Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Specialization

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Specialization
with Body Therapy Education

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm

$750 - 32 CE


About the Workshop

If working with clients throughout their pregnancies, births, and postpartum time is your desire, then this is THE in-depth hands-on specialty workshop that covers it all. It might be tempting to take a shorter, online prenatal massage course, but consider the additional value of your investment in our in-depth hands-on workshop:

  • Boosted confidence with a splendid new repertoire of skills
  • Expanded techniques for all clients needing side-lying adaptations
  • More appeal and retention of clientele for the entire childbearing cycle
  • Extended career longevity with more stress-free body mechanics

Move far beyond basic adaptations of general massage with condition-specific techniques, applicable research and evidence, ethics discussions, marketing and practice management tips, and guidance for communicating and collaborating with other healthcare providers. This hands-on intensive workshop is a prerequisite to an optional certification of your skills and knowledge that you or your employers, health care organizations, or hospitals may require.

“Sidelying positioning is fantastic, and I find it has many broad applications. I have trained under many talented instructors, but these pre-and perinatal techniques are the skills I use the most. I now have a successful practice which supports my entire family.” CMT, New York, NY

Learning outcomes: 

  1. Understand and empathize with the physiological, psychological, and structural experiences of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period in women's lives.
  1. Utilize pre- & perinatal massage therapy in a judicious manner, with recognition and understanding of the contraindications, possible complications, and risk factors of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
  1. Perform therapeutic sessions that reduce common pregnancy and postpartum pain, dysfunctions, and concerns; provide nurturing support; and enhance the childbearing experience.
  1. Utilize techniques that prepare the client for labor.
  1. Facilitate the birthing process with relaxation and comforting massage techniques for the laboring woman.
  1. Educate pregnant clients on appropriate prenatal & postpartum body use and posture.

“Taking this class has had a profound impact on my life. Thank you for helping me to find work that I simply LOVE doing.” RMT, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“This is by far the best organized and professionally done workshop I’ve taken. Lots of great, relevant information presented clearly by very competent, caring instructors” MT

You’re also more likely to retain your clients if you can provide exceptional pre-and perinatal massage therapy for them throughout this timeline that spans well more than a year. 

About the Instructor

Headshot of Pamela Guldi

Pamela Guldi LMT, CD (DONA): In 1992, I was licensed as a massage therapist, and after more than 20 years, I am as passionate about therapeutic touch as I was in the beginning. I have practiced in a variety of modalities, including medical & sports massage, deep tissue, Ayurveda, and pregnancy & infant massage. My joy for working with women in the childbearing year began before the birth of my first child in 1996, when I attended doula training through the Florida School of Acupuncture and Midwifery and then through Doulas of North America.

Shortly thereafter, I earned prenatal certification with Carole Osborne in 2000 and began working as a teaching assistant to Carole in 2002. Carole’s techniques and deep tissue sculpting work has shaped my massage practice over the years. The foundation for my current women’s wellness practice was laid with thatearly perinatal training with Carole, along with having midwife Jennie Joseph support me at the birth of my three children, obtaining certification as a mentor and doula with Birthing From Within, earning certification in medical massage, studying with Rosita Arvigo, and gaining certification in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. I am the owner and principal therapist of Motherlove Massage in Cooca, FL. Joining Carole’s teaching team and sharing her wisdom of perinatal massage education is an honor.