Pregnancy Massage

Our pregnancy massage C.P.D. (Continuous Professional Development) course will teach the therapist about the physical changes that accompany each trimester including postural adaptations. It will include contraindications to pregnancy massage and indications (benefits) for minor ailments such as back ache, fatigue, fluid retention, headaches and leg cramps.

The practical sessions will teach the therapist how to adapt their body, face and scalp massage to the pregnant client. This will include specific instruction on the location of supports in the side lying and semi-reclined positions. The techniques taught will target the muscles most affected by postural changes during pregnancy which will include work on piriformis, quadratus lumborum, tensor fascia lata and the balance between hamstrings and quadriceps. This is a very informative workshop which covers special considerations for the pregnant client and will equip the therapsit to treat pregnant clients with confidence, understanding and the utmost care.

Starting: Saturday 5th September 2020

Cost of Course: €225

The CPD course in Pregnancy Massage includes:

  • Draping, support and positioning for the pregnant client
  • The development of the baby,
  • Postural changes and adaptations during pregnancy
  • Benefits of Prenatal and Perinatal Massage
  • High risk pregnancies
  • Contraindication specific to the pregnant client
  • Special cautions and considerations for the pregnant client
  • Myoskeletal techniques to promote muscle balance during pregnancy
  • Pain referral patterns of the uterine ligaments and techniques to reduce ligament pain.
  • In take form for the pregnant client
  • Home care for the pregnant client



The award is issued by the Holistic College Dublin.


ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage including level 3 Anatomy & Physiology or equivalent


This award is based on five Case Studies and theory exam.

Each Student Requires

  • 1 Pillow
  • 1 Pillow Case
  • 2 Towels

Times & Dates

Starting: Saturday 5th September 2020

Completion Date: Sunday 6th September 2020

Saturday & Sunday   10am - 5pm


& 6th

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