Pregnancy and Massage

Pregnancy often brings life transitions and a new set of challenges. During this time, women experience anatomical, physiological, and psychological changes.

Even with the need for increased awareness and a more in-depth understanding of pregnancy, there is an expansive body of research that supports massage therapy’s many advantages during the prenatal and postpartum periods.

Knowing how massage therapy best benefits women who are pregnant – as well as the cautions and contraindications that will help guide every massage therapy session – is necessary for massage therapists who want to work with these clients. Get the skills and knowledge you need in our online pregnancy courses by expert and top massage educator, Susan Salvo, EdD, BCTMB, LMT.

Our Popular Massage for Pregnancy Courses

As a first step in learning about pregnancy and massage, we recommend taking Massage for Pregnancy. This course provides a solid foundation on how pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period affect women. After completing this initial course, you can build upon your knowledge with the Pregnancy and Massage: Advanced Practice course.

Massage for Pregnancy

$45 members / $75 non-members  3 CE credits

Take your first step in expanding your knowledge about pregnancy and massage. Get a solid foundation on how the prenatal, childbirth and postpartum phases affect women. Find out how to recognize contraindications and specific needs for those with high-risk pregnancies.


Pregnancy and Massage: Advanced Practice

$52 members / $87 non-members  3.5 CE credits

Build upon your knowledge by getting an in-depth look at how massage therapy can help support clients during all phases of pregnancy. Learn how massage can help ease the stress associated with female infertility, boost mental health, and reduce the pain and discomfort during the prenatal and perinatal phases. Find out how to create and implement safe practice guidelines for your pregnant clients.