Filled with hundreds of techniques, this detailed, 3+ hour program will help show you the skills needed to become a skilled pregnancy massage practitioner. Clearly filmed and enhanced with computer graphics, this DVD will lead you step by step through every aspect of Pregnancy Massage from beginning to end. Many Doulas have used this knowledge to help expand their understanding when making their clients comfortable while pregnant.
This program also includes client intake and physician referral forms that you can print out on your computer, and use in your practice.
For 15 years Leslie Stager has been teaching and practicing bodywork for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She was formerly a Labor and Delivery nurse, Childbirth educator, and Midwifery Clinic Nurse. She brings her vast knowledge and technical expertise to this program.
Review in Massage Therapy Journal: "This DVD is like a reference book for pregnancy massage where you can look up conditions (for example, diastasis recti) and find out how to work with clients with these conditions. But rather than just a description on the flat page, you get a demonstration by the teacher. The teacher is Leslie Stager, a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse who has served as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator and midwifery clinic nurse. She generously shares her expansive knowledge and skills on this sophisticated video, elegantly produced by Real Bodywork. Stager leads you through all aspects of pregnancy massage. As she discusses the physiological changes of the mother’s body, they are revealed from the inside using computer enhanced models of the progressing pregnancy. Stager demonstrates massage methods using side-lying and semi-reclining positioning as well as techniques for a full list of conditions that might develop such as sciatica, shortness of breath and edema. Her presentation style is easy to follow and comprehend. This DVD even includes physician referral and client intake forms you can print from your computer to use in your practice. I highly recommended this DVD."
Pregnancy Massage Introduction - Introduction to pregnancy massage, information on the trimesters and various pregnancy considerations and issues.
Client Intake - How to perform a client intake during pregnancy. Special questions to ask.
Positioning - How to position your pregnancy client, draping and making them comfortable.
General Side Posture Massage - The basic full body side posture massage for pregnancy.
Semi Reclining Massage - Shows how to perform a massage in a semi reclining posture.
Lower Back Pain - Learn to address lower back pain specifically due to pregnancy, and the special needs of the pregnant woman.
Shortness Of Breath - Working with mothers who experience shortness of breath due to pregnancy.
Sciatica - Stretches and techniques to relieve sciatic nerve pain.
Constipation - How to stimulate certain acupressure points to help relieve constipation.
Leg Cramps - Shows how to deal with leg cramps using resistance techniques
Labor Prep - How to offer support and acupressure points to get ready for labor.
Nausea And Morning Sickness - How to help with morning sickness.
Treatment For Diastisis Recti Condition - How to work with this condition.
Working With Edema - Shows how to perform massage techniques to reduce edema.
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