Mastering Pregnancy Massage

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THE INSTRUCTOR : For 15 years Leslie Stager has been teaching and practicing bodywork for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She was formerly a Labor and Delivery nurse, Childbirth educator, and Midwifery Clinic Nurse. She brings her vast knowledge and technical expertise to this program.


Filled with hundreds of techniques, this detailed, 3+ hour program will help you become a skilled pregnancy massage practitioner. Clearly filmed and enhanced with computer graphics, this DVD will lead you step by step through every aspect of Pregnancy Massage from beginning to end. Our most comprehensive DVD! This program also includes client intake and physician referral forms that you can print out on your computer, and use in your practice.

Includes the following lessons:
Benefits & Contraindications (25 min)
Client intake (21 min)
Draping/Positioning (23 min)
General Side posture massage (36 min)
General Semi-reclining massage (12 min)
Back Pain techniques (20 min)
Shortness of Breath (11 min)
Sciatica (12 min)
Constipation (6 min)
Leg Cramps (8 min)
Labor Preparations (2 min)
Nausea/Morning Sickness (3 min)
Edema (9 min)
Diastasis Recti (5 min)
+ Client intake & referral forms on the disk

 


REVIEW in MASSAGE THERAPY JOURNAL: "This DVD is like a reference book for pregnancy massage where you can look up conditions (for example, diastasis recti) and find out how to work with clients with these conditions. But rather than just a description on the flat page, you get a demonstration by the teacher. The teacher is Leslie Stager, a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse who has served as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator and midwifery clinic nurse. She generously shares her expansive knowledge and skills on this sophisticated video, elegantly produced by Real Bodywork. Stager leads you through all aspects of pregnancy massage. As she discusses the physiological changes of the mother’s body, they are revealed from the inside using computer enhanced models of the progressing pregnancy. Stager demonstrates massage methods using side-lying and semi-reclining positioning as well as techniques for a full list of conditions that might develop such as sciatica, shortness of breath and edema. Her presentation style is easy to follow and comprehend. This DVD even includes physician referral and client intake forms you can print from your computer to use in your practice. I highly recommended this DVD."

 

 

How long does the course take to complete?

Each of the study programs differ, although you should allow a year to complete your course.  However, it is entirely possible to complete within 6 months or less if your schedule allows.  Upon completion of each module, you simply have to answer 10-20 questions.


Having not studied for a long time, will I find it too difficult?

 

Many of our students are in a similar position.  With our courses, you can learn at your own pace and in your own home.  We cater to your schedule, so there is no pressure or competition to cause you anxiety.  We also have friendly tutors that can help you overcome any problems you may face along the way.

How will I be assessed?

Each lesson is finalised by completing a questionnaire on the material you have just learnt.  This way, our tutors are able to evaluate your progress and assist you if any difficulties arise.  As a student, you will receive personal and ongoing support from our qualified practitioner tutors.  Your friendly tutor will guide you through until you gain your Award.

 

How exactly does a home-study course work?

Home-study is a flexible approach to learning. You´re not tied down to fixed start dates, although you are expected to complete within one year. Once you enrol in your chosen course, we will send you the initial course materials and you can get started straight away. You will complete and submit your assignments to your tutor progressively and they will be sent back to you assessed along with your next modules.

What recognition will I receive at the end of my course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your Certificate or Diploma and will be entitled to use post-nominal letters HH (Health and Harmony). Plus, you will have new knowledge to assist you in your career or life direction.  Additionally, we are a full training provider of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists. All of our students are entitled to apply for student membership and progress to full membership status when they have completed their course.

 

What insurance will I be eligible for as a practitioner?


Where applicable, qualified students are eligible for cover from Professional Indemnity Insurers. This cover is considered essential for the professional practitioner and their clients in today´s climate. For more information, please contact the college.


What is the enrolment / payment procedure?

You can purchase a course directly through this website with our secure eShop system. Simply browse the courses (navigation is on the left), make your selection and proceed to the ‘checkout’. You will then be sent an email with instructions on finalising your enrolment. For more information, simply give us a call to arrange over the phone 13000 13 14 92.

Alternatively you may enrol and pay over the phone if using your credit card with one of our friendly staff and may be eligible for a gift so don´t forget to ask. You can also ask to have the enrolment form faxed to you, and then return it to the College with your payment information. The most cost effective way is to pay your course fees up-front, however we do have easy payment plans. 

Payments may be made by cheque, money order, credit card or via internet banking. If you elect to pay by instalments, you agree to make regular monthly payments from the time of enrolment irrespective of changes in personal circumstances. If you study faster than the payment plan allows then just make an extra payment or pause your study until you catch up. A late fee levy of 5% applies monthly on all outstanding fees.

Note: Overseas Students are GST exempt, so deduct 10% from fees as seen in the career guide and then add 20% International student levy in order to cover international postage.

 

Can I get a refund?

Should Health and Harmony Colleges cancel any course, participants are entitled to a full refund, otherwise no refund is granted. Health and Harmony Colleges reserve the right to change policies, procedures and prices without notice.

Monthly payment plans are due on the first of each month, late payments include a $15 admin fee.

When you enrol with a payment plan, you are liable for all payments even if you discontinue your study. Failure to remit payment may result in the debt being referred to a debt collection agency for recovery or legal action. Cost will be payable by the debtor.

 

How can I achieve my "Master Therapist" Advanced Diploma?

The Master Therapist Advanced Diploma is a research qualification. You can achieve your Master Therapist status by successfully graduating from 4 diploma courses within 18 months, followed by the completion of a two thousand word research thesis in your chosen field. Be sure to tell us when you enrol that you want to be a Master Therapist, so that your name can be entered on the register!

Current Program for participants: (To be completed within 18 months of commencement):

  • Master Counsellor
  • Master Natural Therapist
  • Master Beauty Therapist
  • Master of Mantic Arts (for your Psychic studies)