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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Presenter: Kari Barnes
Hours:  17 Approved for PA License Renewal
Early Registration Fee: $300  
(if paid 14 days in advance of workshop)
Registration Fee: $350 
$100 deposit required to register. 
Times: Sat. & Sun 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM 
3/4-5/2017 or 10/14-15/2017

In this hands on training, participants will learn how to safely and effectively work with pregnant clients. The stress of pregnancy often results in muscular discomfort and limitations to movement that can be severe. Many pregnant women find massage therapy to be a useful treatment and comforting experience during their pregnancy. There are potential risks to pregnancy massage which are a concern for the therapist and the client. This specialized workshop helps guide the therapist in providing therapeutic massage with care, caution, and compassion.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Perform a full body massage on a pregnant client.
  • List criteria of a high risk pregnancy.
  • List physiological effects of Swedish massage.
  • List contraindications for Swedish massage.
  • List contraindications for Pregnancy massage.
  • Demonstrate strokes appropriate for an infant using dolls as models.
  • Discuss issues relating to breast cancer and breast massage.

Presenter: Kari Barnes, LMT is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.
Kari was co-owner of Good Scents Aromatherapy, whose products are sold in many stores in Southwestern PA. Kari has been specializing in aromatherapy and pregnancy massage since 2001. Kari maintains a private practice and also works at a local day spa. She teaches Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Tools of the Trade, Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy at the Pittsburgh School of Massage.

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To register for this workshop call 800-860-1114 and place your deposit on a charge card or mail a check for the required deposit to:
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
3600 Laketon Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Include check made payable to “Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy”, your name, address, email address, phone, name of the workshop and workshop dates. We will send you a confirmation in the mail.  If you are traveling by plane, please confirm the workshop with the school before buying your ticket.  Occasionally we do have to cancel workshops due to low enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled for any reason our liability is limited to a return of the deposit paid.  If you cancel your participation in a workshop within 21 days of the workshop, there will be no refund of the deposit paid.  Cancellation earlier than 21 days before the workshop will incur a $25 processing fee.  The balance of your deposit will be refunded.