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Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education Courses

All course start dates are subject to change for each location based upon class sizes at enrolment.
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Prenatal Massage Therapy Level One (Foundation Techniques) with Lauryn Johnston

This two day course is designed to teach massage therapists how to safely modify massage routines and techniques to meet the needs of pregnant women . You will be learn basic prenatal, physiological and structural changes that pregnant women typically experience. We will be creating a foundation to practice techniques that will be safe and effective for low risk, uncomplicated pregnancies.

The student will be able to:

  • Identify normal structural, functional, emotional, and physiological prenatal changes relevant to massage therapy practices.
  • Identify modifications, precautions, and contra-indicated practices to safely perform massage therapy during low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies.
  • Recognize the symptoms of prenatal complications and high risk factors to know when to refer and when to withhold massage therapy.
  • Techniques for supine, sidelying, and semi reclining positions and to most effectively respond to the needs of pregnant clients.

Required Textbook
Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy, second edition by Carole Osborne

Equipment and supplies needed:
• 3-6 pillows
• Linen, including breast drapes (twin sized fitted and flat sheets, bath size towel or king size pillowcase ideal)
• Textbook for reference (Pre-reading & focus study on Chapters 1 through 4)

Case study and online quiz - Present one case of a minimum of two prenatal massages after the 12wks and complete an online test to gain your certificate.

Dates:

Wellington Campus

  • 1 and 2 December 2017
  • 19 and 20 January 2018

Times: 9am-4pm

Price:

$295- Limited spots available, payment due upon registration

Instructor: Lauryn Johnston is a Holistic Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist and trainer. She has a passion for learning about the body and traditional medicine. She has worked, taught and learnt around the the world. Her study began in 2003 and currently holds over 20 qualifications in her chosen field. Recently Lauryn has focused on CPD training in holistic prenatal care because of her devotion to seeking out safe and complimentary care for her clients. She has worked with women throughout their whole pregnancy as a support person to help them get relief from normal and high risk anatomical changes that cause pressure and pain in pregnancy, labour and postpartum.

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Deep Tissue Upper Body

This course will focus on specific body areas and the safe application of long flowing strokes and deeper techniques, including, but not limited to draping and body mechanics. Palpation skills and client consultation is also included. Techniques that require no lubrication are introduced to address the connective tissues.

Dates:

Auckland Campus, Wellington Campus and Christchurch Campus – Contact us

Price: $225

Prerequisites: Introduction to Relaxation Massage

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Deep Tissue Lower Body

This course will focus on specific body areas and the safe application of long flowing strokes and deeper techniques, including, but not limited to draping and body mechanics. Palpation skills and client consultation is also included. Techniques that require no lubrication are introduced to address the connective tissues.

Dates: Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch Campuses – Contact us

Price: $235

Prerequisites: Introduction to Relaxation Massage

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Pregnancy Massage

This two day introductory course, brings all the benefits of touch to pregnant clients safely and effectively using massage combined with breathing techniques for various stages of pregnancy. Understand and practice optimal positioning for safety and comfort of mother and baby. Learn about nutrition and home-care during and after pregnancy.
Begin to develop the skills and knowledge to assist women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and the post partum period.

Dates:

Auckland Campus - 18th – 19th November 2017

Wellington Campus and Christchurch Campus – Contact us

Price: $260

Prerequisites: Certificate in Relaxation Massage or equivalent

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