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Pregnancy Massage can help alleviate many of the symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy. During this amazing time of physical and emotional change, massage can be of enormous benefit to both the mother and baby.
Within our pregnancy massage course you will be working in particular on the abdomen as well as the rest of the body - Arms/hands, legs/feet, whole back/shoulder, abdomen and face and scalp. The Massage helps to prepare the body for the changes that occur during this special time and will help to promote a healthy, happy pregnancy, as well as labour and recovery period.
Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking - this information can be found here no need to email us. You will find all the information required by clicking on the above Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.
This one day accredited diploma course for existing therapists only.
No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.
We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.
If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.
This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)
Studies show that women who receive regular massages have fewer complications during their pregnancy and labour and that their babies are more settled and content, suffering fewer baby ailments. Although pregnancy is a wonderful time, many changes take place in the mother's body as the baby develops. This can put strain and pressure on the joints, ligaments and organs causing some pain and discomfort which massage can help alleviate.
In addition research also shows that the baby can greatly benefit from massage as endorphins (feel good chemicals) are released by the mother during massage that are passed onto the baby. Quite often the therapist will feel the baby kick and move as it too responds to the massage treatment.
In this course, you will learn a safe and effective pregnancy massage routine whilst understanding how pregnancy affects the mother's body physically, mentally and emotionally. You will understand why certain positions are more comfortable and safer during pregnancy massage allowing you to be confident and proficient when massaging pregnant women in addition to increasing your client base.
Furthermore we have devised our pregnancy massage course to incorporate the common ailments associated with pregnancy. These include leg cramping, lower back pain, oedema of the feet, ankles and lower legs, breathing problems and of course one of the most prevalent issues during all trimesters, nausea and morning sickness.
The stimulating effects of the massage strokes help to increase circulation, which will increase the flow of nutrients delivered to the baby via the placenta. Massage aids the lymphatic system by stimulating the white cells of the immune system, encouraging the elimination of waste and toxins, which will help relieve oedema or swelling.
This can be a tremendously rewarding field of massage to work in because you are helping someone through one of the most physically challenging and magical times of their lives.
Another benefit of receiving regular massage during pregnancy is that the mother can be more aware of her own body, with the increased ability to relax during the 1st stage of labour. This often results in shorter, easier and less painful births and a lower ratio of postnatal complications. Furthermore breast feeding is often more successful due to the increase of Prolactin and mammary development.
98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.
Please note if your previous training was a weekend massage or 1 - 3 day course, this is not a level 3 that's required (not enough practical hours) and not accepted.
Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.
For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.
The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.
All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.
You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.
You do NOT have to read this before your course.
You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.
It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.
We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!
This is our Pregnancy Massage course, we have taken a few clips from the DVD to give you an idea what to expect when you book with us.
These are just a few movements from the course and the massage lasts approx 60 mins once learnt in full. Please remember to have your sound turned on when viewing these dvd clips.
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, FHT, CTHA, Embody, BABTAC, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
Gateway accredited/recognised diploma
Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.
Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications
13 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by the beauty guild, 10 points by FHT and 5 by Embody - please check with whom you are registered for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.
Feedback from Marsha Thomas
Always a pleasure, her teaching style is perfect for me, easy to follow, the information is exactly what you need to know, all your questions are answered to a high and realistic standard. No negative feedback can ever be found unless you can include that her classes are addictive and can be the push you need to feel you can succeed.
The DVD's are always helpful and the A&P manual was a good bonus and very useful. I have done a few Gateway courses already, and I feel that I don't have to shop around because I know I what I am getting, I like the fact that you can see who is teaching your class, pick the dates e.t.c when booking, which you don't get with other schools which is a bonus, and you are always adding new courses which is great.
Feedback from Victoria Ducker
Amazing tutor. She was very thorough, and left me feeling completely confident with using my new skills with my clients, which I have started to do today, just over a week after the course. My client loved it and is going to recommend me to other pregnant women she knows, which is great. So happy.
Feedback from Laura Wooldridge
Fantastic tutor, she is clearly very knowledgeable about her qualified therapies and was very thorough with the information that was supplied. She has a lovely personality, very approachable and is clearly passionate about the industry along with being very successful therapist and business woman in her own right. The building where she runs the courses from is very pleasant, it has a lovely 'feel' and easily accessible. I would not hesitate to attend another of her courses Thank you so much, I had a lovely day!
I thought your manual was very detailed and relevant, I didn't finish the course with any questions or doubts about what I had been taught and the therapy itself. However I do like the fact that you have ongoing support available to you after you have completed the course and offer extra tuition for free if required.