Leslie is an NCBTMB provider. This course offers 8 NCBTMB approved CE’s.
The new mother undergoes numerous physiological changes requiring specific massage techniques and precautions. Acupressure, Swedish massage, myofascial release, stretches, postural realignment, core re-energizing and hydrotherapy are all helpful techniques.
- General postnatal toning techniques
- Postpartum renewal acupressure
- Positioning concerns during postpartum
- Breast massage to facilitate optimal lactation
- Post-birth pelvic realignment
- Postural rebalancing
- Abdominal renewal techniques
- Uterine massage
- Approaches to surgical interventions & recovery
- Cesarean scar tissue
- Multicultural approaches to care of the new family
Combine with the other courses: Prenatal Bodywork Training, and Massage & Acupressure for Birth, plus 10 case studies, and a pregnancy-related project and receive the 65-hour MotherTouchTM Maternity Massage Certification.
A student speaks about her experience in the Bodywork for the New Mother class: “Warmth. Safety. Belonging. Wholeness. These sensations and emotions flooded through me as I experienced the “closing of the bones” ceremony. Healing. Completeness. Power. Trust. The emotions enveloped me like the blanket that wrapped tightly around me; I was cocooned with the unity of sisterhood that we all share. The women lifted me gently in the blanket womb and began rocking me. I could feel their collective strength as they rocked reassuringly. Carrying me. Sharing their united womanhood and sealing it up inside me. When the blanket cocoon was opened I had metamorphasized. I came out a stronger woman.” M.Y. (Maternity Massage student)