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As a student nearing the end of my coursework and studying for certication, I know that I want to focus on pre and post natal massage.  What education (CEUs, books, DVDs, etc) would you recommend as must haves to be successful?

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Hi Tyrika,

Well, you would definitely want to take one of the best-known courses in prenatal massage, such as those offered by Elaine Stillerman, Carole Osborne-Sheets, Kate Jordan, Claire Marie Miller, to name a few. The books and DVDs by those same authors are very helpful as well, but I definitely recommend the seminar training. I have a clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah that is exclusively for childbearing women, and would love to answer any of your questions along the way. Where are you located?

Feel free to email me at info@SLCPrenatalMassage.com. Best of luck to you.

Rebecca Overson LMT
Salt Lake Prenatal Massage
Thanks for responding Rebecca. I'm in Houston. I've looked at the resources available from the experts you listed below. I will have to start with books and dvds it appears since none of the courses will be very near to me anytime soon. I will plan to take a hands on type course to supplement these resources.

Thanks for your insight. I'll be certain to keep in touch. Hopefully a few others will chime in with info or advice as well.

Love and blessings!

Rebecca Overson said:
Hi Tyrika,

Well, you would definitely want to take one of the best-known courses in prenatal massage, such as those offered by Elaine Stillerman, Carole Osborne-Sheets, Kate Jordan, Claire Marie Miller, to name a few. The books and DVDs by those same authors are very helpful as well, but I definitely recommend the seminar training. I have a clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah that is exclusively for childbearing women, and would love to answer any of your questions along the way. Where are you located?

Feel free to email me at info@SLCPrenatalMassage.com. Best of luck to you.

Rebecca Overson LMT
Salt Lake Prenatal Massage

I took a side lying and infant massage class at my school, it was just an intro but I got some wonderful information. I will be taking prenatal later on but those classes were more in dept for the overall side lying for anyone and just the infant. The books recommended are a bit old but can be found at the library. These books might help:

 

Okay so this may or not help... for side lying (is more pre-natal)

 

"Massage for the hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client"

by Gayle MacDonald

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins printed in the USA,2005

 

 

"Natural childbirth, The Eastern Way"

by Wataru Oharshi with Mary Hoover

Ballantine books, printed in New York, NY 1983

 

"The Book of Shiatsu "

by Paul lundberg

Fireside Book

Simon & Schuster Inc

Gaia Books ltd. 1992

 

Video

"side-lying Therapeutice Massage"

by Ralph Stephens

Cedar Rapids, IA 1999

 

 

Infant massage (Post-natal for baby and mother bonding but can be taught to mother) books

 

 

1.)    "Advances in Touch", Pediatric Round Table 14, Johnson and Johnson,1990

 

2.)   Bauer, Catheryn, Acupressure for Women, Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1987

 

3.)   Flaws, Bob, The Path of Pregnancy-Classical Chinese Medical Perspectives on Conception, Pregancy, Delivery and post Partum Care for mother, Child and Father, Boulder, CO: Blue Poppy Press, 1982.

 

4.) "The Many Facets Of Touch." Pediatric Round Table 10, Johnson and Johnson, 1990.

 

 

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