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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-73-6
3
336
230 color drawings and photographs
276 x 220
Not yet published
26 January 2021
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition

A comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor and postpartum practice

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition when you preorder using coupon code osborneprepub

This is the third edition of a highly successful guide to using massage therapy through all stages of the birth process, from pregnancy, through labor and birth, and into the long postpartum period.

It is primarily for massage therapists, but is also intended for physical therapists, other manual therapists and bodyworkers, nurses and midwives, physicians and doulas – any professional who wants to integrate more therapeutic touch in their work.

The text combines what anyone who works with pregnant people needs: an exhaustive distillation of current scientific knowledge, alongside hands-on recommendations, specific techniques and business success from almost a century of the authors’ combined experience.

The reader will gain a detailed understanding of what is happening to the body during pregnancy and beyond; how massage techniques can impact those changes; and very concrete, applicable strategies for how to actually work with maternity clients to make them feel better.

Amidst this abundance of detail about what to do, the authors also explore the flipside: what therapists need to modify and avoid to ensure that our work with pregnant and postpartum clients is safe. How to recognize high-risk factors or other complications, and then how best to adjust our treatment, and how to work with medical healthcare providers throughout the process.

Chapter 1     BENEFITS: Helping Our Clients & Their Babies

Chapter 2     GUIDELINES: Massaging Safely & Effectively

Chapter 3     PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Caring for Your Clients & Yourself

Chapter 4     PRENATAL TECHNIQUES: Nurturing Throughout Pregnancy

Chapter 5     LABOR TECHNIQUES: Supporting a Positive Birth Experience

Chapter 6     POSTPARTUM TECHNIQUES: Facilitating Restorative Healing

Chapter 7     ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS: Working with Special Needs Clients

Chapter 8     PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS: Growing a Satisfying Career

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

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Carole OSBORNE

Carole Osborne CMT, NCBTMB C is an integrative bodywork practitioner, author, course developer/instructor and mentor based in San Diego, California.

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Michele KOLAKOWSKI

Michele Kolakowski, LMT, CD & CPD(DONA), CLC has decades of diverse experience serving women and babies since 1992. She is an authorized instructor of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy workshops and has taught maternity massage at massage schools, spas, destination resorts, hospitals, and conferences nationwide.

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David M LOBENSTINE

David M Lobenstine, BA, LMT, BCTMB has been massaging, teaching, writing and editing for over fifteen years. He is a licensed massage therapist, and a graduate of Vassar College and the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences.

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Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition

A comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor and postpartum practice

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

This is the third edition of a highly successful guide to using massage therapy through all stages of the birth process, from pregnancy, through labor and birth, and into the long postpartum period.

It is primarily for massage therapists, but is also intended for physical therapists, other manual therapists and bodyworkers, nurses and midwives, physicians and doulas – any professional who wants to integrate more therapeutic touch in their work.

The text combines what anyone who works with pregnant people needs: an exhaustive distillation of current scientific knowledge, alongside hands-on recommendations, specific techniques and business success from almost a century of the authors’ combined experience.

The reader will gain a detailed understanding of what is happening to the body during pregnancy and beyond; how massage techniques can impact those changes; and very concrete, applicable strategies for how to actually work with maternity clients to make them feel better.

Amidst this abundance of detail about what to do, the authors also explore the flipside: what therapists need to modify and avoid to ensure that our work with pregnant and postpartum clients is safe. How to recognize high-risk factors or other complications, and then how best to adjust our treatment, and how to work with medical healthcare providers throughout the process.

Chapter 1     BENEFITS: Helping Our Clients & Their Babies

Chapter 2     GUIDELINES: Massaging Safely & Effectively

Chapter 3     PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Caring for Your Clients & Yourself

Chapter 4     PRENATAL TECHNIQUES: Nurturing Throughout Pregnancy

Chapter 5     LABOR TECHNIQUES: Supporting a Positive Birth Experience

Chapter 6     POSTPARTUM TECHNIQUES: Facilitating Restorative Healing

Chapter 7     ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS: Working with Special Needs Clients

Chapter 8     PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS: Growing a Satisfying Career

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-73-6
3
336
230 color drawings and photographs
276 x 220
Not yet published
26 January 2021
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy

Claim 10% discount off your copy of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition when you preorder using coupon code osborneprepub

Carole OSBORNE

Carole Osborne CMT, NCBTMB C is an integrative bodywork practitioner, author, course developer/instructor and mentor based in San Diego, California.

Read More ›

Michele KOLAKOWSKI

Michele Kolakowski, LMT, CD & CPD(DONA), CLC has decades of diverse experience serving women and babies since 1992. She is an authorized instructor of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy workshops and has taught maternity massage at massage schools, spas, destination resorts, hospitals, and conferences nationwide.

Read More ›

David M LOBENSTINE

David M Lobenstine, BA, LMT, BCTMB has been massaging, teaching, writing and editing for over fifteen years. He is a licensed massage therapist, and a graduate of Vassar College and the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences.

Read More ›