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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Julia Whitcomb, LMBT
Great facts and resources. I learned valuable information and I cannot wait to communicate it with my clients and use this new information to help infants, children and their families!
Jeanne Oak, LMP
This was an outstanding course. I was able to refer to (and feel confident about) this material right away as I'm allowing more pregnant women in my practice. The presentation was truly excellent. While I still remain respectful of this particular scope of practice I'm much more confident to really help and treat these women during this special and trying time.
I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and interesting. I have a baby of my own on the way, so I'll be putting the information I just learned to good use very soon! Can't wait to help other parents too! I also love the option of online courses, it has helped me tremendously! I will be coming back for more courses in the future. Thank you!
John Sefcik, LMT
I loved the course which was amazingly informative and interesting and was a great way to refresh pregnancy massages!
Christy Christensen, LMT
I think this class is excellent. I believe every Mother should read this. Babies thrive on being close to someone and I feel that sometimes as health care practitioners it is our job to help Parents be more comfortable at giving love to their babies. It a lot of times has to be a learned skill. Thank you for this information.
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.
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