Pregnancy Massage and Postpartum Massage Training

Pregnancy Massage and Postpartum Massage Training


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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 teach with two teachers and work in small groups of a maximum of 12-14 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 one on one support / teaching as well as the organisation of the day.

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

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.

Postpartum Massage & Massage bij miskraam

Driedaagse kraambedmassage training. Aan bod komt tevens massage bij miskraam.
Toegankelijk voor iedereen die de 3-daagse training Zwangerschapsmassage voor doula’s, kraamverzorgenden en vroedvrouwen heeft gedaan. Tevens toegankelijk voor degenen die ervaring hebben met het masseren van zwangeren, en ook in het kraambed willen kunnen masseren.
Lymfe drainage op de voet
Masseren van de rug, schouders, stuitje en benen/voeten (buikligging)
wiegen / schudden
Massage van de borsten
Hormonen balanceren via voetreflexologiepunten
Masseren van nek / schouders / bovenrug / gezicht / hoofd in rugligging
Acupressure points
Lymfe massage / strijkingen van armen en benen, masseren van de benen
Massage van de buik
Hoe te masseren bij litteken van keizersnede
Masseren bij verliesgeboorte
Time: 09:45 – 17.45 (doors open from 9.15 onwards)
Location: Amsterdam IJburg
Costs: € 650,- inclusive of vat – same price for all.
Taal: Dutch / English – depending on registrations. Bilingual often possible. Handouts available both in Dutch and English.

Accreditatie bij NBvD is aangevraagd.

This is a follow up to the Pregnancy Massage Training, the 3-day training Massage in the Postpartum Period and for Miscarriage. You can participate when you have completed the 3-day Pregnancy Massage Training and/or for 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.

Binnen 14 dagen na inschrijving via de website, heb je het recht om deze overeenkomst teniet te doen zonder opgaaf van reden en zonder kosten. Mocht de training binnen 45 dagen na aanmelden aanvangen, dan vervalt dit herroepingsrecht.

Annuleren is mogelijk tot 30 dagen voorafgaand aan de eerste dag van de bijscholing: je krijgt dan het cursusbedrag retour minus  €150,- administratiekosten. Nadien geen teruggave van het cursusbedrag. Indien je onverwachts niet aan de training kan deelnemen vanwege uitzonderlijke omstandigheden, is er geen teruggave; je kunt je in dat geval echter opnieuw inschrijven voor een volgende training met een korting van 50% op de volle prijs. Als jij iemand anders vindt om in jouw plaats te komen, dan wordt het cursusbedrag teruggestort minus respectievelijk €150,- administratiekosten.

We raden je met klem aan om als je op wacht staat voor een bevalling, voor de trainingsdagen een back-up te hebben, aangezien het gezien de vormgeving van de training, het heel lastig is om het gemiste lesmateriaal in te halen. Ook heeft de training een maximum aantal deelnemers, waardoor inhalen in een volgende training ook bijna onmogelijk is.

Het is in alle gevallen belangrijk dat je mij zsm laat weten of je naar een bevalling bent weggeroepen, of onverwachts ziek bent geworden, ivm het vinden van iemand om als ‘model’ te fungeren (we moeten altijd met even aantallen zijn bij de massagecursus).

*de studentenkorting geldt voor studenten die nog in opleiding zijn én studenten prijzen vragen voor hun doulabegeleiding. Voor afgestudeerde / werkende doula’s, geldt de reguliere prijs.

Cancelation Policy:
You have the right to revoke your registration/order within 14 days from registration/payment If the training takes place within 45 days of registration, you wave your right to revoke.

After the 14 days of revoking period, you can cancel up to 30 days before the first day of the training, in which case you’ll get a refund of the training fee, minus €150,- administration costs. After that period no refund is given.
In case you unexpectedly are not able to attend because of extenuating circumstances, the full fee is still due, but you can register for the next upcoming training against 50% discount on the full price. If you find someone to take your place, then a refund of the training fee is provided, minus €150,- administration costs.

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.

In all cases, it is important that you let me know if you’ve been called away to a birth or that you have fallen ill, as I will need someone to fill in your place (we need to be even numbers in the training).

*The discount for students is applicable for students in training and who charge student prices for their doula support. For certified doulas and doulas who work against full fees, the regular fee applies.

Additional information

Course Dates

30, 31 August, 1 September 2024 Postpartum massage training

Price Option

Regular price €630,-, Students €560,-, Postpartum Massage €650 for everyone


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Training Location:

Bert Haanstrakade 102, 1087 DN Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

Correspondence Address:

Molenstraat 54, 4201 CZ Gorinchem. The Netherlands.


Phone: 06-47968009

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