Carole Osborne

Carole has dedicated over 35 years of her professional career to developing prenatal and infant massage therapy as a practitioner and an award-winning, international educator.  Carole won the Jerome Perlinski National Teacher of the Year Award from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools in 2008.

Carole has trained thousands of massage therapists and other perinatal specialists in her Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy certification workshops. Her work focuses on facilitating somato-emotional and neuromuscular integration, particularly related to childbearing, trauma, substance and eating disorders, self-image, and nurturing. Carole studied at the Arica Institute, with Milton Trager, and Tai chi with Master Abraham Liu, and in an apprenticeship with Edward Maupin, Ph.D., learning the structural approach of Ida P. Rolf.

In 1977, she co-founded the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB), in San Diego, California, where she continues to teach. She is the author of two books, Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy and Deep Tissue Sculpting.  She is also a contributing author to Teaching Massage: Fundamental Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors, and a frequent contributor to professional periodicals and on-line resources.

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