Massage for Birth Professionals


Mama & Me
284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
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Class description

Join your sister doulas, midwives and birth professionals for an evening of community, continuing education, and the opportunity to give and receive massage.

Research and mothers report that massage is one of the most effective forms of natural pain relief available during labor and birth.  Participants will learn Swedish massage techniques for the whole body and will practice techniques on fellow participants over their clothing.  You will be able to use these techniques immediately with your clients during their births.

This workshop is open to those with no prior massage experience, as well as those with experience who would like practice time.  (Please note, if you have a history of blood clotting disorders you will not be able to receive massage in this workshop.)  Please bring a close-fitting outfit that will allow you to receive massage without bunching up the fabric of your clothing (such as a fitted T-shirt tucked into bicycling shorts or leggings) and two bed pillows.