Prenatal Massage Therapy (Level 1)

This two-day workshop is designed to teach massage therapists how to safely modify massage routines and techniques to meet the needs of pregnant women.

You will 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.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

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

Equipment and Supplies Needed


The New Zealand College of Massage is no longer in operation or taking enrolments.

If you have an interest in massage therapy in the context of beauty therapy, our sister college Elite School of Beauty and Spa offers a learning programme that includes massage therapy.

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