Prenatal & Pediatric Massage

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1 CE Hours

Description

Review the benefits of massage for pregnant clients, their infants and children. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Differentiating between a massage caution and massage contraindication when working with high-risk, pregnant clients.
  • Providing parents with help for their colicky infant.
  • Myofascial release providing ways to improve common childhood problems stemming from myofascial restrictions.
  • How massage therapy can be used to reduce aggression.

In the brief Prenatal & Pediatric Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • High-Risk Pregnancy: Massage Caution or Contraindication - Women with high-risk pregnancies are often deprived of bodywork, even though they can benefit the most. Differentiation between a massage caution and massage contraindication will guide therapists with a desire to work with high-risk pregnant clients.
  • Helping Clients Help Their Colicky Infant - Appropriate for kids of all ages, learn how myofascial release can improve many common childhood problems stemming from restrictions in the body's elaborate web of connective tissue.
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release - Appropriate for kids of all ages, learn how myofascial release can improve many common childhood problems stemming from restrictions in the body's elaborate web of connective tissue.
  • Massage Helps Aggressive Youths - Even in young children, aggressive behavior can become problematic if not addressed early. Proven to reduce aggression in preschoolers and adolescents, massage therapy is emerging as a top choice for helping aggressive youths.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Course Reviews

Nancy Kelly, LMT

I would definitely recommend this course. It gives you enough basic information to make educated evaluations but I believe if one were to do prenatal massage in his/her practice much more education is needed. Especially when it comes to high risk. But I think it's a great course to start that process.

Misty Newhouse, LMT

Providing bodywork on both pre/post-natal care for years, I was happy with more explanation on conditions of 'high-risk' pregnancy. For a therapist who 'fears' prenatal massage I encourage you to take this course. Myofacial release on children...that will be another course for me. This can be great to become certified and your main practice.

Fikisha Tang, LMT

Great info for youth who knew aggresstion in children could be taken down with simple touch. Thank you a real eye opener and good info.

Joseph Tomlinson, LMT

I started to think this is too easy, but then I realized I was only getting one CE hour for this course. That changed my perspective, observing I did more reading than usual. It was also quite a bit less expensive than attending a classroom. Thanks a bunch. I can now relax knowing I've met my required CE hours until next year.

H. Dillon LMT, ABMP

Enjoyable! Thanks for compiling this wonderful information. It is definitely a compilation of valuable info.

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Materials

  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 14 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

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.

Approvals

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.

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