Aimed at qualified Therapists wishing to expand their skills, this Pregnancy Massage Course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required to provide safe, relaxing, and beneficial prenatal massage to expectant mothers.
Pregnancy massage, or “prenatal massage”, is similar to relaxation massage – it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. Pregnancy massage is customised to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and the therapists trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
A Therapist trained in pregnancy massage requires greater knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman. The positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying and knowledge of the contraindications to treatments and when to refer for more specialist care is vital.
This course will equip you to understand these processes and to safely treat pregnant clients with nurturing and healing massage through all stages of their pregnancy, and to ease the common discomforts associated with pregnancy.
The course is unusual in that it also deals with post-natal massage, an area which is often neglected, and will set you apart from those only trained in pregnancy massage.
Course Content & Learning Outcomes:
- Code of Ethics and insurance for therapists
- Therapist Safety & Good Working Practices
- Health & safety Guidelines
- Salon Hygiene, Sterilisation & Sanitisation
- Maintenance of Equipment
- GDPR/Client Confidentiality
- Consultation procedure and record keeping
- Contraindications & Aftercare
- During pregnancy, labour and post-natal bodywork
- How to prepare for a Pregnancy Massage treatment; equipment & products needed
- How to carry out safely and effectively a Pregnancy Massage treatment
- Related Anatomy & Physiology
Pre-requisites: Level 3 Body Massage/Swedish Massage Diploma
Model Required? Yes, if taught individually. Otherwise students will work on each other. Check ‘contraindications’ in the course manual to determine suitability for treatment for yourself or prior to choosing your model. Your model must NOT be pregnant.
Course Fee includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification
Required Self-Guided (Theory) Learning: 8 – 12 hours
Practical Course Length: 2 day full course
Assessment: Completion of guided home study and preparation of written assessment prior to the practical training day. On the practical training days, continuous formative assessment, verbal questions, group discussion and performance of a Pregnancy Massage treatment, from various given scenarios, with minimal guidance from your tutor, along with final completion of the written assessment.
Case Studies Required: None – however practice on friends and family, following completion of practical training days, is highly recommended, prior to working on the public.
Accrediting Body: Professional Beauty Direct (PBD) and approved as insurable by Insync, BGi UK and Winchester Insurance, however please check with your own insurer to see if they will also cover this qualification
Qualification Attained: Natural Touch Training Accredited Diploma.
CPD Points: 16