Pregnancy Massage 101 » Musculoskeletal System Adaptations 1

Instructor: Carole Osborne

Musculoskeletal System Adaptations 1

Experienced prenatal massage therapists know that relief from musculoskeletal aches and pains is the primary motivator for their clients seeking therapy, more often in their back and pelvis. In this course, we will overview why their growing bellies strain their structural integrity, create trigger points and functional adaptations, and result in backache, ribcage pain, and headaches.

Because these same sensations may also be signs of developing prenatal complications, we will establish criteria that you can use in assessing whether and how to proceed when they occur, and when to refer for medical or midwifery evaluation. With so much attention needed on the "pregnant pelvis," we will also establish safe guidelines for avoiding unwanted reflexes at the sacrum and maintaining integrity and alignment when the pelvis is instable. The lumbosacral joint will be the focus of our technique spotlight.

You agree to these terms if you purchase this course:

1. You understand that this course offers reliable, yet limited education in prenatal massage therapy; therefore, this is not a certification program.

2. You understand that this course provides continuing education hours, and completion of this course does not imply certification, endorsement, or authorization of any sort for your practice or teaching of prenatal massage therapy; therefore, you agree to not represent yourself directly or by implication in marketing activities or any communications to clients or others that you are certified, endorsed, or authorized by the Benjamin Institute, or any other agency to practice or teach prenatal massage therapy on the basis of participation in this course.

3. You agree to conduct your practice of prenatal massage therapy in accordance with the ethical and legal guidelines of the organizations to which you belong or by which you are licensed or registered.


By purchasing this product, you verify your understanding of and agreement to these three statements and limitations.  

Series: Pregnancy Massage 101


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Continuing Education Hours
Fostering a Healthy Pregnancy: 1
Cardiovascular Adaptations: 1
Respiratory and Digestive System Adaptations: 1
Musculoskeletal System Adaptations 1: 1
Musculoskeletal System Adaptations 2: 1
Practice-Based Decision Making: 1
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TOTAL: 6 CE hours

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