36 CE Hours - ESNY103
This advanced prenatal course offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of prenatal, labor and postpartum care.
Through the course text and DVD by Elaine Stillerman, LMT, massage therapists will discover detailed positioning and draping methods. Tis course discusses Swedish massage and acupressure points, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and reflexology that can assist you in working with the pregnant client.
Author, Leslie Stager, RN, LMT, guides you through text and video focusing on general soft-tissue and Swedish massage while also integrating some myofascial release and trigger point techniques for your pregnant and laboring clients.
In addition to the clear charts and illustrations included throughout the course text, the in-depth course video demonstrates proper draping and the techniques in a coherent flow. Learn about the benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy, many hands-on techniques for addressing specific complaints, and cautions and contraindications.
This course is for every massage or bodywork practitioner who wants to be more knowledgeable about giving massage to well, premature and special needs infants.
The textbook, written by Mary Ady, CIMI, NCTMB, presents the research-backed benefits of massage for newborns; a description of more than 50 common infant health disorders; an aromatherapy guide for infants and toddlers; internet links for further study and support, and a bonus section with step-by-step illustrations of how the author conducts an infant massage routine.
The course text, written by the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your practice.Learn the benefits and key principles of massage for infants and children, including how the author eases discomfort and releases tension in normal and premature infants, asthmatic children, and children with special needs, plus her approaches to consoling crying and fussing infants and relieving colic.
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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.
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Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.
As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.
Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.
Leslie L. DeMatteo, LMT, MS, has been an active massage therapist since 1998, after graduating from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL. There she completed the massage therapy program along with a certificate program in Nuad-Bo-Rarn: Traditional Massage of Thailand.
Since then, she has completed continuing education in cranial-sacral fundamentals, cancer and mastectomy massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy and prenatal massage. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Professional Level member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Her work in massage therapy continuing education and teaching in a massage school ignited a passion for adult training and education, which led her to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Learning: Vocational Instruction, followed by her a Master's Degree in Adult Learning.
Ms. DeMatteo is the instructor for many of the Institute's courses including such courses as Advanced Prenatal Massage, Ethics of Diversity. Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach, Diversity: Cultural Competence, Mastering Pregnancy Massage, and many more.