$129 Early Bird (2 wks before course)
This course is an introduction to Parental Massage. This one-day course is for healthcare and bodywork professionals. The Fundamentals of the course explains the benefits of prenatal massage as a way to prepare for labor and delivery. This one day course explores the integrative techniques of massage and bodywork for pregnant clients. Students will be acquainted with in depth analysis of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and each trimester of pregnancy. We will explore ways to enhance the pregnancy experience and encourage women to connect with their pregnancy process in the womb thru full body massage and light abdominal massage methods. We will discuss the treatment and co-management of common and high-risk conditions, appropriate positioning, use of props, general contraindications for prenatal massage and how to use appropriate techniques for each trimester.