(Video) Kate Jordan: Manual Therapy Treatment for Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

by Kate Jordan, Developer of Bodywork for the Childbearing Year www.katejordanseminars.com/Def... .Kate talks about lower back pain in pregnancy and demonstrates some techniques to use to minimize or eliminate back pain. Kate is using massage equipment created by Oakworks www.massagetables.com https://youtu.be/FMS4A_Ckmu8 Kate Jordan is a pioneer in the field of massage therapy for pregn...
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Pregnancy Massage – Touch for the Mom-To-Be

Pregnancy is nine transformative months full of excitement, planning, and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects. But you don't have to suffer in silence. The gentle, noninvasive approach of pregnancy massage can ease your discomfort, help you prepare for labor, give you the emotional support of a caring practitioner, and bring back a ...
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Ease Growing Pains with Infant Massage

by Gina Michelle I'm writing this after a night when I was awakened by my 2-year-old at 4:00 a.m. He was pointing to his legs and saying, "Ow! Ow!" His first growing pains were here. The childhood leg aches we call "growing pains" are normal, though nobody knows exactly why they happen. The massage therapist in me feels it may be a little inflammation cycle that kids experience after a hard...
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Becoming a Real Specialist in Pregnancy Massage

by Kate Jordan, developer of Bodywork for the Childbearing Year I’m told over and over by my pregnant clients that they’ve never had a pregnancy massage like this-one that was comfortable, relaxing, but that also effectively addressed the unique concerns of pregnancy, whether it was back pain, leg cramps, or the best sleeping position. While many massage curricula may introduce the subject of ...
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Anatomy Review: Pregnancy Massage and the Migration of Fascia

Did you know it is basically a law of structure that under compression fascia will "migrate" laterally? Think of pressing down on a beach ball. The more you press, the further out each of its color segments would get. This is exactly what happens to the pregnant woman under the compression of the extra weight carried during pregnancy. The muscles and fascia under compression particularly in the...
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Three Myths Busted | Why You Need a Pregnancy Massage Course

By Jennifer Shaw, Austin Massage Therapist and Guest Blogger Even the seasoned massage therapist probably remembers the first time they worked on a pregnant massage client. When we reached the pregnancy portion of our massage training, I remember being terrified by prenatal massage. Even in my practice now – four years after my certification, when a new client comes in and shows up pregnant, I ...
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Massage CEU: Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage and Minefields

By Ritchie Mintz Performing Therapeutic Bodywork on a pregnant woman is tricky business. There are minefields to navigate. One such minefield is the possibility that she might go into early labor and miscarry. The odds are slim that bodywork could cause such an event but the possibility is very real. There are acupuncture points that can trigger labor (more on this later). I would be very up...
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Massage CE: Pregnancy and Therapeutic Bodywork

By Ritchie Mintz My interest in post-pregnancy Rolfing® Structural Integration wasn’t idle curiosity but a trial by fire for all concerned. The ink on my Rolfing certificate was still wet when my first-born child, a daughter, was delivered C-section. I was overwhelmed by bills from not working during my 2-month final practitioner training, debt from the surgical birth, a hurting wife and a c...
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Pregnancy Massage & the Side-lying Position

Do you have a new massage client who is pregnant? If so, it's important to be comfortable with working on them in the side-lying position - especially if they are considered "high risk." Kate Jordan, nationally-recognized presenter of Bodywork for the Childbearing Year says, "When working with a high-risk pregnant client, it becomes even more important to observe basic precautions and contraind...
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Massage CE: Pregnancy Massage with Kathy Benayoun

According to Kate Jordan, nationally-recognized pregnancy massage educator, "Pregnancy massage and massage for labor and postpartum recuperation is the newest option for women who want an optimum pregnancy outcome. As more [massage] therapists are trained to provide pregnancy-specific massage therapy, many women are being exposed to its potential and enjoying its benefits." Video: Kathy B...
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