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(305) 814-9818

DeNatura Wellness


Advanced training for healthcare professionals


Trust our Board-licensed and Certified instructorswith decades of clinical and teaching experience, a passion for education! Our nationally recognized classes offer researched and time-tested learning techniques, fine-tuned to meet the evolving needs of the profession. NCBTMB Approved. Florida Board Approved. Automatic reporting to CE Broker.


Our classes are kept small on purpose: we believe in the benefit of learning in comfortable and intimate classes with no more than 18 students, where our instructors can be readily available to all participants, answer questions comfortably, establish a personal rapport, and ensure all participants receive 1-2-1 coaching.


Our classes are taught in English and/or Spanish by native speakers, depending on location and schedule. Advanced hands-on bodywork education received in the therapist’s native native language enhances the safety, skill and quality of our profession, making the therapeutic benefits of our work available to many more.


Alexandra - NTM 2020

``I loved the different ways we were learning: reading together, the discussions, practical practice - how everything we learned

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… has a purpose – leaving me feeling equipped to help relieve discomfort and increase well-being. Going to the clinic and trying out the protocol made me feel even more ready to bring this into my own practice. Thank you so much for a wonderful class, Teba. It had everything I hoped for and with out a doubt would recommend to anyone interested in working with pregnant women and new mothers. I am still buzzing. My toolbox has definitely expanded and can’t wait to share these new skills with the pregnant women I see in the clinic. You did an amazing job meeting everyones needs. This class is truly worth a trip across the Atlantic! With love, Alexandra

Michelle R. - NTM 2019

``Recomiendo mucho este curso, y la manera como lo ha impartido Teba, respondiendo a todas nuestras dudas y además la experiencia de la clínica con mujeres embarazadas fue muy gratificante.``

Andrew - Herbal Ball 2017

``The Instructor, Setup, Manuals and Material covered was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching style and the mix of hands-on and teaching. I will highly recommend.``

Virtual Movement Classes (Open to All)

Retreats (Open to All)

YO MEREZCO: Masterclass virtual

Manifiesta plenitud, desarma obstáculos que te impiden atraer la abundancia, libérate de relaciones tóxicas, mejora tu lenguaje lenguaje con técnicas de programación neuro-lingüística, etc. Masterclasses gratuita de 1h por Zoom + meditación y coaching generativo. Coste $0



Open to Board-Licensed Professionals (LMT, OT, PT, RN, etc)

Foot Reflexology with Essential Oils & Tool

(12 CE WEBINAR) Master foot reflexology, save your thumbs learning to use the wooden tool and learn what essential oils to use on what reflex points. Price includes wooden tool shipping to registrations received 10 DAYS PRIOR to course start. (Rush shipping charged separately).


Ethics, Law, Preventing Medical Errors & Human Trafficking

(7 CE ) Ethics (2CE), Florida Law (2 CE), Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CE) and Human Trafficking (1 CE) mandatory subjects are reviewed in this webinar specifically designed by massage therapy pioneers and taught with relevant and current case studies and samples.  Live instruction via Zoom with Q&A session led by former Educating Hands Director, Iris Burman, and Gilad Schafman.


Facial Massage & Rejuvenation

(12 CE ) Develop skill and proficiency in therapeutic and deeply relaxing techniques for  face, neck, and head. Learn effective acu-pressure, myofascial, facial cupping and gua sha scrapping techniques to help with TMJ, migraines, eye strain, and the appearance of wrinkles.


(12 CE) A highly interactive class focusing on how to tame the golgi-tendon organ effectively,  and get proficient at using PNF’s, Stretches and Strain/Counter-Strain techniques to improve your client’s range of motion. Master effective and safe body mechanics for 20+ stretches in prone, supine and side-lying positions.


(6 CE) This 1 day class is taught by our Licensed Acupuncture Physician. Learn the history, indications, contraindications, benefits and practical applications with static and movable cupping.  This hands-on class also includes cleaning and sanitizing techniques, storage, available cupping formats, treatment duration, and plenty of hands-on practice.

Daybreak Geriatric Massage Certification

(18 or 32 CE) This is the #1 recommended and nationally recognized training program in geriatric massage with a curriculum, taught since 1982 and recognized by NCBTMB and AFMTE.

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The Certification is made up of two nationally recognized certification levels each 18 CE credit duration focused on therapeutic massage for Seniors encountering normal health decline due to aging, including Diabetes, Hypertension, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.

Level 1 (18 CE): Focuses on indications, contraindications, timing, positioning, bolstering, body mechanics and massage practice and mastery of this meaningful work with the robust senior on a massage table in the prone, supine and side-lying position. This level INCLUDES ONE LIVE CLINIC where hands-on practice will be supervised with robust Seniors at a residential retirement home. This level also includes a Marketing module to help Therapists create a niche practice and learnt o target and approach this demographic effectively.This level is mandatory pre-requisite to complete Level 2 (below) for National Certification.

Level 2 (18 CE): This Level is the 2nd and final level to achieve nationally recognized certification. It Further develops indications, contraindications, timing, positioning, bolstering, body mechanics and the skills to work with wheelchair and physically disabled seniors, as well as those facing cognitive decline and in memory care. This level INCLUDES TWO LIVE CLINICS with hands-on supervised practice on-site at a nursing facility with a memory care unit. This level also includes a Marketing module aimed at cementing the necessary tools to approach Nursing Facilities to offer these services and create a thriving practice.


Geriatric 1: $395 Early Bird Price if paid 20 days prior to course start. $450 thereafter.

Geriatric 2 Certification: $395 Early Bird Price if paid 20 days prior to course start. $450 thereafter.

