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Pregnancy: Massage & Acupressure for Birth
Course Hours: 4.5
NCBTMB Approved Course:Yes
This class covers basic massage techniques, acupressure points, relaxation and positioning, as well as multi-cultural touch techniques to help ease the pain of labor and possibly assist in a faster, less complicated delivery. After a quick review of labor and birth physiology, the class offers abundant hands-on practice with acupressure, belly rub, ways of calming anxiety, easing back pain, increasing contractions, use of rebozo, and much more! You may bring a pregnant volunteer to class to practice techniques with. The practical segment will be followed by a video that discusses and demonstrates the use of nurturing touch during 4 births. Be prepared to work in various positions and labor-like situations! Loose or stretchy clothing is recommended. This class is open to LMT's, birth professionals, and birth companions, and is part of OSM's Maternity Massage Certification. This class is part of the Maternity Massage Certificate Program.
PREREQUISITES: None. Open to Doulas, Birth professionals, Pregnant couples, massage students and therapists