This book is designed as a comprehensive guide to perinatal massage, including the benefits of massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum; the anatomical and physiologic changes that occur in each of these phases; how to support special-needs pregnancies with massage; and techniques and guidelines gleaned from the author's research, as well as her 30 years as a maternity massage practitioner and teacher. In addition to client-centered instruction, this book contains two chapters focusing on success of the maternity massage therapist in the marketplace, which include the voices of many longtime therapists. Included with the book is access to a unique series of video clips featuring the author demonstrating techniques from the book as well as other essential concepts. Readers also have access to a wide range of professional and medical resources that the author has compiled specifically to support readers of this text.
August 16, 2011
About The Author(s)
Carole Osborne CMT, NCBTMB
Carole Osborne has been a somatic practitioner since 1974. Since she began developing infant and prenatal massage therapy in 1980, she has focused her bodywork career on maternity and somato-emotional applications of this work. In addition to private practice, she has worked in osteopathic, psychological, and women’s medical settings primarily in San Diego, CA, and in her hometown of New Orleans, LA. She has trained thousands of therapists and other perinatal specialists in her advanced certification workshops held throughout North America and in the United Kingdom. She is also the author of Deep Tissue Sculpting, a contributing author to Teaching Massage Therapy, frequent contributor to professional publications, and cofounder of the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego, California. In 2008 the AMTA Council of Schools presented Carole with the Jerome Perlinski National Teacher of the Year Award, a high point of her 35 years as a somatic arts and sciences educator. In 2010 she was inducted into the World Massage Festival’s Hall of Fame.
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