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The following are descriptions of the pregnacy massage courses offered by our course provider members.

Pre- and Post-Natal Stones

Pre- and Post-Natal Stones
Instructor: Jenny Ray Credit: 18 hours

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Description: Stone (geothermal) therapy is a remarkable modality that can be applied to pregnancy massage with proper advanced training. This course is designed for the experienced Geothermal Therapy Practitioner.

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Bodywork for the Childbearing Year

Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®
Instructor: Kate Jordan Credit: 34 hours

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Description: Bodywork for the Childbearing Year® approaches the concerns of the pregnant, laboring, and postpartum woman with a comprehensive program of advanced massage techniques and specific pregnancy, labor, and postpartum support measures. Sessions taught take therapists far beyond general adaptations of massage for the pregnant body. Students learn to competently and confidently address the specific structural, physiological, and psychological discomforts of pregnancy.

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21-Hour Pregnancy Massage Certification

Pregnancy Massage Certification

Instructor: Kelly Lott Credit: 21 hours

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Description: Kelly Lott, LMT is a massage therapist with 20 years experience in massage. Her passion for teaching lead her to transition into the role of full time educator, which she has been doing for the past 15 years. She has been a nationally certified instructor through NCBTMB for the past 12 years.

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Pre- & Perinatal Massage Therapy

Pre- & Perinatal Massage Therapy

Instructor: Carole Osborne Credit: 32 hours
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Description: Become a maternity massage therapy specialist. Move far beyond general adaptations for maternity/pregnancy massage in this learner friendly, hands-on certification workshop.

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Nurturing the Mother® Certification 24 CE

Nurturing the Mother® Certification 24 CE
Instructor: Claire Marie Miller Credit: 24 hours
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Description: With Claire Marie Miller Seminars Inc. Nurturing the Mother® Certification 24 CE, the student will receive 24 CE hours and be able to give a safe and effective pregnancy massage for all trimesters.

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MotherMassage: Massage During Pregnancy Professional Certification

Instructor: Elaine Stillerman Credit: 24 hours

Web Site: MotherMassage

Description: During the "MotherMassage ®: Massage during Pregnancy" certification workshop, you learn the physiology of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery as well as the skills and appropriate bodywork techniques necessary to massage your clients competently from their first trimester through labor and postpartum recovery.


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Prenatal Massage Course (Institute for Somatic Therapy)

Instructor: Judy Koch Credit: 24 Hours

Web Site: Institute for Somatic Therapy

Description: The Prenatal Massage course is broken down into to courses—Step 1: Prenatal Massage Fundamentals (Credit Hours: 12) and Step 2: Prenatal Massage Techniques (Credit Hours: 12). APMA Members must complete both courses to qualify for membership.

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APMA Approved Courses

The following courses have been approved by the APMA. This is not a complete list of qualified pregnancy massage courses. If you have taken a course that meets our criteria, but is not listed here, please let us know about it so that we can review it and add it to this list.

  • Carole Osborne, Pre- & Perinatal Massage Therapy
  • Kate Jordan, Bodywork for the Childbearing Year
  • Ellaine Stillerman, Mother Massage
  • Judith Koch, Prenatal Massage (Step 1: Fundamentals and Step 2: Techniques)
  • Kelly Lott, Pregnancy Certification Course
  • Claire Marie Miller, Nuturing the Mother
  • Leslie Stager, Touch for Birth
  • Sheri Gregg, Perinatal and Infant Massage Techniques
  • Jenny Ray, Pre- and Post-Natal Stones
  • Massage Envy Pregnancy Massage Training