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Prenatal & Maternity Massage Workshop

A Practical and Online Learning Experience

Prenatal  Massage Workshop

There is a growing demand for prenatal therapists. Pregnant women have limited options for pain management, mental and emotional health, and overall self-care. Furthermore, much of prenatal healthcare lacks a personal touch, making prenatal massage not only popular but also necessary for many women. As a Certified Prenatal RMT, you can have a profound influence on a woman's pregnancy, making her journey not only easier but also much more enjoyable. Happy, healthy mamas grow happy, healthy babies! Many more prenatal professionals such as MDs, Midwives, and OBGYNs are referring women for prenatal massage.

Level
Description
MTAS Credits
NHPC
Level A
Introduction to Prenatal Massage
27
Pending
Level B
Advanced Prenatal Massage
36.5
Pending
Level C
RMT Labour Support and Postpartum
42
Pending
Level B
Advanced Prenatal Massage
36.5
Level A
Introduction to Prenatal Massage
27
Relaxing Prenatal Massage
A soothing massage designed specifically for expecting mothers
60
Prenatal Bliss Massage
An indulgent massage session focusing on relaxation and rejuvenation for soon-to-be moms
75
Gentle Pregnancy Massage
A gentle and calming massage to help relieve pregnancy discomforts
45
Prenatal Serenity Massage
Experience a sense of serenity with this nurturing massage tailored for pregnant women
90
Pampering Pregnancy Massage
Indulge in a pampering session that aims to ease tension and promote well-being during pregnancy
120
DATES & LOCATION

Projected Date for Online Class Published: May 5, 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - Axiom Career College (Saskatoon, SK)

Saturday, October 19, 2024 - Axiom Career College (Saskatoon, SK)

Saturday, February 15, 2025 - Axiom Career College (Saskatoon, SK)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch & breaks included

Date & Loctions - Prenatal
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Introduction to Prenatal Massage

Level A:

Projected Date for Online Class Published: May 5, 2024

Cost

$250 (+GST)

Credits

27 Primary

Method

Online: 20 hours 

Practical: 7 hours

Designation

No (Upon completion of Level B)

This course delves into the intricate realm of prenatal massage therapy, offering a comprehensive understanding of the physiological and psychological dynamics of expectant mothers from conception through full term. Participants will explore the evolving anatomy and physiology of pregnant women, gaining insight into the unique demands placed on the body by a growing fetus. Additionally, the course will examine the psychosocial challenges encountered by expectant mothers, including considerations of family dynamics and partner support. Emphasizing the pivotal role of Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), the curriculum elucidates strategies for providing optimal support to pregnant clients. Participants will also acquire proficiency in identifying contraindications and precautions pertinent to prenatal massage, dispelling prevalent myths surrounding this specialized practice.

Advanced Prenatal Massage

Level B:

Projected Date for Online Class Published: May 12, 2024

Cost

$350 (+GST)

Credits

36.5 Primary

Method

Online: 30 hours 

Practical: 7 hours

Equipment

Recommended ($)

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Designation

Certified Prenatal

Prerequesite

Level A: Intro to Prenatal

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Explore advanced assessment and techniques for prenatal massage therapy, incorporating equipment and various non-Swedish massage techniques. Learn how to provide preconception support and treatment, and identify contraindications for high-risk pregnancies. Understand the physiology and symptoms of each trimester, including recognizing signs of early labor and supporting a woman's transition into motherhood. The primary practical objective will be treating a woman throughout her pregnancy using equipment. Completion of the advanced prenatal course grants you a professional designation as a 'Certified Prenatal' or 'CP' practitioner.

RMT Labour Support & Postpartum

Level C:

Projected Date for Online Class Published: July 31, 2024

Cost

$350 (+GST)

Credits

42 Primary

Method

Online: 35 hours 

Practical: 7 hours

Equipment

Blood Pressure Cuff

3-5 Pillows

Designation

Certified Labour RMT

Prerequesite

Level A: Intro to Prenatal

Level B: Advanced Prenatal

Learn about labor support as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), including acupressure techniques. This course does not certify you to be a doula, but its content was developed in collaboration with numerous doulas, midwives, and OBGYNs. If you're interested in diversifying your career, explore the niche market of RMT labor support. Assist women as they transition into motherhood, welcoming new life into the world. Gain knowledge about the stages of labor and learn techniques to support its progression, helping manage pain and reduce stress.

Active Learning

A High Academic Standard

Take your prenatal treatments beyond the basics taught in Rattray, with our extensive Prenatal & Maternity Massage Workshop. Have you ever been curious why we, as RMTs, are instructed not to treat specific areas on a pregnant woman's hands, ankles, and feet? Gain new knowledge about techniques, anatomy (of mother and baby), contraindications, specific acupressure points, equipment, proper positioning, and the massive physiological change that pregnant women undergo. Massage is one of the SAFEST modalities for pregnant women – learn about the myths of massage and miscarriage along with other misleading information.

"I just wanted to tell you that this course was absolutely fantastic! I learned so much! And it further reaffirmed how little they educate you about pregnant women in school."

Darcel Woytowich RMT, CP

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