Courses: Pre-natal Massage


Prenatal massage focuses on the special needs of women as their bodies undergo the many dramatic changes that occur during pregnancy. From stress reduction to improved circulation, prenatal massage can make a significant difference to the wellness of a mother-to-be.

Pre-requisites: Swedish Massage Course
Certificate obtained: Certificate of Completion
Duration: 4 days
Mode of Training: Online and in-person (Cape Town)

Pricing and Registration:

In-person, no kitR4,300 Add to basket
OnlineR3,000Add to basket

Why this course:

You will bring a lot of releif to many happy clients by doing this course because they will be helped in the following ways:
Reduced back pain.
Reduced joint pain.
Improved circulation.
Reduced edema.
Reduced muscle tension and headaches.
Reduced stress and anxiety.
Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles.
Better sleep

Course Content:

Benefits of Massage Therapy
• During Pregnancy
• In Labor
• In the Postpartum Period
• In Society
Positioning guidelines
• First Trimester
• Second Trimester
• Third Trimester
Methodological Precautions and Contraindications
Circulatory system and massage therapy precautions
Reflexive techniques
Passive and active movements
Other methodological precautions
First trimester
• Positioning considerations for practitioners
• Somatoemotianal integration
• Acupressure for morning sickness
Second trimester
• Positioning considerations for practitioners
• Practitioners’ body mechanics
• Practitioner guidelines and precautions
• Pregnancy structural repositioning
• Occipital lift
• Pelvic and lumbar alignment
• Hip and back sculpting/trigger points
• Assisted-resisted stretches for calf cramp relief
• Bed rest in pregnancy
• Diaphragmatic breathing reeducation
• Exercise during pregnancy
Third trimester
• Positioning considerations for practitioners
• Practitioner guidelines and precautions
• Lumbosacral stretch (Passive pelvic tilt)
• Sacroiliac release
• Rib cage releases
• Labor Preparation
• Pelvic floor preparation
• Flexibility and relaxation
• Sensate focusing
Massage therapy for labor
• Relieve localized painful areas
• Stimulate progress of labor
• Guidelines and precautions for practioners
Postpartum massage therapy
Foot reflexology
Diastus recti check
Abdominal trigger points
Structural balancing for PSAOS

Students need:

bring someone with to most classes to practice on

Your Instructor

You will be trained by Brenda-Lee Paul, who is the Principal and main lecturer at the International School. Brenda-Lee also runs a detox centre and a Lifestyle Detox Health Farm.

Brenda-Lee has 28 years experience in the beauty industry and runs several businesses. She has worked and trained in Netherlands, USA, Italy, Africa and many other countries.

Clients comments: “I’ve been to the most expensive Beauty School in Cape Town, but I have never received such quality hands-on training as given by Brenda-Lee. At a previous expensive college I came away unsure and “shaky” to give a treatment, but through Brenda-Lee’s training, I have confidence to give good advice and treatments”

Pricing and Registration:

In-person, no kitR4,300 Add to basket
OnlineR3,000Add to basket

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