Expand your professional repertoire through teaching prenatal massage to expectant couples.
The Teaching Prenatal Partner Massage home study program was developed to teach massage and bodywork professionals how to instruct prenatal massage to expectant couples. Through teaching expectant couples, you will also learn how to give a healthful and relaxing massage treatment to a healthy woman during the course of a normal, low-risk pregnancy.
As a bodyworker teaching partner massage, you can affect the well-being and health of not just the mother, but the unborn child, and help strengthen the family bonds at the same time. Through the classic video Loving Pregnancy with Partner Massage, this program was designed to be used as a teaching tool that allows the educator to provide a visual reference of the techniques as they are being applied by the expectant couples. The video, to be used to teach classes, will demonstrate special techniques that can help relieve normal discomforts of pregnancy and childbirth.
Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, had this to say about this classic video:
...clearly demonstrates total body relaxing massage...The tape is simply taught, user-friendly, relaxed and interesting, with information on massage strokes, body positions, safeguards, restrictions and suggestions...
The materials in this course will provide you with the basis for learning how to administer an effective, relaxing massage to an expectant mother, and will enable you to teach prenatal partner massage to expectant couples.
D. J. Posillico, LMT
This course has gone over and beyond my expectations, and being privy to teaching couples massage education, offering handouts, and access to a revised intake form far exceeded this courses potential. I'm a very visual hands-on learner and it helped me to have a video accompanying the literature seeing as it's harder to learn the correct technique from a one dimensional, immobile manual."
L. Lavin, LMT, NCTMB
This course material should absolutely be given in massage school. All I can say is that I now feel tremendous relief and increased confidence having taken this course. The information was outstanding - both comprehensively and in the practical details given. Everybody should take this course as an essential part of their foundation in their massage business regardless of whether prenatal massage clients are their clientele.
J. McAllister, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
I was very pleased with the content of this course; it was clear and easy to use. The video was a great enhancement, as it showed hands-on techniques that can be put to use immediately. The addition of material suitable for photocopying and handing out to clients will be very helpful to me in my practice. Thank you for a great course!
J. Randall, LMT
This course was phenomenal. I have taken study at home courses before and the materials were not nearly as thorough and extensive as those that came with this course. I will definitely use your courses in the future and recommend them to my friends and colleagues.
S. Page, LMT, ABMP
This was a great course. I love how they integrated business building tips for teaching massage to couples. This will definitely be a benefit to my practice!
Original founder of the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Ralph graduated from The Swedish Institute, New York in 1981. A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Ralph was also the associate producer and host of the Holistic Health and Wellness and Natural Wellness programs in White Plains, NY, the creator of the Loving Pregnancy Massage video and author of the Healing Energy & Touch course manual.
Ralph has also authored and co-authored additional courses with the Institute including Developing a Wellness Center, Prenatal Massage Fundamentals, Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Medical Errors, Ethics: Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ethics: Practice Management.