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Perinatal (Prenatal, Postnatal, Labor)
Massage 24 CEs
On-Site Group Seminars Available
Contact Mary Ellen Brown
Perinatal Massage class will teach you the tools to work with women
before, during, and after pregnancy. Students will learn a set of
techniques and standards to be used during pregnancy, labor and postpartum
that explores the physiological, structural and emotional well-being of
both the mother and her child.
will be able to understand and recognize contraindications, possible
complications, and risk factors of pregnancy, comfort techniques for
labor, and restoring musculature and postural integrity postpartum. Early
bonding in the womb is explained, as well as, events that can change the
bonding during labor, the immediate hours after birth, and attachment
Students will enjoy lots of hands-on
practice with pregnant mother volunteers, a mock labor among peers,
and postpartum restoration.
Prerequisites: This program is designed for continuing education for already Licensed Massage Therapists, RN, PT, OT, Midwives, Doulas or other medical professionals with understanding of female reproductive anatomy. Other bodywork students & practitioners seeking the theoretical understanding to safely adapt their own protocols and techniques to perinatal demands may be allowed with prior approval.
Required Class Materials:
Required Class Materials:Bring 3 sets of sheets, 6 pillows (at least 2 king size), wear or bring comfortable clothing for practical portion of class. Massage lotion or cream.
Approved Provider #451668-11 Certificate
of Completion provided to participants who are on time with 100%
attendance and satisfactory participation in the class activities.
Bonding Foundation is an approved provider by the CA-BRN California
Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16373
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork #451668-11
Broker CEP# 50-16450 Course#20-446733
being supported with massage that addresses your physiological,
structural and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
Imagine, too, your baby receiving the same. Massage therapists and other
health professionals with specialized training in Perinatal Massage, and
Infant Massage are available to offer such support.
show that pregnancy massage can relieve muscle and joint pain, improve
circulation, reduce edema, help regulate hormones, ease stress and
anxiety, and improve the outcome of labor and newborn health. Pediatric
massage offers a host of benefits, the most profound being nurturing
touch, which creates a deep and lasting bond between baby and caregivers.
Researchers discovered, too, that infant massage encourages weight gain,
good digestion, immune and neurological function and promotes restful
sleep. For infants with health challenges, massage can provide the
physical and psychological reinforcement to foster healing.
Master Trainer, Tammy Roecker, offers instruction for both specializations
at Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center. She is the Founder
and President of the Early Bonding Foundation and an AZ Licensed,
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist for over 20 years, with specialized
training in Pre-and Perinatal Massage. She is also a Certified Birth
Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Personal Trainer focused on Perinatal
Fitness. Her interest in pre and perinatal massage began with the
search for her own pre-conception to postpartum care, and her focus on
infant massage and early bonding techniques began when they helped
alleviate her own child’s colic.
Master Trainer, Tammy Roecker, offers instruction for both specializations at Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center. She is the Founder and President of the Early Bonding Foundation and an AZ Licensed, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist for over 20 years, with specialized training in Pre-and Perinatal Massage. She is also a Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Personal Trainer focused on Perinatal Fitness. Her interest in pre and perinatal massage began with the search for her own pre-conception to postpartum care, and her focus on infant massage and early bonding techniques began when they helped alleviate her own child’s colic.
Perinatal Massage is designed for LMTs and healthcare professionals with an understanding of female reproductive anatomy. Students learn about contraindications, possible complications and risk factors of pregnancy, comfort techniques for labor, and restoration of postpartum musculature and postural integrity. They also glean information on bonding in the womb, during labor and after birth, as well as postpartum attachment issues.
Refund/Cancellation Policy for Geriatric, Perinatal Massage and Infant Massage: There are no refunds under any circumstances, if unable to attend, you can reschedule to another available class. If class is cancelled, a full refund of the fee will be made. There will be no reimbursement for additional costs a participant may have incurred, such as, food, travel, lodging and other incidentals. Allow time for travel delays as latecomers may be refused admission.
Roecker, LMT, NCTB, Certified: Pre/Peri-Natal
Massage; Personal Trainer through AFAA with extra training in Perinatal
Fitness; Birth Doula; Early
Childbirth Educator; Infant Massage Instructor & Trainer
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