Massage in Pregnancy & Childbirth

Massage in Pregnancy & Childbirth
20th Nov 2022

This course is designed to instruct qualified massage practitioners in the safe use of massage in pregnancy and childbirth. The course aims to dispel ill-founded fears around massage and pregnancy whilst still working within safe guidelines.


We are working within recommended Covid19 protocols so:

Theory will be delivered online – you will be given access to the tutorial approx. 1 week before the practical session

Practical Teaching – will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Newport 9.30am to approx 3pm - a face mask must be worn

5 CPD Points

Prerequisite: You must have a minimum Level 3 body massage certificate i.e. VTCT, ITEC, C+G, MTI swedish, holistic, aromatherapy or sports massage

You will learn how to position clients for effective massage treatment. During the teaching sessions students will work on each other, improvising the positions which may need to be adopted for treating a pregnant client.

At the end of this thoroughly interesting and enjoyable course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of recent research into the applications of massage in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Explain the benefits of massage for mother and child.
  • Identify contra-indications to massage in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Explain the necessary safety issues concerning the use of massage in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main stages of pregnancy and childbirth.


"The course was very well organised with clear communication. I had recieved all the additional resources in advance of the course, which allowed me to review and recap with plenty of time to digest the information. I felt everyone had plenty of time to go through the practical elements, nothing was rushed. All questions answered.

Julie was very warm and welcoming. She gave very good feedback, constructive criticism and positive reinforcement when required. This course empowered me to use my training and techniques in a positive manner to be able to successfully cater and treat pregnant women, so neither the client or therapist misses out. Would recommend this course for any complementary, holistic or sports therapist. Amy J Nov 2021

"I just want to say how much I enjoyed the course on Monday. It was extremely informative and I now feel confident to treat pregnant clients. It met all my expectations and then some! Julie was an amazing tutor who really inspired me!!" LM

"Just massaged a client who was 38 weeks pregnant, all over massage including the "bump", thanks to your training I feel so confident doing pregnant ladies and their babies. I so LOVE my job. Could do with a few more clients though! Thanks again ;-)"

"A thoroughly enjoyable course. I have learned a lot today, very useful for my career. Julie is an excellent tutor. The whole day was very well planned and paced"

"I feel confident was massage a pregnant lady now and know how to positione her so that she's comfortable"

Course Hours:
9.30am to approx 3pm
Holiday Inn Express,
Lakeside Drive,
NP10 8BD
(Near Cardiff and just 15 minutes from the Severn Crossing. Free all-day parking)
Course Tutor:
Julie Duffy
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