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During the "MotherMassage ®: Massage during
workshop, you learn the physiology of pregnancy,
labor, and postpartum recovery as well as the
skills and appropriate bodywork techniques necessary to massage
your clients competently
from their first trimester through labor and postpartum
work includes full body prenatal massage in 5 different
ways (side-lying without
turning the client; side-lying turning the client
to her opposite side;
side-lying turning client supine; in a seated position;
and using the Body Support System), labor support massage and postpartum
massage. Appropriate draping
and practitioner body mechanics are discussed. Many
are demonstrated. Special attention is paid to high
risk pregnancies and
treating the most common discomforts of pregnancy
(i.e. lower back pain, sciatica,
carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.) The contraindications
and precautions of
prenatal massage are discussed in detail.
This three day (9-6 on Friday and Saturday and 8:30 - 3 on Sunday,
unless otherwise noted.), 24-hour certification course is approved for
twenty-four (24) contact hours by: Florida Board of Massage, NCBTMB,
Category A provider, and New York State Board of Massage.
It is open to all massage professionals, advanced massage therapy students,
childbirth educators, midwives, labor support coaches and doulas.
All non-massage professionals must have basic massage skills
as a prerequisite to this course.
A student handbook is distributed and a certification
of attendance is
provided at the satisfactory completion of the course.
is awarded after passing a take home exam with a
score of at least 80% and validated proof that you have massaged at least two
different pregnant clients (or
one pregnant and one during puerperium).
The cost of the class is $425.00. A late fee of
$75 will be charged for registration within
three weeks of the class. All students must PAY
IN FULL at the time of registration. The required text is Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork (by Elaine Stillerman, Mosby, 2008).
Purchase on line at ElsevierHealth.com and read before the class.
Participants are also required to bring 2 large towels, 2 hand towels, 2 large pillows, 2 small pillows, 4 sheets, and unscented lubrication for work each day. If you are able to provide
a pregnant model for the
second day of class, please advise the host school.
The instructor and developer of the course is Elaine
Stillerman, LMT. Licensed in New York since 1978,
Stillerman began her pioneering work witih pregnant
women in 1980. She has been teaching the professoinal
certification course "MotherMassage®: Massage
During Pregnancy" at prestigious massage schools,
spas and resorts across the country since 1990.
She has authored several books, including MotherMassage, The
Encyclopedia of Bodywork (Facts On File, 1996), Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork (Mosby, 2008), and Modalities for Massage and Bodywork (Mosby), as well as numerous magazine articles. Her work has
been featured in dozens of magazines and she has
appeared on several radio and television programs,
including Live! With Regis and Kelly on many occasions.