Massage in pregnancy, as at any other time, is a wonderful tool to help relax and revive the mind, body and spirit.
Through the 40 weeks the baby is growing in the womb a woman’s body has a great deal to do and undergoes many changes, both hormonal and physical. These changes can cause a variety of problems, ranging from morning sickness to swollen ankles, feet and fingers.
It is also a time when an expectant mother can experience strong emotional feelings. Throughout pregnancy babies are very aware of the environment outside the womb and the emotional state of the mother. As well as helping to relieve many of the common minor ailments associated with pregnancy, massage can help the mother, and therefore the baby; remain in a balanced and healthy state physically, mentally and spiritually.
This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to work with this client group. You will develop a good understanding of the anatomy of pregnancy and the changes occurring. As a result of this knowledge you can then adapt your massage accordingly.
This course is a two day attendance course supported by an online module. The on line section will be completed as a pre-read then reviewed in class
Anatomy and Physiology Review: – This on line module will guide you through the changes that occur to our clients’ body during pregnancy.
In the on-line module we will be reviewing
- The structure and function of the relevant anatomical systems. : Skin : Endocrine : Digestive : Muscular : Skeletal : Circulation : Reproductive
- How pregnancy brings about change to each system
- The stages of pregnancy
- Foetal development
- Common conditions during pregnancy
As soon as you have booked onto the course you will be given your log-in details for the on-line module. Once completed there is a self-assessment section for you to complete at the end of the module. It is a requirement to study and on-line anatomy and physiology section and pass the test prior to attending the practical weekend. This will equip you to fully benefit from the practical weekend.
Practical Days:- The attended course will be fully dedicated to the practical aspects of pregnancy massage.
We will cover the following:
- Contraindications to complementary treatment during pregnancy
- Complications/problems during pregnancy
- Benefits and contraindications – general and specific to pregnancy
- Special considerations for massage throughout the three trimesters
- Positioning of client and adapting the massage to suit the client
- Massage techniques for partners during labour
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
The course will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the practical session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback. Where possible pregnant ladies may also be present for you to practice on.
Duration: 2 days
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 10 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)