TRIMESTERS Massage Therapy Education

Massage Therapy for Pregnancy

To register, contact

Cindy McNeely, R.M.T.
Toronto cell: 416-803-7092
Picton: 613-476-1116

or mail our registration form (PDF) to

11 Downes Ave.
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0

3 Day Course for Registered Massage Therapists and Massage Therapy Students.

Course Objectives

The goal of this 3 day, 20 hour course (2 days, 15 hours in New Brunswick) is to give the participants a solid theoretical and practical foundation for providing Massage Therapy for the pregnant client. The physical and emotional changes a woman experiences from preconception planning to the birth of the infant are considerable. After taking this course, the Massage Therapist/student will be able to provide safe, professional, and knowledgeable care for their pregnant clients.

Classes will be composed of practical instruction, videos, discussions, guest speakers, and lectures.

The participant will learn about:

  • Physiological and anatomical changes occuring during each trimester of pregnancy.
  • Theory and practical techniques for providing Massage Therapy, and self-care strategies for pregnant women.
  • Developing effective treatment strategies relevant to the client's goals, signs and symptoms, stage of pregnancy, and medical condition.
  • Hands-on practicum where participants can apply their learned skills directly in a clinical setting

Summary of Topics Covered

  • Becoming pregnant: preconception concerns
  • Choosing a caregiving team during pregnancy
  • Physical realities which may occur in each trimester and how the M.T. can facilitate increased ease related to these symptoms:
    • morning sickness, fatigue, breast tenderness
    • heartburn, varicose veins, abdominal changes
    • musculo-skeletal discomforts, postural changes, blood pressure issues
  • Hands on M.T. practice appropriate for each trimester which includes practice with positioning, draping, and technique application
  • Developing one’s clinical accumen:
    • Case History Information, medical issues, and contraindications
    • Adapting to the individuality of the pregnant woman and her health history
    • Providing safe and effective care which draws on pregnancy as a ‘normal’, healthy event in the life of the woman
  • Stress and emotional factors which can impact on the pregnant woman
  • Self-care exercises and hydrotherapy during pregnancy
  • M.T. preparation for the birthing experience
  • Marketing strategies for establishing a well known Perinatal Clinical practice
  • Community resources & making appropriate referrals

'Massage Therapy for Pregnancy' is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists (C.M.T.O.) for 10 Continuing Education Credits.

Next course dates:
September 25-27, 2015, Toronto
November 13-15, 2015, London, Ontario

Space in this popular course is limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.