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Expand your knowledge of prenatal, labor, and postpartum massage in this Pregnancy Massage home study course. The 16 CE hour course will introduce you to pregnancy massage, providing valuable information on the physiology of pregnancy, benefits and contraindications to pregnancy massage, and basic massage techniques to treat the common discomforts of pregnancy. This course will cover every topic of pregnancy including preconception support, the prenatal period, labor, and the postpartum period. It will also discuss marketing strategies to improve your practice. A DVD is included demonstrating beneficial pregnancy massage techniques. This course is a great addition to any massage therapist's list of services!
This Course Will Present:
Prenatal massage guidelines and client positioning for each trimester of pregnancy
Physiology of pregnancy
Massage for common discomforts of pregnancy
Benefits and contraindications to pregnancy massage
You Will Receive: Prenatal Massage textbook, by Elaine Stillerman, DVD, guide with instructions, exam of 104 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
I liked that I learned more about the female body including new science that I hadn't studied in the past. I also liked that you includes info on aromatherapy safety and TCM accupressure points. I never intended to do pregnancy massage because I had no interest in working with pregnant women specifically but ended up needing to learn when I was hired for my new job at a spa where they offer pregnancy massage. I disliked having to learn something I had no interest in but your course ESPECIALLY THE VIDEO made it interesting and almost enjoyable! - Rosemary Gay
This course is very useful. We have more and more clients who are pregnant women. - Xiaomei Tang, LMT
I loved the Quality of the text book given. - Annie Thornton, LMT
It was informative and charged an interest in prenatal massage. - C. Fisher, LMT
I enjoyed the entire experience. - Amy Callis, LMT
Changes in a pregnant woman’s circulatory system, which can be aided by massage, include all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Increased pressure on the pelvic veins and the inferior vena cava
B. Increased load on the heart due to an increased blood volume
C. Possible decrease in swelling and edema in the extremities
D. Possible formation of varicose veins
All of the following are signs of preeclampsia EXCEPT:
A. Spike in blood pressure
B. Drowsiness or confusion
C. No presence of pitting edema
D. Vomiting or nausea
What does the pelvic tilt stretch do for a pregnant woman?
A. It shortens the lumbar spine and releases compressed muscles
B. It stretches compressed muscles and shortens the lumbar spine
C. It elongates the lumbar spine and releases compressed muscles
D. It elongates the lumbar spine and shortens compressed muscles