Integrative Pregnancy Massage is a certification course for allied health care providers interested in the integrative techniques of massage and bodywork for pregnant clients.
The course begins with an in-depth analysis of the anatomy and physiology of preconception, each trimester of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. Students will be acquainted with these stages from a traditional Western understanding and an Oriental medical and energetic perspective. We will examine the history of the birth and the delivery methods practiced worldwide. We will explore ways to enhance the pregnancy experience and encourage women to connect with their pregnancy process thru breathwork and abdominal massage methods.
We will discuss the treatment and co-management of common and high-risk conditions, appropriate positioning, props, maintaining records, and liability concerns. Participants will become acquainted with the parameters of employing massage modalities such as deep tissue, NMT, hydro and spa therapies, reflexology, and acupressure techniques with this population.
Participants will learn methods for integrating essential oils, acupressure points, and advanced techniques to enhance their effects on pregnant, laboring, and postpartum clients. Participants will be required to both give and receive a side-lying massage. Please bring 2 flat sheets, one pillow case, medium or lotion, and 2 king-sized and one standard pillow.
For more specific details of the course format, this will help you:
Course Info IPM CEU
THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Completion of the 18-hour course and competency in examination leads to a Certification in Pregnancy Massage and recognition as a qualified practitioner in our database.
A 6 CEU Homestudy is also available. This is not a certification. This is an ideal way to begin your journey in preparation for the live course. It is not a prerequisite for the live course but an option to start your education sooner or for those looking for general knowledge of the subject matter and home study CEUS. If registered for the live course, you can purchase the home study class with a discount of $85.
FL Course #20-10112
FL Provider #50-496
The home study is $185
2-day Live Course Fee: $475
Payment plans are available: Payment Options for CEU Courses
Saturday & Sunday-April 27 & 28, 2024
Saturday & Sunday-August 24 & 25th, 2024
The class takes place in Sarasota, Florida
1435 S Osprey Ave Suite 200
Email [email protected] or contact us to register 941-726-2345
Payment plans are available.