Lauryn offers training in prenatal massage, aromatherapy and natural perfumes.
her training ranges from continual development courses to wellbeing workshops for a massage therapist, health professionals and the public.
Prenatal Massage Therapy
Prenatal Massage Therapy Level One (Foundation Techniques)
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 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.
Please note that NZCM closed in 2020. If you would like to attend this course, please let me know, and we can discuss
numbers and location.
The student will be able to:
Identify regular structural, functional, emotional, and physiological prenatal changes relevant to massage therapy practices.
Identify modifications, precautions, and contra-indicated practices to perform massage therapy during low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies safely.
Recognise the symptoms of prenatal complications and high-risk factors to know when to refer and withhold massage therapy.
Position and drape pregnant clients for safe, effective massage therapy.
Techniques for supine, sidelying, and semi-reclining positions and to most effectively respond to the needs of pregnant clients.
Massage techniques for common prenatal ailments "sciatica." piriformis syndrome, lower back/SIJ discomfort, carpal and tarsal tunnel syndrome, ribcage opening and more
Required Textbook and Reading for Students
Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy, second edition by Carole Osborne. Focus study on chapters 1 through 4.
Where to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Pre-Perinatal-Massage-Therapy-Comprehensive/dp/1582558515/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507785163&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Pre-and+Perinatal+Massage+Therapy%2C+second+edition+by+Carole+Osborne.+Focus+study+on+chapters+1+through+4
Equipment and students need to bring
3-6 pillows per student.
Linens, including breast drapes (twin-sized fitted and flat sheets, bath size towel or king-size pillowcase ideal)
Unscented massage oil or lotion.
Textbook for reference
Case study and online quiz - present 1 case of a minimum of 2 pregnancy massages after the 12 weeks and do an online test to gain your certificate.
Dates: I'm available Dec 2023
Prerequisites: Level 5 and up