Prenatal Massage for Today’s Modern Pregnancy (Rochester, NY)

Rochester, New York

September 11, 2022 from 8:30 – 5:30

Pace Family Chiropractic 150 Linden Oaks Suite A, Rochester, NY 14625

During this class we will explore the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy along with learning how pregnancy impacts the body. We will review in this class, safe draping protocols, proper positioning, while keeping optimal body mechanics for massage therapists in side-lying, semi reclined, and in supine. Today’s modern pregnancy requires the importance of using correct or inclusive language and to have an understanding of current guidelines of massage in all trimesters of pregnancy. We will explore how to treat common issues that occur during pregnancy and discuss perinatal mood disorders and how massage can have an impact on the clients struggling with them, their partners, and families. We will look at research and benefits of pregnancy massage. We will explain the ethical concepts of informed consent and power differential as well using gender inclusive language when working with clients

Class Fee:  $179.00

Class is limited to 16. You will earn 8 CEU’s for attending the class.

What to Bring: massage table, sheets, body pillow or 3 pillows, lubricant, pen, water bottle, and a willingness to look at and learn how pregnancy massage myths and guidelines have changed!

I am a New York and NCBTMB AP for CEUs, a Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth & Perinatal Loss Doula, work at Crouse Hopital in Syracuse, NY working with many different patients but especially in antepartum and with perinatal patients in private practice. In 2019 Elements Massage Inc. the 3rd largest massage chain asked me to revamp, update, and create a safe adapted pregnancy massage protocol and training for their entire national chain. I have had the honor of teaching at the 2019 Elements National Convention, AMTA NY, AMTA Georgia, and New York Massage Alliance to just name a few. I have publish different articles on pregnancy and massage and I was a contributing author in the chapter on special populations in the textbook, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practices by Susan Salvo.