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Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®

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Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®

Learn to approach the concerns of the pregnant, laboring and postpartum woman with a comprehensive program of advanced massage techniques and specific pregnancy and postpartum support measures. Go far beyond general adaptations of massage for the pregnant body. Learn to competently and confidently address the specific structural, physiological and psychological discomforts of pregnancy.

This four-day workshop presents the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth in relation to those techniques that you can most effectively use to provide relief and support to pregnant clients. Learn to recognize contraindications, complications, and high-risk pregnancies, emphasizing appropriate consultation with other childbirth professionals. Relevant research documenting the benefits of touch, particularly during the childbearing year, is discussed to prepare you to present the benefits of pregnancy massage to health care providers.


Kate Jordan, NCTMBis a nationally recognized expert in pregnancy massage. She has been presenting programs on infant massage, and pregnancy, labor and postpartum massage to schools, hospitals, and professional associations since 1980. Jordan has practiced as a massage therapist sine 1972 and taught at the International Professional School fo Bodywork in San Diego from 1979 to 1991. In her private practice at the La Jolla Clinic of Integrative Medicine, she specializes in working with individuals experienceing complex medical conditions and chronic and acute pain using movement re-education, guided imagery and neuromuscular therapy. She has produced and consulted on pregnancy audio and videotapes, and is currently completing the text, Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (1996-2001). For more information on Kate Jordan seminars, visit www.KateJordanSeminars.com.
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Preparations for Class and What to Bring

What to Bring

  1. Two hand towels.

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