According to Kate Jordan, nationally-recognized pregnancy massage educator, “Pregnancy massage and massage for labor and postpartum recuperation is the newest option for women who want an optimum pregnancy outcome. As more [massage] therapists are trained to provide pregnancy-specific massage therapy, many women are being exposed to its potential and enjoying its benefits.”
Video: Kathy Benayoun, Austin pregnancy massage guru, presents a discussion and demonstration for local LMTs.
Jordan also says, “The profound physiologic changes produced by pregnancy necessitate bodywork approaches that both enhance well-being and can address specific dysfunctions that accompany this state. Medical research has begun to show the importance of autonomic nervous system dysregulation on pregnancy outcomes. It is especially in this area that massage can have a profound benefit on pregnancy outcomes.”
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School holds an annual pregnancy massage certification course called Bodywork for the Childbearing Year with national presenter, Kate Jordan.