Pregnancy Massage CPPD Workshop
Pregnancy can be a joyous time for a mother-to-be. However, the changes in a woman’s body and natural fears and anxiety can also be very stressful, both physically and emotionally. Pregnancy Massage has a profound ability to decrease stress as well as prevent or minimise many of the common symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy.
Regular massage therapy sessions can mean the difference between a comfortable, relaxed pregnancy and one defined by miserable aches and pains. Massage is especially useful because pregnant women are often unable to take many medications that are normally used to manage common problems. Massage can help manage these aches and pains and is completely safe for both the mother and fetus.
According to a study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the benefits extend beyond just making mum to be feel good. Researchers found that for women who received regular massage, there were fewer complications both during pregnancy and afterwards, including fewer premature births.
Our certified Pregnancy Massage CPPD Workshop will enable you to work safely and effectively with pregnancy massage clients.
This certified CPPD Workshop will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice for pregnancy massage. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology and pathology of the reproductive and endocrine systems.
You will develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide pregnancy massage. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and well-being for the pregnancy massage client.
This certified CPPD Workshop covers the benefits of massage for a pregnant client, massage in the first, second and third trimesters, common discomforts of pregnancy and massage adaptations for them, positioning, use of Comfy Client, prenatal massage draping, techniques, side-lying protocol and high risk pregnancies.
Prerequisite: You must be a practicing massage therapist and hold a recognised Massage qualification such as VTCT, ITEC etc. You should have a caring disposition and attend our centre for the Practical Elements. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.
Duration: Practical elements are covered at our centre over a period of 1 day or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 3 weeks.
Case studies: None.
Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements.
Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; courses you could progress to include: