Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage Training for Doulas, Midwives, Maternity Nurses, Pregnancy Yoga Teachers

As a doula, midwife or maternity nurse, you may want to get more comfortable in giving (partial) massages to you clients, a foot massage, a neck massage. Or you’re already offering this, and you’d like to know how to give a full body relaxation massage. Touch can deepen the bond and the trust between you and your client (if your client enjoys being massaged!).

In this 3-day training you learn basic massage techniques, positioning and draping. You learn how to tune in and be intuitive in your touch in a way that feels safe for the pregnant mother. We cover the contra-indications, when not to massage. Partial massages include the lower legs & feet, the lower back, the belly, polarity, face and neck. Some of these can be very helpful in labour too.

We work in small groups of a maximum of 14 participants, so 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.

You do not necessarily need to have experience in massage, although some experience will be helpful.

The training is taught by Joyce Hoek-Pula, who has been a masseuse since 1998. Marlies Phielix assists in both the personal support as well as the organisation of the day.

The workshop has been accredited for 12 continuing education points by the NBvD.

There is a follow up training: Massage in the Postpartum Period and for Miscarriage. You can follow this training only if you’ve done the 3-day training with me.


February 12, 13, 14, 2021 – in English

Location: Naar Zee Yoga, Bert Haanstrakade 102 Amsterdam

Time: 10am – 5.30pm (doors open from 9.30 uur)

Regular price: €510,-
NBvD-member, BiA/In Bloei graduates: €480,-
BiA + In Bloei students* : €450,-


*the discount for BiA Doula and In Bloei students, is for those who are in their certification process and who ask student prices for their doula support. Those who are graduates or are working as a professional doula, will pay the NBvD-member price.