Prepare yourself with up-to-date information about prenatal massage in the Fourth Edition of Massage During Pregnancy. Material covers anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, emotional adjustments, the role of the massage therapist as a member of the prenatal care team, labor support, and the postpartum period. Latest medical research includes a study on the use of ice massage for the reduction of labor pain. Material includes supporting research for contraindications of massage. Supine Hypotensive Syndrome and Deep Vein Thrombosis are described in detail. This edition also includes a chapter with Frequently Asked Questions from readers over the past eight years. It is worth 12 CE hours. Because this course is written by Bette Waters, online testing is not available.
The first book ever written for the Therapeutic Massage Profession has been updated for 2010. The material in the research study outlined in the book "Ice Massage for the Reduction of Labor Pain," was published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Sep/Oct 2003, and in 2009 was chosen to appear in the book Midwifery Best Practice, Vol. 5.
Since its first edition in 1995, this book has taken on a life of its own as a textbook for colleges who teach massage, as a home study program for massage therapists, and as a guide book for pregnant women. The home study is approved by NCBTMB and the State of Florida for 12 hours of Continuing Education.
The research in this edition has been updated. The chapter on postpartum has been expanded to include a tool for the pregnant client to use in making plans for after the baby is born that can be developed into a marketing freebie for the therapist.
The Frequently Asked Question chapter is enlarged. All the original graphics are there with some new ones. The cover has been given an exciting update by graphic designer, Jonathan Fackler.
You Will Receive:
Massage During Pregnancy textbook, by Bette Waters, guide with instructions, exam of 24 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
Ordering Options: Course materials mailed to you. Exam is completed on paper. When customer gets the book they use their receipt to be send in with the test to show payment has been made then Bette Water sends them a certificate
Cost includes all books and test materials needed. All courses which are tested online include an Instant Certificate!