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Prenatal & Pediatric Massage

1 CE Hour - E321W

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
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  6. This program met my personal expectations.
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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.

Featured Reviews

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.

- Misty Newhouse, 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.

- Joseph Tomlinson, 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.

- Fikisha Tang, LMT

I am planning massage classes at my work as a resource for moms with one of my clients who is a Douala. This course has been a great resource Thanks!

- Jane Pulford, LMT

very good information on prenatal and pediatric massage!!!!

- Robin Warren, LMBT

Very concise and easy to digest information. I feel like I m taking away knowledge I can utilize in my practice.

- Steven Mendoza, LMT

This was great! Thank you.

- Lauren Turbyfield, LMT

The knowledge I gained from this information will be used to expand my practice. The material flowed well and was comprehensible. I look forward to taking my next course with Intergrative Institute.

- Tekedra Terry, LMT

I love the institute. This course is going to be an asset to my practice. My prenatal clients are passing the word! Thx a mill!

- Vivian Bethea, LMT

Excellent course! Very easy to read and comprehend. The information was clear and concise. A wonderful refresher course for me!

- Deborah Cole, LMT

My daughter had colic when she was young, i wish i would have known this information then.

- Justine White, LMT

Course was great!

- Jamie Glazener, LMT

Very easy to understand. Material was straight forward.

- Danielle Ungaro, LMT, NCTMB

Detailed and helped tremendously

- Lauren Ryals, LMBT

Very interesting and enjoyed thoroughly.

- Tina Graf, LMT, NCTMB

Brilliant, clear information. I will use again.

- Sue Hall

This course made me more committed to doing massage for my children.

- Angela Holcomb, LMT

Enjoyed this and am inspired to train more in this field, particularly in the reduction of aggressive behaviour :)

- Sian Nolan, LMT, NCTMB

Good information!

- Tiffany Behler, LMP

Love that I can print and keep the course information for future reference!

- Anatasia Pumphrey, LMT

I enjoyed the topics included in this course.

- Todd Sher, LMT

Awesome program! Can't wait to get more CEUs.

- Ashley Brummer, CMT, NCTMB

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

- H. Dillon LMT, ABMP

This was exactly what I wanted! The course was short and to the point but still held a lot of good information!

- J. Skinner LMT


Massage Professionals Update
  • 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.


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.


Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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