This one day training course will provide you with the skills to perform a full body (including abdominal) massage for women during pregnancy. Massage during this special time will help alleviate the symptoms associated with pregnancy and be of great benefit to both mother and baby. As well as learning the full body massage routine you will learn how to position the client so they are as comfortable as they can be during the massage using the side lying position and how to use towels for draping the client. You will learn about the changes that take place during pregnancy and the extra contraindications associated with pregnancy massage as well as extra pressure point techniques that can help with some common problems associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness and muscle cramps. Feel good endorphin’s are released in the mothers body during pregnancy, these are then passed onto the baby. Research has shown that mothers who have regular pregnancy massage have shorter birth times and require less pain relief during labour.
(This is also a side lying massage routine to add to your therapy list. Idea for clients who can not have the typical Swedish massage)
There are many benefits for having a massage during pregnancy, these include
- Relief of muscular discomfort
- Aids relaxation
- Alleviates swelling/oedema
- Improves quality of sleep
- Aids with muscle cramping
- Aids movement of the lymphatic system
- Stimulation of the circulation
- Helps to keep blood pressure balanced
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety
- Health & safety
- Benefits of massage during pregnancy
- Changes taking place during pregnancy
- Full body massage routine including abdominals
- Pressure points to avoid during pregnancy
- Side lying position
- Draping the client
- Extra help for the client (cramping, sickness and oedema)
- After Care
Entry Requirement –
Students must hold a body massage qualification including anatomy and physiology
Course duration –
Examination System –
Continual assessments orally and practically take place during the day.
Course Fees –
This one day course includes a comprehensive training manual – Total cost £175
Qualification attained –
Athena Beauty Training Centre Diploma.
Professional insurance –
After successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Athena Beauty Training Centre Diploma. You will have the opportunity to join the industries associations that provide newsletters, insurance and other benefits to members. All Athena Beauty Training Centre Practical Courses are FULLY ACCREDITED, validated and recognised by Towergate Health & Beauty Insurance. See insurance and accreditation for details.