Massage for Pregnancy and Postnatal
I offer two courses to learn Massage for Pregnancy and Postnatal:
- Courses for Birthworkers who do not have a massage qualification.
The course focuses entirely on learning massage techniques and how to put these in practice. You can add this knowledge to your existing Birthworker skills, or with additional work and case studies you can attain a certificate from the International Institute of Complementary Therapists UK and be insured through the BGi to practice Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage as a stand alone therapy.
- Courses for Massage Therapists who already have a massage qualification.
The course includes a day learning about pregnancy, labour and postnatal and the effects on a woman's body and mind. You will receive a certificate from the Complementary Therapists Association and the International Institute of Complementary Therapists UK and will be qualified to practise Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage.
- The Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage Course for Birthworkers is taught over 2 days, including practical assessment. If students wish to attain a qualification they must complete four case studies and a small research project of their choice within 6 months.
- The Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage Course for Massage Therapists is taught over 3 days, including practical assessment, after which students must complete four case studies and a small research project of their choice within 6 months.
Students will learn how the body changes during pregnancy, labour and postnatal, and the symptoms and problems which can accompany these stages. Students will be shown how massage can help with these problems, when to signpost to other therapists/GP/midwife and any contraindications to massage. Included will be simple exercises, techniques and equipment such as exercise balls which can help pregnant and postnatal women. The teaching will include groupwork, discussion, handouts and casestudies.
The Course tutor will demonstrate a full body massage on a pregnant woman. Students will learn and practise the massage techniques on each other, and for the final assessment Students will massage a pregnant women observed by the course tutor. By the end of the course Students will be able to perform a complete pregnancy or postnatal body massage, and take a consultation for a woman at any time during her pregnancy or postnatal.
The venue is the Heaton Acupuncture Clinic based in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne with bus and metro links from the train station and airport.
Equipment for the course
Students are asked to bring a pillow and two large bath towels and two hand towels with them.
The Course is written and delivered by Jude Soames who has been working with pregnancy and postnatal massage for over 15 years as a Massage Therapist and more recently as a Doula. Jude is a partner and founding member of Newcastle Pregnancy and Baby Centre and a volunteer breastfeeding peer support with Healthworks Newcastle.
Jude is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association and Doula UK.
The Birthworkers course costs £250.00 for 2 days' teaching, practical assessment, assessment of 4 case studies and written coursework, plus ongoing email/phone support for 6 months.
The Massage Therapists course is £450.00 for 3 days' teaching, practical assessment, assessment of 4 case studies and written coursework, plus ongoing email/phone support for 6 months.
Please get in touch to find out when the next course is running.