Pregnancy and Massage
Massage General Courses

Pregnancy and Massage

Author(s): Susan Salvo

3CE credits 7 Lessons Text

Learn how pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period affect women. Understand the problems that can occur and the appropriate massage techniques for each phase. Recognize contraindications and specific needs for those with high-risk pregnancies.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the needs of pregnant women and how massage therapy can address them.
  • Discuss how to modify massage to meet the needs of prenatal, pregnant, and post-partum women.
  • Identify the stages of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
  • Recognize contraindications for massage therapy for these clients and the needs for those with high-risk pregnancies.

  1. Pregnancy and Massage
  2. First Trimester
  3. Second Trimester
  4. Third Trimester
  5. Labor, Delivery and Postpartum
  6. Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
  7. Deepen Your Knowledge

Susan Salvo, EdD, BCTMB, LMT has over 30 years of experience. She is a co-director of the LA Institute of Massage Therapy, and is a nationally known author and speaker who has written several massage textbooks and online courses.