Why Train in Pregnancy Massage?
The body changes hugely in pregnancy and it is important to understand the changes to know how best to massage the client. In this presentation we’ll look at some key changes in pregnancy and how we need to work with these to offer effective care. Many therapists are often wary of massaging a pregnant abdomen, but in fact most women love it. You’ll discover just how beneficial abdominal massage can be and will learn how to work safely and effectively with a pregnant abdomen.
Motivated by her first pregnancy, Suzanne Yates began to specialise in maternity care. She established Well Mother in 1990, teaching shiatsu, massage and exercise to women and their partners in the UK. Following the success and demand for her work, in 1998 Suzanne set up courses for health professionals and she continues to teach internationally, regularly visiting North America, Australasia and Europe. She has written three books. Shiatsu for Midwives, which has been translated into German, French and Italian, Beautiful Birth, and her most recent book for therapists Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Holistic Approach to Massage and Bodywork.