Massage has great potential benefits for an expectant mother and her growing baby. But therapists need to be equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge in order to massage pregnant clients safely, respectfully and effectively.
In her article "Stretching the boundaries" in IFPA's aromatherapy journal, aromatherapist, reflexologist and specialist in pregnancy massage Katie Whitehouse outlines the physical problems faced by pregnant women and explains the key tools therapists need to feel confident and safe working with pregnant clients.
Here is an excerpt of her article:
"Of paramount importance is that we work safely, with respect for the mother and growing baby, and within the boundaries of our own training"
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