Advanced Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage
This course will take your knowledge of Pregnancy & Post Natal Massage to the next level and will provide the additional knowledge and skills to safely treat pregnant clients, and ease the common discomforts associated with pregnancy at all stages.
The course will also equip the therapist with the skills to use fascial post-natal techniques, to support the clients through each stage, thus setting you apart from many other pregnancy massage therapists.
This programme is ideally suited to those who have already studied our techniques from our Pregnancy & Post Natal Massage Diploma course.
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 CPD course is suitable for therapists qualified in massage and anatomy and physiology to a UK recognised qualification at level 3 or above
The Advanced Pregnancy & Post Natal Massage course is an intensive course that is unique in that we provide training in the safest techniques for massage in the first as well as the second and third trimesters.
We will begin by revisiting the techniques we covered on day one, so that you can feel confident in incorporating these new techniques into your own routines.
This will be followed by some role-play scenarios, simulating where a client may present at each stage of their pregnancy.
You as the therapist will be learn how to assess the situation and any presenting conditions and contraindications, in order to treat the client in the most appropriate way.
We will then introduce the fascial post-natal techniques – these work to counteract fascial migration that typically occurs during the latter stages of pregnancy, with postural adaptation.
During the day, we will also sample some safe aromatherapy pre-blended bases, suitable for use in Pregnancy.
Course fee £160.00
Deposit to secure a place £32.00
Course fee includes:
- Course documentation, provided on the day
- Guided learning in class, both theoretical and practical, with tutor support
- Direction and advice for further home study and marketing
- FHT accredited certificate on completion of course
- Friendly, relaxed environment
Are there any entry requirements to take this course?
ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Massage or equivalent and ideally will have studied our previous Pre & Post Natal course.
Course Tutors – Trevor Gorard and Melanie Dean