Pregnancy and Childbirth: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

Pregnancy and childbirth an hoslistic apprach to massage and boxyworkBy

  • Suzanne Yates, BA(Hons), Dip HSEC(Shiatsu diploma), MRSS(T), APNT, Antenatal and postnatal exercise instructor, PGCE(PCET), Director of Well Mother – Education for Maternity Care, Bristol, UK

Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother.

This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors.

Key Features

For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides:

  • Clarity of information
  • Full text referencing
  • Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes
  • Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.


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