Pregnancy often brings life transitions and a new set of challenges. During this time, women experience anatomical, physiological and psychological changes - explore ways that massage therapy can help with our new Pregnancy and Massage CE.
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.
Recent research suggests massage therapy may provide benefits throughout a women’s pregnancy, as well as during labor, childbirth and post-partum. Prenatal massage can help alleviate the following:
- Back pain during pregnancy
- Labor pain during childbirth (helping increase a women’s sense of control)
Studies also show that hand and foot massage helped women undergoing caesarean delivery reduce postoperative pain, anxiety and stress. In addition, massage has been found to improve postpartum sleep.
New Prenatal Massage Online CE Course by Susan Salvo
Take our new online CE: Pregnancy and Massage, and learn how pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period affect women. Understand the problems that can occur and the appropriate massage techniques for each phase. Find out how to recognize contraindications and specific needs for those with high-risk pregnancies. Earn 3 CE credits.
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