3 point hold protocol that is easily incorporated into treatments


Date: Saturday and Sunday Oct 5 & 6 2019 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Location: West Coast College of Massage Therapy (#100-818 Broughton St, Victoria BC)

Cost: ( All prices include GST)

* Early Bird Price – Register before July 31, 2019

  $400 = Returning students

  $425 = Students and RMTBC Members

  $450 = Non Members


*Regular Price after July 31, 2019

   $420 = returning students

   $450 = Students and RMTBC Members

   $475 = Non Members


Note: Returning students get full credits

Payment outline:

  • $125 Deposit must be paid to secure your registration. 
  • Balance due in full by September 28,2019

Payment options: 

Cancelation policy: 

Course registration may be canceled in writing prior to September 28, 2019. All payments made ( deposits and/course fees) will be reimbursed, minus a $75 administration fee, if  registration is  canceled prior to September 28, 2019.

For registrations canceled after September 28, 2019 deposits and course payment will not be refunded.

To register contact Bisia Belina at  or call/text 250-384-1133  

More about SoundBody Therapy…

Fundamentals that you know already:

  • Access the body through the Nervous System, specifically the sensory and the proprioceptors
  • Work distally to the area of complaint
  • Work above and below the area of complaint
  • Work superficial to deep
  • Work with bones and spaces to reset the proprioceptors and de-stress the muscular system
  • Integrate often to reconnect parts to whole

Methodology involves accessing and connecting the 3-dimensional body through:

  • Flesh, Bones and Space routines (Body Wash)
  • Bilateral palpation which allows for comparison between sides and informs which Mapping system gives primary access
  • Method: Stationary and moving hands
    • Alignment relationships using 2 point / 3point holds to access
    • Lines and Triangles and Diamond Weave
      • Pattern, Arcs, Domes and Crossovers

Participants will be Sensing and Landmarking their own anatomy before they apply the principles and observations learned on their partners or clients. 

This learning then becomes a method for therapists to self-treat as well as a possible home care system for their patients



By the end of this 2-day course the therapist will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  1. Identify and work with four diverse whole body-mapping systems.
  2. Work with less effort to achieve a positive result with less resistance from the patient.
  3. Improve assessment time.
  4. Re-integrate an injured part back into the whole
  5. Re-integrate all parts of the body into the whole.
  6. Identify and work therapeutically with the 3 dimensional body.
  7. Affect alignment, balance, weight distribution and increase breath capacity.
  8. Stay curious as they work and engage their patient’s ability to sense changes as they take place.
  9. Apply techniques for therapist self care and to teach patients for home care.
  10. Release holding patterns in the body using very gentle and effective techniques.

To book a SoundBody Therapy Workshop contact Bisia Belina at or 250.384.1133.

Bisia Belina (Bio)

Bisia  Belina is a Registered Massage Therapist that has operated a successful private practice since 1986. Her formal studies and personal observations have resulted in this protocol of SoundBody Therapy. She has developed a system for self care for her clients and students  that is accessible, repeatable and effective in managing discomfort and pain. SBT is a culmination of the insights over a 30-year active practice. These insights have coalesced into a form, a transferrable and repeatable pattern, that merges well with other protocols of treatment.  In 1998 Bisia founded SoundBody Studio where she teaches body awareness courses and voice and movement fusion classes and workshops.


“I participated in both Bisia’s SoundBody Therapy course and Sensing Anatomy workshop. Both the class and workshop focused on bone and joint spaces, which are our deepest and most sensitive bits. I found the Sensing Anatomy Workshop, where we worked mostly on our own bodies, to be a great reinforcement of the 2-day SoundBody Therapy course for RMTs. My massage therapy training taught us not to stray from the soft tissues. All my courses since have taught gentle movement of bones and joints; the perfect complement. Bisia adds a simpler possibility and that is to FEEL. Feel the edges of the bones, feel the joint spaces, follow them gently, move the joints gently. The RMT course was more technical, but this modified very well to self treatment in the Sensing Anatomy session for everyone. Both courses heightened anatomical awareness and helped restricted and troubled areas to release. Since it is so difficult to be active and passive at the same time, it is particularly useful to have a self treatment modality that does not involve applying pressure.

Many thanks, Bisia!”

~ Lilija Gulbis RMT