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Membership in the APMA is the best way to market your pregnancy massage business. The AMPA member logo proudly displayed on your web site and in your marketing materials tells your new pregnancy massage clients that you are the right person for them.

Pregnancy massage is becoming more popular. People are building entire massage practices that focus on pregnancy massage. Don’t miss out on this wonderful market. At the same time pregnancy massage is gaining popularity, it is also a market where the consumer is very educated. Pregnant women want to know what your qualifications are. They want to know that you have advanced training in pregnancy massage. Membership in the APMA provides them with the assurances they’re looking for.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Member logo for use on your web site, business card, or brochures
  • Access to the APMA’s pregnancy massage brochure, customizable for your contact information
  • Searchable member database so that pregnancy massage clients can find you
  • Access to research and articles
  • Member forum where you can post topics and create discussions with your peers
  • Power of the APMA's public education efforts to support the work you do

Membership criteria:

In order to be a member in Good Standing of the APMA, the member must:

  1. Maintain all appropriate licenses and permits for providing Massage Therapy in the jurisdiction in which he/she practices.
  2. Abide by the APMA Code of Ethics.
  3. Received training in and passed all course requirements in a Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage Training Program that meets APMA standards.
  4. If selected for membership audit, provide all necessary documentation to APMA for validation.

Become a member today!

Interested in becoming a member, but don’t have your pregnancy massage certification? Click here for a list of APMA course providers and get certified today!


Course Providers

Do you offer an advanced training course in Pregnancy Massage? Become an APMA Course Provider today.  As you know, pregnancy massage is becoming more popular. And as it does, more women want their massage therapists to have advanced training in pregnancy massage. The APMA has many prospective members who just need to take a qualified course, but they don't know where to find one. Let them find your course on our site! We will list all advaced pregnancy massage courses that meet our minimum requirements free of charge so that therapists seeking advanced training can easily access it.

Course Requirements

The prenatal/pregnancy massage course shall be a minimum of 18 hours to include:

  1. Anatomical and Physiologic changes of Pregnancy.
  2. Common pregnancy complications and their relevance to massage.
  3. Benefits of Prenatal Massage
  4. Contraindications for Prenatal Massage.
  5. Treatment specific contraindication or adaptations during pregnancy.
  6. Pregnancy emergencies and course of action related to these conditions.
  7. Changes to positioning required for different stages in pregnancy
  8. Minimum of 3 hours of hands on learning.
  9. Evaluation criteria for passing course.
  10. Up to 6 hours of individual student practice or study may be included.
  11. Curriculum may be taught through class room lectures, text books, media presentation, or remote training.

To submit your course, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (or the link to your web site that has the description) and instructions on how to register for it. We will list the course and set up your course provider 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