Prenatal Massage Safety Essentials

September 18, 2022 : 9:00am - 5:00pm


Course: Prenatal Massage Safety Essentials

Instructor: Margi Hadom

7 CEs

Date & Time: Sunday, September 18th | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lunch will be provided during the hour break!

Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites in Springfield, MA

Cost: AMTA Members $95 | Non-AMTA members $125

Class Description: Safe, effective prenatal massage starts here! Learn details about how each body system normally adapts to pregnancy. Increase your understanding of common musculoskeletal and other prenatal complaints, technique precautions and guidelines, the importance of autonomic sedation, positioning options for each trimester, and principles for determining technique safety. You will gain a solid foundation for working with clients having normal, low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies using the skills you already know and practice. This course is primarily lecture and discussion. We will only be doing a tiny amount of actual hands on work, but we’ll be doing a lot of experimenting with draping and bolstering.

Each student should bring:

• 6 - 8 pillows - however, if you have a bolstering system (bodyCushion or Oakworks Side Lying Positioning System) please bring it along!

• a king size pillowcase and a hand towel

• a set of sheets plus 1 flat sheet (1 fitted and 2 flat sheets)

• pen and paper to take notes with

• lubricant/oil

• a massage table (we’ll need one table for every two people, so if people want to coordinate and bring one table for a pair of people, that’s fine)

COVID-19 Information: As there is still a pandemic happening, we understand your concerns about attending an in-person class. Masks are required for non-vaccinated attendees. Otherwise, we will follow state and local guidelines and precautions. The AMTA-MA Chapter will give a full refund for the course if you suddenly become symptomatic before the class or if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 within 14 days of the class.

For any other reason, the AMTA-MA Chapter has a no refund policy. We are happy to allow you to transfer your unused education credit to a future AMTA-MA Chapter event. In the event you have to reschedule, please email and we will issue you an AMTA-MA Chapter Education Credit valid for one year.