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Nurturing Pregnancy Massage (5 CE Hours) M52C


Nurturing Pregnancy Massage CE Course Professional Massage | Prenatal Massage

Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of increased weight, shifting posture, and adjusting hormone levels. The soothing essence of massage can allow pregnant moms to unwind during this time. It can also alleviate the resulting discomfort and other pregnancy-related symptoms. And, better yet, nurturing the mother-to-be also nurtures the new life growing within her.

In this best pregnancy massage CE course expert massage therapist and instructor, Meade Steadman, demonstrates how to provide therapeutic professional massage techniques that focus on the special needs of the mother-to-be through the different trimesters.

You will learn about:
•    Providing a full body massage for pregnant women in different positions: prone, supine, semi-reclined, and side lying
•    Positioning, draping, and bolstering
•    Considerations for the different trimesters
•    Postural analysis
•    Benefits and contraindications
•    Fetal development

He also focuses on common complaints during pregnancy:
•    Low back pain
•    Edema
•    Sciatica
•    Neck and shoulder pain
•    Leg cramping
•    Nausea
•    Breast discomfort

If you want to learn about pregnancy massage with this maternity massage therapy online continuing education course, then purchase this class.

Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor. He taught at the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. In the classroom, he has taught Swedish, Sports, Acutherapy, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Contraindications, Chair Massage, Geriatric Massage, Specialized Spa Techniques, and Therapeutic Principles. He is also the featured expert in many award-winning instructional videos on various massage modalities. For 26 years he owned and managed Tranquil Touch™ LLC in Salt Lake City, UT. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Utah, and has published in A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (4th Edition) and Massage and BodyWork Magazine.

This course is worth 5 CE Hours

Course Objective
After completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to:
•    List twelve benefits of prenatal massage
•    List thirteen contraindications of prenatal massage
•    List seven areas that shouldn’t be massaged in pregnancy massage
•    List six areas of caution while doing pregnancy massage
•    Explain what to expect and what is happening in the three trimesters of pregnancy
•    Illustrate how to do bolstering and positioning during maternity massage
•    Demonstrate how to do a postural analysis
•    Perform a full body pregnancy massage breaking the massage into the following four areas:
    - Legs in prone position, back , upper body and legs in supine position.
•    Demonstrate procedure in an alternative position (side lying) breaking the massage into the following eleven areas:
    - Upper leg, foot, lower leg, back, scapula/shoulder, arm, neck, pectorals, abdomen, face/head and back in more detail.
•    Address specific pregnancy concerns broken out into the following areas:
     - Edema, sciatica, low back pain, breast discomfort, neck and shoulder pain, nausea and leg cramping.
•    Define 126 terms relevant to pregnancy massage
•    Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher

Customer Reviews
“Lovely course, really liked the information …There was so much to learn…” S. Friedersdorff

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, the techniques were what I was looking for.” B. Watkins



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.