Contact Hours2 Hours
Massage Techniques for Pregnancy and Labor
Every mother deserves pregnancy massage. In this two hour course, you will learn how to position a pregnant client with four pillows. Once in position you will learn how to give your pregnant client a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage. Specific techniques for common pregnancy discomfort will support your client having an easier pregnancy experience. Cautions and contraindications for working with this special population will be shared as well. And as an added bonus “it is good for the baby too!”
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Safely position a pregnant client in the side-lying position, using 4 pillows of various sizes.
- Give a simple side-lying pregnancy massage.
- Assess cautions and contraindications to determine if a pregnant client may receive massage.
- Address common pregnancy discomforts using massage techniques, such as swelling, heartburn, lower back and hip pain.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.