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Pregnancy Massage

Course Overview


Pregnancy massage offers a unique blend of relaxation and stimulation that nurtures a woman's body during this transformative period. It not only eases stress but also enhances energy levels, blood flow, and even hemoglobin levels to prevent anemia. Lymphatic drainage techniques further relieve fluid retention and promote venous return, assisting in preventing varicose veins.

Course Highlights:

  • FHT Accredited certificate allowing you to gain insurance to work with pregnant clients.

  • Tailored Pregnancy Massage: Our one-day course empowers qualified massage therapists to expand their skill set by providing massage techniques tailored to pregnant women.

  • Safe Positioning and Anatomy: Learn how to adapt your existing massage routines and ensure the safe and comfortable positioning of your pregnant clients. Explore the underlying anatomy and physiology that underpins effective treatment during pregnancy.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage for your Clients:

  • Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints and musculo-fascial structures, providing relief from common pregnancy discomforts.
  • Enhances blood circulation and stabilises hormonal levels, aiding in the relief of emotional challenges.
  • Soothes and relaxes the nervous system, promoting relaxation and stress relief.
  • Prepares expectant mothers for an easier delivery by calming the nervous system.
  • Offers a natural, drug-free alternative for pain relief and emotional support through nurturing touch.


Course Syllabus

  • Practical Work Throughout the Day:
    • Engage in hands-on, practical training, emphasising experiential learning and skill development.
  • Contra-indications:

    • Explore the crucial considerations related to contraindications during pregnancy massage, ensuring client safety.
  • Adaptation of Existing Massage Routines:

    • Learn how to seamlessly adapt and customise your existing massage routines to cater to the specific needs of pregnant clients.
  • Positioning of Client:

    • Master the art of safely and comfortably positioning pregnant clients to maximize relaxation and therapeutic effects.
  • Benefits:

    • Delve into the numerous benefits of pregnancy massage, understanding how it eases discomfort and promotes well-being during this special time.
  • Round Ligament Pain in Pregnancy:

    • Gain insights into the unique challenges of pregnancy, including round ligament pain, and learn how massage can offer relief.
  • Female Reproductive System:

    • Develop an understanding of the female reproductive system and how it relates to pregnancy and massage therapy.
  • Role of the Hormone Relaxin in Pregnancy:

    • Explore the role of the hormone Relaxin in pregnancy and its implications for massage therapy.
  • Client Care:

    • Learn the principles of providing exceptional care to pregnant clients, ensuring their comfort and well-being.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive your FHT Accredited Certificate at the end of the day to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

FHT Accredited Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

In order to take part in this pregnancy massage course, you must already have acquired a Level 3 diploma in massage or equivalent. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. FHT Accredited Course: Ensuring highest quality training.

2. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

3. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

4. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

5. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

6. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

7. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry since 2004 and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.

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