9.7 MotherTouch Pregnancy Massage Fundamentals with Leslie Stager



September 7, 2019

Saturday 9-6pm

What you will learn in this course:

• Describe 6 benefits of massage during pregnancy

Demonstrate appropriate side lying positioning, draping, and basic applicable body mechanics for side lying bodywork

• Demonstrate 5 helpful bodywork techniques

• List 3 primary concerns or contraindications applicable to pregnancy massage therapy

A little about the modality:

This class includes important lecture and discussion of anatomy and basic pathology of pregnancy so that you have a well-rounded base of awareness for making sound decisions about how you practice pregnancy bodywork. Practice includes side lying and semi-reclining positioning options, with a look at prone and supine realities. You’ll participate in a health intake with a pregnant model, watch a demo of belly-baby massage, and practice a variety of both energetic Acupressure and deep pres-sure Swedish Massage techniques that will set you on your way toward working more confidently with pregnant clients.

Your instructor:

Leslie Stager has been a Maternity Bodywork specialist since 1991 offering NCBTMB approved live and Online classes about pregnancy, birth, new mothering massage, and bodywork for women’s health. Leslie has attended over 500 births as a labor and delivery nurse, massage therapist, and doula. She is the author of Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy: A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle, has co-produced two films on pregnancy massage and loves to inspire others through her practice, research-based knowledge and traditional background.