And it makes me sad that so many massage therapists are scared to work with pregnant women.
Many prenatal massage courses I've seen (and information coming out of massage schools) are just not accurate.Sometimes the curriculum is simply “what has always been taught…” which could be totally fear-based, and/or not based on actual experience.
My former staff and I have worked with over 10,000 pregnant clients at my former clinic, Salt Lake Prenatal Massage, from 2009.-2018. My expertise comes from massive, real life EXPERIENCE…not hypothetical situations or basic theory.
The feedback I’ve heard in my career with pregnant women is that when they go to a normal massage place for prenatal massage, the therapist just doesn’t seem comfortable working with them. (I've actually had that experience as a pregnant woman before I started my practice…DON’T BE THAT THERAPIST!)
Whether you work in a spa, in a massage office, or in private practice, you are BOUND to encounter the occasional pregnant woman in your practice or in your job.The vast majority of therapists are scared, misinformed, and confused – or perhaps just curious to learn more – about pregnancy massage.
MATERNITY MASSAGE CERTIFICATION LEVEL 2 — is now scheduled for October 22-26 in Salt Lake City Utah!
Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Salt Lake City.
The first two days will be Level 1 LIVE (review, and re-filming!) and, the last three days will be Level 2 hands on and advanced training.
Tuition: $800 for Level 2. The Level 1 LIVE review in person is free to those of you who have done it online already.
LEVEL 2: This is primarily all the HANDS ON skills and practices you learned in Level 1. Hands on practice, skills demonstration, evaluation and assessment on actual pregnant clients.
TRAINING SCHEDULE: Levels 1 & 2
Level 1: completed online. Level 2: Clinical practice and evaluation of skills and protocols
Level 2: will include the following:
You Will Then Demonstrate:
Also, feel free to join the discussion in my Prenatal Massage Specialists Facebook Group.
I am a CEU provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
To empower massage therapists to build successful private practices, enabling them to do what they LOVE, make a DIFFERENCE, and make a LIVING.