Pregnancy Massage 101: Cardiovascular Adaptations

Presenter: Carole Osborne
Dates: 01/24/2012 to 01/24/2012 Time:8:00 PM EST
Address: | Webinars

To provide for fetal needs and maintain maternal health, the cardiovascular system makes brilliant adaptations. At the same time, this increased endocrine output usually results in edema, varicose veins, and a tendency toward clot formation, particularly in the lower extremities. These physiological realities were likely the basis of the now outdated total contraindication to massage therapy during pregnancy. Understanding these changes and their ramifications for how, where, and when you massage, particularly the legs, is critical to “first doing no harm” with expectant clients. This is the main focus of this webinar, but we will also explore: · positioning implications · precautions about reflex points on the feet and legs · key comparisons of normal and systemic edema, with a technique overview for edema relief

Method of Delivery: Webinars
Number of Continuing Education Hours: 1.25
Cost: $30.00
Sponsor: The Benjamin Institute
Contact Phone: 866-331-7246
CE Provider Approval: Yes