Massage for Maternity
Massage Workshops for Midwives & MCAs
Next dates for 2022
18th June 2022 9-5
July; UWE Student Midwife wksps
24th september 2022
Would you like a free place? Organise a one day workshop at your university or hospital;
please call or email me to arrange
Pre-workshop learning and one day practical.
Explore the history and traditional use of massage in various cultures
Discover how massage and positive touch has been used within midwifery around the world and as part of midwifery practice in the UK.
Explore the known benefits of massage and positive touch, specifically regarding physical and emotional experiences of pregnancy and birth and in reflection of my philosophy of ‘Calm, Comfort & Connection’.
To explore and explain the nature and experiences of antenatal anxiety, and how massage can alleviate symptoms
Discuss the benefits of massage for the pregnancy, the partner and the unborn baby.
Define contraindications and cautions to massage in the perinatal period, developing knowledge on when massage is not suitable and when techniques can be safely adapted.
Explore the practicalities of giving and receiving massage.
Observe core massage techniques for birth positions, understand how to apply pressure without tiredness and get honest feedback from the massage receiver.
Consider how to support those giving massage; understanding efficient, supportive and safe body mechanics, dos and don’ts, creating a place for massage.
Practicalities of massage; Explore massage techniques , experience subjective experiences of touch. through clothes and on skin using oil. Discuss the benefits of each mode.
Consider how partners can use these techniques in various ways at home and in their chosen place of birth; for late pregnancy and all stages and places of labour and birth.
Keeping a ‘Continuity of Calm’; massage and positive touch that supports times of change
The workshop will take place in my home studio
Lower Chapel Lane, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2RH.
Course costs; £125 (£10 discount if paid in full)
Student midwives £75
If you would prefer to spread the payment, please pay £50 deposit at booking, which will secure your place.
Further payment of £75 required 4 wks before the course.
Deposit is non-returnable unless your place is cancelled prior to 4 weeks before the booked workshop.
Please contact me for payment details and further workshop information
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