Expectant mothers endure many changes as their bodies adjust to accommodate and sustain another life. Prenatal massage is of great benefit to clients who are expecting. Through this continuing education course you will build a comprehensive foundation to safely and effectively support the mother in pregnancy and childbirth. Clinical protocols and relevant procedures, supplemented by abundant references, photos and illustrations, the course text covers the techniques and benefits of therapeutic massage and bodywork throughout pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.
In this course, you will learn:
General guidelines for effective, safe therapy are presented, with specific contraindications and precautions relevant to each trimester.
Cory Chase, LMT
This informative course was very detailed, challenging, and well-rounded. It reinforced how valuable massage can be for a pregnant woman; before, during, or after she gives birth.
Debra J. Abitz, LMT
There was a lot to learn in the book that I did not know about and I feel more confident when giving a massage to someone who is pregnant. I am glad that I can always read up on the book at anytime I need it.
Andra Cagle, LMT
Great! The book was beyond my expectations and the test really tested my new knowledge. I learned some great new techniques and skills that I am ready to use in my practice. Thanks!
Dawn Casella, LMT
This course taught me SO much. As an expectant mother and massage therapist I took in an abundance of information not only to help my clients, but I've also learned so much for myself too. After taking this course, I have changed my mind about the epidural and am excited to take on the challenge of having an all natural birth in order to make sure I have a successful birth as well as ensure the mother to child bond. I am also going to start looking for a massage therapist or doula who will be able to assist me in my own birth. I am very excited to get a pregnant woman on my table!
This course really surprised me, it went into great detail and had more information than I thought it would. It was very challenging. I am very pleased with this course. I am now looking for a hands on course to add to the subject and material.
Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.
The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.
Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.