Pregnancy bodywork demands creativity and requires alternative positionings. One setup does not fit all clients! Sidelying or semi-reclining positioning skills are necessary and the therapist needs to be competent enough to change positions suddenly if the need arises.
This module explores positioning and draping based on stages of pregnancy and belly size. We will consider office setup, special equipment, and review treatment guidelines and precaution reminders for each trimester. Positioning in sidelying, semi-reclining, prone, and supine positions will be shown. Draping is often a conundrum for those new to the sidelying position. We explore that here.
- Sidelying Positioning: When and How To Use
- Semi-Reclining Positioning Benefits: When and How To Use
- Prone & Supine Positioning During Pregnancy
- Avoiding Uterine Ligament and Hip Rotator Strain
- Draping the Back, the Leg, and the belly for Belly Massage