Pregnancy Massage Home Study?

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GlassButrFly
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Pregnancy Massage Home Study?

Post by GlassButrFly » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Has anyone ever taken, or know of anyone who has taken, a pregnancy massage certification course by home study/correspondence/online that would be willing to share their experience? I would much rather take a course in person, but it seems like none of the people offering pregnancy massage certification courses ever come to TX. I'm a little nervous about learning pregnancy massage through a home study course - can it be learned effectively? I know you can't underestimate the benefit of someone watching your technique and correcting positioning, pressure, etc. Some of the home study courses do require you to complete a "case study" with client evaluations in order to receive the certificate, but that doesn't replace a trained eye evaluating your technique.

I've considered doing a homestudy course and also taking one of the 6 hour pregnancy massage courses that are offered by local schools... but honestly, from the feedback I've gotten on other CEU courses offered at these schools, it was little more than a review of the same techniques taught during the overview of techniques and modalities that you get during massage school. While it may technically be "hands on" experience, I don't know if it would be worth the extra expense if I wasn't sure the teacher and course was awesome.

The main home study course that I'm looking at is offered by Claire Marie Miller, but I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!

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Re: Pregnancy Massage Home Study?

Post by pueppi » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:15 pm

GlassButrFly wrote:Has anyone ever taken, or know of anyone who has taken, a pregnancy massage certification course by home study/correspondence/online that would be willing to share their experience? I would much rather take a course in person, but it seems like none of the people offering pregnancy massage certification courses ever come to TX. I'm a little nervous about learning pregnancy massage through a home study course - can it be learned effectively? I know you can't underestimate the benefit of someone watching your technique and correcting positioning, pressure, etc. Some of the home study courses do require you to complete a "case study" with client evaluations in order to receive the certificate, but that doesn't replace a trained eye evaluating your technique.

I've considered doing a homestudy course and also taking one of the 6 hour pregnancy massage courses that are offered by local schools... but honestly, from the feedback I've gotten on other CEU courses offered at these schools, it was little more than a review of the same techniques taught during the overview of techniques and modalities that you get during massage school. While it may technically be "hands on" experience, I don't know if it would be worth the extra expense if I wasn't sure the teacher and course was awesome.

The main home study course that I'm looking at is offered by Claire Marie Miller, but I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!
I don't know if it will help you, but I took a fairly decent course by a lady in Houston, who has a massage business in Houston and provided the class at the Hermann Memorial Massage School when it was still in business. I can provide you her information if you would like. Just PM me.
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