A Practical and Online Learning Experience
Prenatal & Maternity Massage Workshop
Our Continuing Education for Massage Therapists is "Blended" meaning it is online and hands-on. Our qualified and experienced teacher serves as facilitator of the learning process. Instead of simply lecturing, she guides students by helping make sense of course materials, encouraging them to ask questions and explore solutions, and promoting the use of resources outside of the classroom and in your practice. Start your online class at any time and have access until your practicum (online class must be completed prior to practicum). We have partnered with Body Support Systems and extend our educators discount to participants. To learn more about the program and practicum check out our FAQs below!
Rebecca call or text: 306.291.3966
Prerequisites: Minimum 2,200-hour diploma
Must be a Registered, Licensed Massage Therapist or 2nd-Year Massage student of a 2,200(+) hour program
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.
You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers
What Does "Blended" Workshop Mean?
What does "blended" workshop mean?
There are two parts to the workshop; an Online & Practical portion. Certificate issued upon successful completion of both online & practical.
Online class & assignment: To be completed by everyone (60% pass). NO EXAMS!
Practical Portion: There are 2 options to complete the practical; in-person Practical Applications Day or additional assignments for those who unable to attend the practicum (distance education).
$620 (+GST) - Saskatchewan
$650(+GST) - All other provinces
Online & Practicum included in price.
When Registering / Paying – choose practical option from list provided
What is the Time Commitment?
Online Class: 30-40 hours (including completion of assignment)
How Long is this Program Available?
How long is this program available?
Axiom Career College Prenatal & Maternity Workshop is available indefinitely, meaning we will continue to offer this program as long as we are operating. Our school is based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and our program(s) will be offered to Massage Therapists on a annual bases. Occasionally we travel and venture out to other areas and provinces. If you would like to have our Prenatal practicum come to you, please contact us! We need a minimum of 5 participants and would love to come to your area.
What are the Benefits of an Online Class?
What are the benefits of an online class?
No time off work, resulting in lost income.
No need to book hotels for extended stay.
Online class available around YOUR schedule.
Work at your own pace (prevents your brain from melting and results in the ability to retain higher amounts of information).
Instructor is accessible to answer your question, comments and needs in a timely fashion.
Program is accessible on your computer, tablet or smart phone for your convenience.
When Can I Start the Online Class?
When can I start the online class?
You may register and start the online class at any time!
Attend one of our upcoming Practical Application Day(s).Dates and locations listed above.
We have partnered with Body Support Systems and extend our educators discount to participants. The body cushion for pregnancy is a revolutionary system that promotes optimal position for expectant mother and baby. The comfort and safety of the body cushion is unmatched. The body cushion and other equipment is used and explored for all its pros and cons during the practicum, so you may make an informed choice as to what is best for your practice. The practicum gives you the opportunity to explore your options, test equipment out, experience equipment’s as a patient and work with it as a therapist. Axiom organizes demos mama’s for you to put theory into practice.
What If I Am Unable to Attend a Practicum Due to Distance or Illness?
What if I am unable to attend a practicum due to distance or illness??
No worries! We have an option for distance education to complete the practical portion. (60% pass, 10-15 hours to complete)
1. Submit a video assignment that outlines the practical acupressure points and prenatal techniques that are demonstrated in the online platform.
2. Complete 3 prenatal treatments; submit your SOAP notes and a questionnaire (completed by patient).
*All assignment details and questionnaire forms are available for download through the online platform.
What Associations Recognize This Program?
What associations recognize this program?
MTAS 37.5 Primary Credits
NHPC 15 Primary Credits
CRMTA: 10 Continuing Educational Credits
MTAA: 37 Primary Credits
RMTA: 10 Primary Credits
Does the Online Class Have to Be Done Before the Practicum?
Does the online class have to be done before the practicum?
Can I Register Prior to 30 Days From the Practicum and Have Access to the Online Class?
Can I register prior to 30 days from the practicum and have access to the online class?
Do I Have to Provide My Own Pregnant Patient For the Practicum?
Do I have to provide my own pregnant patient for the practicum?
How Do I Register for Prenatal & Maternity Massage Workshop?
About Prenatal Massage
There is a growing demand for prenatal therapists. Pregnant women are limited on their options for pain management, mental and emotional health, and overall self-care. Furthermore, much of prenatal health care is void of personal touch making Prenatal Massage not only popular but also necessary for many women. You, as Certified Prenatal, RMT, can have profound influence on a woman's pregnancy, making her journey not only easier but much more enjoyable. Happy healthy mama's grow happy healthy babies! Many more prenatal professionals such as MDs, Midwives, and OBGYNs are referring women for Prenatal Massage.
Material covered includes conception, pregnancy, prelabour, labour, postpartum, and how massage and acupressure can influence and help each of these stages. Learn about different techniques, acupressure points, proper assessment, positioning (much more than sideline!), equipment, and essential oils that are recommended and contraindicated for prenatal massage. Learn how to teach soon-to-be mama's vital home care that will not only prepare them for labour but also help promote an easier labour. We will explore marketing opportunities and you will gain access to tools that can significantly help you grow your business!
Prenatal & Maternity Massage is an integrative, fun, exciting, and safe learning experience. We use a combination of Online (learn at your own pace), lectures, treatments, and hands-on learning with equipment for you to develop into a confident Prenatal RMT. An online assignment, which doubles as a take-home quick reference, helps you organize all the relevant material into one handy little package for future use. NO Exams for you!
This workshop is taught by an RMT for RMTs. Rebecca Bekolay, RMT, is an 10 year veteran that is passionate about her industry; she is also a mother! She has worked in conjunction with many other professionals such as Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists, Midwives, MDs, and OBGYNs to treat pregnant women. In her experience she has encountered high-risk pregnancies, multiples, textbook pregnancies, and cesarean sections to name a few. She adopts the idea that a person can always learn something new and she is very excited to share with you the joys of being a Certified Prenatal, Registered Massage Therapist.
"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 CP, RMT
"The online learning worked really well for me - I like to be able to go at things at my own pace. I found the information to be in depth, covering much more information than I anticipated. I feel much more confident in my ability to appropriately treat a pregnant mama and excited to try the hands on techniques. Thanks again!"
Lizz Botrel CP, MT
"I want to thank you for setting up the course this way (online). It was very informative and laid out very well! It was also very handy to be able to do it at my own pace!"
Denyé Pegg CP, RMT
"This class was informative and detailed. I enjoyed it even more than I expected! I'm very excited to take my practice in this direction. Thank you!"
Afton McElroy CP, RMT
"I highly recommend this course to RMTs interested in providing maternal massage care. After completing the course I feel very confident to provide a safe and effective prenatal and maternity massage to my pregnant patients. The assignment that turn into a quick reference guide and is an invaluable tool. Thanks Rebecca."
Dorothy Heimersson CP, RMT
"Thank you for everything. Rebecca I have taken so many courses but this was the absolute best one. You are such a great instructor"
Brenda Schlamp CP, RMT of 23 years
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