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Prenatal & Pediatric Massage

1 CE Hour - E321W
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Prenatal & Pediatric Massage
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 14 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


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 Objectives

  • Identify what factors put a pregnant woman in a high-risk category and under which circumstances massage can be administered safely.
  • Describe the pathology of colic and identify which massage techniques can be taught to the parents of a colicky baby.
  • Describe the history of myofascial release and explains how it can be effectively used on children.
  • Explain why some children have problems with aggression and how research has shown that massage therapy with that kind of behavior.

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.

Lynn Wiersma, LMT

This course was super helpful and informative. There's a few things that weren't explained when I did schooling many years ago and I thought this was helpful and a great refresher on some things. Definitely recommended!

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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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