There are so many different pregnancy massage courses around it can be difficult to choose the right one for you and your practise. When making your decision it is important to ensure that the trainer is well qualified as well as experienced and that the course is accredited with a recognised company that will be accepted by an insurance company, otherwise you are wasting your hard earned money.
The recession has hit many businesses and therapists continue to find a way diversify and grow their business profitably and with little extra to pay out in overheads.
Gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Prenatal Massage with Comfy Spa Training enables you to specialise in Spa Pregnancy Massage. This course enables you to study over 7 days including one day assessment. This is an Ideal Opportunity for you to study at your own pace at work or home.
This course is a true Luxury Spa Pamper Treatment for expectant mothers. The treatment includes a welcome massage, non shower exfoliation, ritual full body massage and beautiful treatment masques to the baby bump. Such a unique Luxury Spa Prenatal Treatment will set you apart from standard pregnancy massage therapists and offer you a real competitive edge to help you build your business.
Massage through the ages is renowned for its beneficial, therapeutic and relaxation benefits. Massage is beneficial through all stages of life and can be delivered safely throughout all stages of pregnancy after the first trimester (first 12 weeks). Regular massage can help prepare a mum to be for a smooth delivery of her baby.
With the continually growing belly causing more discomfort, fluid retention and joint aches and pains, massage can bring a great relief.
Pregnancy massage therapy (prenatal) is different to normal massage and the therapist needs to have the correct knowledge & skills to safely & effectively carry out this treatment. A women’s body can be particularly sensitive at this time and care with pressure and pressure points is important.
Extra attention and special care is needed in making a pregnant lady comfortable on the couch. If she is not comfortable or supported correctly she will not be able to relax and enjoy her treatment. This course will show you one of the best ways to achieve this.
Advantages of Prenatal Massage
We highly recommend using The Comfy Client Cushion to make your client comfortable and to also support the growing bump during all stages of pregnancy.
Advantages of Prenatal Massage that a Mum to be may experience:
- Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
- Helps relieve sciatic pain
- Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the lower back, neck & shoulders, hip discomfort and calf cramps. It also helps with tension and tightening that can be experienced throughout the whole of the body
- Tones loose muscles and relaxes tense muscles helping to increase overall flexibility.
- Helps with relaxation which in turn can decrease insomnia
- Increases blood and lymph flow which can help increase the elimination of toxins through the circulatory and lymphatic systems, this improved flow of energy can also help with fatigue.
- Relaxing – massage provides a nurturing, soothing touch, which promotes
the release of emotional and psychical tension.
- Massage can help prepare the body for childbirth by loosening the pelvis and ridding the body of excess tension prior to the onset of labour.
Essential Oils during pregnancy massage.
DO NOT use essential oils unless you are a qualified aromatherapist or unless they have been preblended by a professional qualified aromatherapist or reputable supplier. Certain essential oils can stimulate contractions.
Mandarin essential oil blended in suitable base oils is considered safe. It is a cheery, uplifting, soothing oil and is particularly good for calming the nervous system. The mixing of oils and balms is covered in more detail during the course.
Mums to be are encouraged to have treatment every 3-4 weeks until the third trimester, and then every 2-3 weeks is recommended. Never offer treatments during the first trimester.
Special Offer: All Prenatal Spa Massage Courses will include the additional training of Belly Casting completely free of charge!
Belly Casting is a great keepsake for the mum to be. The casting is generally offered during the last 3 weeks of pregnancy. Some parents put a warm blanket inside the belly cast and when baby arrives the shape of the belly offers familiarity to the baby enabling the baby to feel safe and comfortable.
Therapists learn how to perform casting using medical grade equipment that is completely safe for mum and baby. In addition to the Spa Massage Therapy therapists can charge an additional £25-£40!
Advance your career and improve your business opportunities when you add a specialist treatment to your service menu. Additional business opportunities can be found at your local hospital, ask for a contact at the maternity department, this can help you to quickly develop a new loyal client base. Simply leaving leaflets there and at GP reception areas can encourage new mums to be to pay you a visit.
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Post Graduate 7 Day Course (Home study, online & 1 day assessment).
49 CPD Points. CMA Accredited. FHT Accredited.
Free Belly Casting
See website for other courses including Luxury Face, Body and Advanced Intimate Waxing plus Inch Loss Body Wraps. Comfy Spa Training will be offering more Luxury Spa Courses next year including Post Natal Massage, Luxury Facials and Advanced Beauty Techniques.
7 Day course with pre-course study, online tutorial and in-house practical at our Staffordshire Spa or a choice of venues in the North, Midlands and South.
49 CPD points. Accredited with CMA & FHT.
Courses run every 2 weeks on a Sunday or Monday throughout the year.
Tel Office: 01782 285545 or Spa: 01782 639777 to book. £160 + VAT