Advanced Pregnancy & Postnatal


DURATION: 2 days/12 hours
PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Pregnancy Massage, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course training and pregnancy massage :-
• and would like to refresh their knowledge in this area
• and would like to further their knowledge of the conditions that affect pregnant/postnatal clients which may lead them to book a treatment, with self help measures that they can suggest to their clients

• to develop your understanding of the role, skills and qualities of a successful massage therapist in relation to the pregnant/postnatal client
• to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body during pregnancy
• to understand the physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy for the pregnant/postnatal client
• to learn acupressure techniques for treating the full term pregnant client
• to understand not only the effect of pregnancy massage on the mother and baby, but also on the placenta
• to develop an understanding of the conditions that affect women in pregnancy and the postnatal period which can cause back tension and other issues for which they seek a treatment (fertility problems, SPD, pelvic floor weakness, abdominal diastasis, postnatal depression, breastfeeding problems, post caesarean section care)
• to identify these pregnancy related conditions and be able to offer the client self help measures that they can do at home


This course is passed by theory assessment only - The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge. Any practical work will not require a model or any assessment eg.breast and induction sections.

QUALIFICATION: Advanced Pregnancy Massage approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD.



Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                                                                    

Anatomy and Physiology: The muscular, the circulatory and lymphatic systems  

Stages of Pregnancy                                                                                                                                      

Physiological changes in the Body’s Systems                                                                                       

Hormone Levels                                                                                                                                                              

Physiological Changes in the Mother                                                                                                                      

Foetal Development

Fertility Massage                                                                                                                                                             

Effect of Massage on the Placenta                                                                                                                           

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction                                                                                                                                     

Induction Massage                                                                                                                                                         

Postpartum Massage After a Natural Delivery                                                                                     

Postpartum Massage After Caesarian Section                                                                                     

Self Breast Massage to Promote Lactation                                                                                            

Massage for Postnatal Depression                                                                                                                           

Abdominal Diastasis                                                                                                                                                       

Pelvic Floor Weakness     


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