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Extend and specialise with 2 Advanced Pregnancy Massage courses

Self-paced study online

Partner Training and Post-Natal Massage.
Bundle Pricing: Save 10% = $585 (normally $650)

Partner Training & Massage for Labour

Delve deeper into the benefits of massage during and after labour. Massage can be used during birth to make it easier for the mother. A well-prepared partner offering support through massage can be of great benefit and comfort to the labouring mother. In this workshop we will demonstrate how to equip your clients to utilise massage for labour. Learn how to demonstrate massage techniques for labour.

We will focus on:

  • How and when to recommend massage for labour
  • How to prepare a partner massage session
  • Specific massage techniques for labour
  • Focus on the latent first stage of labour and points to support the labouring woman

Post-Natal Massage

How do we support and nurture a new mum using post natal massage? The excitement of a new baby to welcome into the world can fill a mother and partner with a roller coaster of emotions. Taking the time to adjust to this great responsibility can seem overwhelming, but can also be filled with excitement. Post natal massage promotes relaxation and relieves anxiety having a positive effect to ease post natal blues.

The mother’s body will be adjusting and undergoing many changes. There are many considerations in supporting and nurturing a new mum and baby.

In the ‘Postnatal Massage’ course, we focus on:

  • Massage in the fourth trimester
  • Massage after caesarean
  • Massage to rebalance the body
  • Massage to relieve tension from breast feeding
  • Simple post natal exercises

2 x Advanced Courses
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Online Course Information

Partner Training & Massage for Labour 

  • On enrolment you receive a welcome email and an extensive training manual to support your remote learning
  • You can start whenever you like, and study is self-paced
  • You will have access to the course for 3 months while you refine and perfect your skills
  • Each module has multiple lessons to help you gain a greater understanding of each subject
  • The theory component is broken up into 10 individual 15-30 minute lessons which you can complete at your own pace
  • In the practical component you are supported with videos to guide you through a full body pregnancy massage and specialised techniques
  • We will invite you to a Zoom Classroom to gain greater knowledge and understanding, and to connect with like-minded therapists
  • You will be invited into the Pregnancy Massage Australia® Therapists Q&A Facebook Group, which is a supportive forum to ask questions and share your experiences
  • To successfully complete the course you will have to pass the simple assessments by:
    • Answering the questions in each section of the online training
    • Designing a ‘Pregnancy Client Health Assessment Form’ (how to do this is covered in the training, along with an example form)
    • Completing a case study: ‘Treat a Pregnant Client’ and outline your massage treatment
    • Providing a photo of your pregnancy massage table set-up.

Post-Natal Massage

  • On enrolment you receive a welcome email and an extensive training manual to support your remote learning
  • You can start whenever you like, and study is self-paced
  • You will have access to the course for 6 months while you refine and build perfect your skills
  • Each module has multiple lessons to help you gain a greater understanding of each subject
  • The theory component is broken up into individual 15-30 minute lessons which you can complete at your own pace
  • In the practical component you are supported with videos to guide you through creating a post natal massage
  • We will invite you to a Zoom Classroom to gain greater knowledge and understanding, and to connect with likeminded therapists
  • You will be invited into the Pregnancy Massage Australia® Therapists Q&A Facebook Group, which is a supportive forum to ask questions and share your experiences.

To successfully complete the course, you will have to pass the simple assessments by:

  • Answering the questions in each section of the online training
  • Designing a ‘Postnatal Client Health Assessment Form’ (how to do this is covered in the training, along with an example form)
  • Completing a post natal massage by treating a client twice, including providing a photo of your postnatal massage table set-up.

Course Content Outline

Partner Training & Massage for Labour 

Module 1: Pregnancy Massage Changes

  • Changes to mother – physiology – self-care and education
  • Massage recommendations for each trimester

Module 2: Conditions Unique to Pregnancy

  • Unique conditions in pregnancy and pathology of high-risk pregnancies
  • Learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of conditions and when massage will be contraindicated
  • Review conditions that can affect health of mum and baby
  • Pregnancy myths will be explained

Module 3: Body Changes in Pregnancy

  • Learn the complex orchestration of hormones in pregnancy
  • Anatomy and Reproductive system – musculoskeletal changes

Module 4: Client Positioning for Treatment

  • Client history and health assessment
  • Safety and benefits of treatment position
  • Client positioning for treatment in the first trimester
  • Client positioning for second and third trimester

Module 5: Pregnancy Massage Treatments

  • Pregnancy massage treatment and process
  • How to prepare for a pregnancy massage treatment
  • Learn the application of a full body pregnancy massage treatment
  • Draping and client positioning for success in treatment
  • Introduction to abdominal massage unique to pregnancy to create a mother-baby connection

Module 6: Specialised Pregnancy Techniques

  • Gentle techniques to reduce ‘fight/flight response’ – reducing stress and anxiety
  • Application of RPT: Release Point Therapy to reduce hip and lower back pain and improve movement
  • Myofascial technique to create a gentle stretch in the lumbar spine
  • Myofascial techniques for sacro Iliac joint and hip pain in pregnancy with a focus on gluteal/hip muscles.

Post-Natal Massage

Module 1: Early Postnatal Recovery – Adjustment and Healing

  • Massage Goals for early Postnatal Massage: Fourth Trimester
  • Benefits of postnatal massage
  • Precautions and guidelines for postnatal massage

Module 2: Planning Your Postnatal Massage

  • Design a postnatal health assessment form
  • How to create a comfortable position for a breast feeding mother

Module 3: Specialised Massage Techniques for Abdominal Healing

  • Benefits of abdominal massage in early postpartum
  • Postnatal abdominal healing massage
  • Caesarean healing with massage

Module 4: Specialised Massage for Postpartum Pelvic Pain Syndrome (PPPS) and Lower Back Pain

  • Client assessment for PPPS
  • Rebalance the pelvis – sacrum
  • Release of the Iliopsoas and Piriformis
  • Specialised techniques to ease lower back pain

Module 5: Specialised Massage for Thoracic and Neck Discomfort

  • Assessment of movement for the neck and shoulder region
  • Applications to ease tension from breast feeding and change in posture
  • Mobilisation for the shoulder and neck

Module 6: Specialised Massage to Ease Carpal Tunnel

  • Assessment for carpal tunnel in the postnatal period
  • Treatment for carpal tunnel
  • Self-care applications for carpal tunnel
  • Breast feeding positions for women with carpal tunnel syndrome

Module 7: Introducing Safe Exercise in the Postnatal Period

  • Preparing the body for exercise
  • Simple tasks to help regain pre-pregnancy posture
  • Gentle postnatal exercises.

On successful completion of this workshop, therapists will receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.

2 x Advanced Courses
Save 10%

$650  $585

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