Pregnancy Massage 101 » Respiratory and Digestive System Adaptations

Instructor: Carole Osborne

Respiratory and Digestive System Adaptations

During pregnancy, progesterone, estrogen and other prenatal hormones usually guarantee efficient breathing, digestion, and elimination for two (or more!), but not without a price.

Common pregnancy companions in these systems include:
shortness of breath
nausea, gastric reflux
urinary frequency and incontinence

In this course we will explore these complaints, their implications for safety guidelines, and how to reduce their negative impact by our positioning and technique modifications and emphasis. Helping our clients maximize their breathing capacity as an integral part of stress reduction 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
TOTAL: 6 CE hours

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