Pregnancy and Massage: Advanced Practice

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$52 members / $87 non-members     3.5 CE credits

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In this advanced course, explore how massage therapy can help with many factors related to the stress that may accompany female infertility, mental health, and pain and discomfort during the prenatal and perinatal phases. Review and build on the basic concepts of pregnancy and massage, and examine the associated myths to answer the question, is massage safe during pregnancy? Develop skills to create evidence-informed therapy session plans and ways to communicate effectively with your pregnant clients’ healthcare providers. 

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When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and support your clients through all stages of their pregnancy;
  • Dispel myths concerning pregnancy and massage;
  • Create and implement safe practice guidelines for your pregnant clients;
  • Identify ways to improve your clients’ outcomes, by integrating relevant evidence, the therapists’ professional expertise and your clients’ preferences.

About the author(s)

Susan Salvo, EdD is a board certified massage therapist with over 35 years of experience, has authored two widely used textbooks, and presents at seminars across the country. Her teaching and research focus on advancing the fields of Massage and Education. In 2014, Susan was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Massage Therapy Association.

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

LCEU0003465; MS #568


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


Online courses are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.