5 FHT CPD credits (also eligible for CPD points with most professional associations)
PREGNANCY AND POST-NATAL MASSAGE
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body goes through a multitude of physical changes and adaptations - mentally and emotionally there are usually changes too and this all happens whilst she is not only the process of growing her baby, but preparing to delivering it into the world.
In preparing and writing this course, we have worked very closely with an Obstetrics Registrar, who has endorsed the contents of the manual to ensure that it is medically and clinically accurate and correct – she has also very kindly given her medical and clinical views on the benefits of massage in Pregnancy – we thank her very much indeed for her help and endorsement.
In her final comments to the school, she says:-
'Research has linked stress and subsequent increased Cortisol levels with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as premature labour, and reduced birth weight. There has also been evidence to link increased maternal stress with the future cognitive development of the foetus. Pregnancy can be a stressful time for a woman, especially with external unforeseen circumstances and pre-existing mental health problems which are becoming more prevalent in the modern world. The benefits of massage both ante-natally and post-natally should not be underestimated both for the mental wellbeing of the mother, and also for the immediate and longer term wellbeing of the foetus'
This course will equip you to understand these processes and to safely treat pregnant clients with nurturing and healing massage through all stages of their pregnancy, and to ease the common discomforts associated with pregnancy.
The course is unusual in that it also deals with post-natal massage, an area which is often neglected, and will set you apart from those only trained in pregnancy massage.
This CPD course is suitable for therapists qualified in massage and anatomy and physiology to a UK recognised qualification at level 3 or above
The Pregnancy Massage course is an intensive course that is unique in that we provide training in safe techniques for massage in the first as well as the second and third trimesters.
Students will also learn and understand -
1 Anatomical and Physiological changes during the three trimesters
2 Towel Management and maintaining clients dignity
3 Looking after your posture while working on a pregnant client
4 Client consultation and contra-indications
5 After care advice and strengthening exercises
6 Common conditions during pregnancy
7 Serious and life-threatening complications of pregnancy
8 Contra-indications to pregnancy massage
9 Changes and adjustments during the first 6 weeks 25
10 Massage during the first trimester
11 Massage during the second trimester, comfort and positioning
12 Side-lying techniques for the second and third trimester
13 Post-natal massage
14 Techniques for healing from labour
15 Post-delivery exercise advice
16 Marketing pregnancy massage
ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage or equivalent
Looking forward to attending more courses
Submitted by F.Thomson (Apr 16th 2013)
Clear and detailed explanations. Lots of interesting additional info. Great fun informative day. Thanks Amy
Submitted by I. Majsai (Apr 14th 2013)
A really enjoyable day - thanks Amy!
Submitted by J.Poole (May 13th 2013)
Tutor was very friendly so easy to learn as I felt comfortable to ask questions
Submitted by S. Child (Apr 16th 2013)
Great tutor, made it interesting and accessible plus covered lots of material
Submitted by P. Aebischer (Jun 11th 2013)
Very informative. Great tutor.
Submitted by L.Ward (Aug 8th 2012)
Amy was a fantastic teacher with lots of knowledge and experience. Very friendly, so yes, would attend another course. Really enjoyed the day
Submitted by L. Cameron (Feb 13th 2013)
I am pleased with the course and would certainly attend another one at this venue. I now feel confident in massage for pregnancy. Thank you
Submitted by P. Wollerton (May 7th 2013)
I just wanted to drop you and Sarah a note of thanks for running such a great course. It really helped build my confidence in treating my pregnant clients, of whom I have seen 2 this week, and both have re-booked for next week as well! I learnt a lot that I have already been able to put in to practice. It was a long way to travel, but very much worth it. Many thanks again.
Submitted by Charlotte (Oct 22nd 2009)