Postpartum Massage Training

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Postpartum Massage Training / Massage for Lossbirth, for Doulas, Midwives, Maternity Nurses, Pregnancy Yoga Teachers

 

Massage in the postpartum period can be very supportive for the new mother to reconnect to her body, integrate the birth experience, to give space for all of the -sometimes complex- emotions of becoming a parent as well as supporting the breastfeeding journey.

In this 3-day training we will cover the following:

  • Lymphatic drainage via reflexology on the foot
  • Massage of the legs, lower and upper back, shoulders, rocking in prone position
  • Massage of the breasts, including acupressure point
  • Hormonal balancing via foot reflexology
  • Massage of the shoulders / upper back / neck / face / head in supine position
  • Some background on meridians and extraordinary vessels (Shiatsu) and how to integrate this in your massage
  • Lymphatic stroking of arms and legs
  • Massaging the legs in supine position
  • Massage of the belly, including how to massage when there is a c-section scar
  • Checking for diastasis
  • Massage when there is a loss birth (miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth), including accupressure points
  • Visualisation
  • Rocking / cradling

The 3-day training is accessible for those who have completed the 3-day Pregnancy Massage Training and who have build up some experiencing in giving (full body) massages. You can also participate if you have experience in massaging pregnant people and/or if you have massage experience and have good knowledge about pregnancy and birth (i.e. childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, kraamverzorgenden) If you do not meet these requirements, you can send an email to discuss.

The training is taught by Joyce Hoek-Pula and Marlies Phielix. Both are experienced doulas, masseuses, doula trainers and Spinning Babies® Parent Educators.

We work in small groups of a maximum of 12-14 participants with two trainers. This ensures that there is a lot of personal attention and space for hands on practice and questions. You will be practicing on each others; even though that is on bare skin, the one who’s being massaged is mostly covered during the full massage. Draping and covering is an important part to create safety, comfort and a feeling of being cared for.

Dates

Postpartum Massage Training:

30, 31 August, 1 September 2024 – in English / Dutch
Location: Naar Zee Yoga, Bert Haanstrakade 102 Amsterdam
Time: 09.45 – 17.45hrs (doors open from 9.15 onwards)
Price: €650,-

The Postpartum Massage Training can be attended by those who have completed the 3-day Pregnancy Massage Training and/or for those who have experience in massaging pregnant people and/or for those who have massage experience and have good knowledge about pregnancy and birth (i.e. childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, kraamverzorgenden) If you do not meet these requirements, you can send an email to discuss.

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Pregnancy Massage Training:

16, 17, 18 May 2024 – in English / Dutch
Location: Naar Zee Yoga, Bert Haanstrakade 102 Amsterdam
Time: Day 1: 10.00 – 17.30 (doors open from 9.30am). Day 2 and 3: 9.45-17.45hrs (doors open from 9.15am)
Regular price: €630,-
All students : €560,-

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The Pregnancy Massage Training can be attended by those who have have comprehensive knowledge about pregnancy and birth (i.e. childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, kraamverzorgenden). If you do not meet these requirements, you can send an email to discuss.

*the discounted price is for all students of all trainings/educations (kraamzorg, midwifery, doula, childbirth educators, postpartum specialists). The student price applies for those who are in their certification process / actively studying and who ask student prices for their (doula) support. Those who are graduates or those who are working as a professional doula (but have not certified) and charge accordingly, will pay the regular price.

Cancelation Policy:

You can retract your registration within 14 days of the online registration and payment. This is not possible if the training takes place within 30 days of registration.

The booked training can be canceled up to 30 days prior to the training, subject to a €150,- administration fee. The cancellation must be sent by email to doula@biadoulatraining.com. In any other case: no refund possible, also when called away to a birth.

If the training takes place within 30 days, cancellation is no longer possible.

We strongly recommend that if you’re on call, you arrange back-up for the days of the training; because of the nature of the training, it is very difficult to catch up, and as we have limited spaces, to catch up in a subsequent training is virtually impossible.