Geriatric 1 +2 Bundle: $745 Early Bird if paid 20 days prior to Geriatric 1 start. (SAVE $50)

The Therapist who is called to work with Seniors will find this to be the ideal training and certification.  They will emerge on the path to a rewarding massage career centered on the aging population, that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining.

Swedish Meets Thai on the Table

(18 CE) Seamlessly blend Thai massage stretches and acupressure with Swedish massage. Explore at length and master safe and effective draping, bolstering, body mechanics, and Table-Thai adaptations for a table massage using oil/cream.

Nurturing the Mother® Prenatal

(24 CE) The premier nationally recognized certification, taught since 1988, in pregnancy massage, labor massage and support, postpartum massage and newborn/infant massage with a live, hands-on clinic.

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Designed by prenatal pioneer, ClaireMarie Miller, this 24-CE hour certification is an in-depth course on the techniques, indications, contraindications, marketing and couple services you can offer to clients who are expecting. The class includes a beautiful and touching live clinic with pregnant volunteers on the second day of the course to enhance your learning and ensure you can put to practice your new skills with a real model.  At the end of this course you will feel confident, prepared and skilled. You will complete a certification examination at the end of class. Upon passing the examination you will receive a Nurturing the Mother® Massage Therapist Certification and be on your way to start your practice.

Hot & Cold Stone Therapy

(18 CE) Learn the ritual of chakra energy balancing through the use hot and cold stones and the anointment of therapeutic essential oils.  Influenced by the Hawaiian/Polynesian style of geo-thermal massage, the course lays out a foundation for a ritualistic and deeply therapeutic and nurturing healing journey.

Thai Massage Certification

(64 CE) Master traditional northern-style “Nuad Boran”: Thai massage on the Mat. Emerge proficient and skilled in the effective body mechanics and therapeutic treatments for a 60,  90,  and 120 minute treatment in supine, prone, side-lying and sitting positions. Gain expertise in sen-line energy work, acu-pressure, stretching, yoga and guided breathing. Course includes a live, hands-on practice clinic.

Top 10 Deep Tissue & Myofascial Techniques in Side-Lying Position

(18 CE) Master deep tissue and myofascial techniques in the side-lying position. The course focuses on safe and effective side-lying draping and bolstering, body mechanics, and 3-dimensional bodywork to release myo-fascial adhesions.

Herbal Ball with Aromatherapy Massage

(12 CE) Create, safely apply and use steamed herbal poultices a.k.a. “herbal balls” as part of a unique and relaxing massage ritual to release tense muscles. The course also teaches you how to create your own herbal poultices. Price includes 2 herbal balls and DIY kit.

Facial Massage & Rejuvenation

(12 CE ) Develop skill and proficiency in therapeutic and deeply relaxing techniques for  face, neck, and head. Learn effective acu-pressure, myofascial, facial cupping and gua sha scrapping techniques to help with TMJ, migraines, eye strain, and the appearance of wrinkles.

Ethics, Law & Medical Errors

(6 CE ) This is a live, in-person review of the mandatory subjects of Ethics (2CE), Florida Law (2 CE) and Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CE) specifically designed for Licensed Massage Therapists.  Live with Q&A session led by former Educating Hands Director, Iris Burman.

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Upcoming Courses



SEP 6: YO MEREZCO Masterclass

Virtual • $0 GRATIS / FREE • en español


AUG 30-31: Foot Reflexology Webinar

(12 CE) • Webinar • $195 • Registrations: 305-814-9818


SEP 13: Ethics, Law, Med Errors & Human Trafficking Webinar

(12 CE) • Webinar • $195 • Registrations: 305-814-9818



Daybreak Geriatric Massage Level 1

(24 CE) • Miami • $450 ($395 early bird) • Registrations: 305-814-9818


OCT 2020: YO Merezco Retreat

(12 CE) • Miami • $375 Early Bird ($450 thereafter) $695 bundle price for couples • Registrations: (305) 814-9818



Nurturing the Mother® Certification

(24 CE) • Miami • $495 ($450 early bird) • Registrations: 305-814-9818


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Our Instructors

Teba Orueta, B.A., LMT, YA-200

Teba Orueta, B.A., LMT, is a Board-Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor (YA-200), Wellness Consultant, and Certified Florida Continuing Education Provider. Teba teaches virtual and live classes in breathing, relaxation, self-massage and advanced technical training in skilled hands-on bodywork to healthcare professionals.  Teba trains SPAs in Florida, NYC, Georgia and the Caribbean, including The Westin Cayman Islands, The Well NYC, and is the Florida designated instructor for Nurturing the Mother® and Daybreak Geriatric Massage certifications.

Janette, B.Sc. Exercise Science

Janette Janero, B.Sc.,  is our certified fitness instructor, nutritional and health coach. 

Janette helps you strip your lifestyle and make room for total wellness with convenient virtual as well as live, in-home personal training that follows the latest scientific research and fitness guidelines,  to help you meet your goals in the privacy of your own home or condominium’s gym.


Dr. Marisol McManus, A.P. is a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Herbalist, Injection Therapist and Medical Qi-Gong Instructor. She teaches Cupping, Gua Sha and Facial Rejuvenation courses to licensed therapists and acupuncture physicians who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of traditional chinese medical practices and the theory of 5-elements.


Iris is the co-founder and director of Educating Hands School of Massage for its first 37 years, teaching and providing holistic bodywork for over 40 years. She is the coauthor of “TouchAbilities”, a pre-eminent method of teaching and learning massage. Iris has developed and taught every subject in the school curriculum, supporting thousands of therapists in developing a holistic approach to bodywork while establishing good body mechanics to extend the length and quality of their careers.


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