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Mastering Pregnancy Massage Video Review

September 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Pregnancy Massage

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One of the best ways to help you feel better is to get a massage or use books like the MasteringPregnancyMassageDVDPregnancy Pain Relief book to actually get relief.

These video reviews will help you to understand the value you get with this video. It has a lot of information you may want to know in any given moment.

Review 15.0 out of 5 stars

This DVD is like a reference book for pregnancy massage where you can look up conditions (for example, diastasis recti) and find out how to work with clients with these conditions. But rather than just a description on the flat page, you get a demonstration by the teacher. The teacher is Leslie Stager, a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse who has served as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator and midwifery clinic nurse. She generously shares her expansive knowledge and skills on this sophisticated video, elegantly produced by Real Bodywork. Stager leads you through all aspects of pregnancy massage. As she discusses the physiological changes of the mother’s body, they are revealed from the inside using computer enhanced models of the progressing pregnancy. Stager demonstrates massage methods using side-lying and semi-reclining¬† positioning as well as techniques for a full list of conditions that might develop such as sciatica, shortness of breath and edema. Her presentation style is easy to follow and comprehend. This DVD even includes physician referral and client intake forms you can print from your computer to use in your practice. I highly recommended this DVD.

by lisa mertz, PhD, LMTMasteringPregnancyMassage4

mtj book and video review editor Lisa Mertz, PhD, LMT, is the program coordinator of massage therapy at Queensborough Community College/City University of New York.

Source Citation:Mertz, Lisa. “Mastering Pregnancy Massage.(Video recording review).” Massage Therapy Journal 46.1 (Spring 2007): 29(1). Academic OneFile. Gale. San Diego Public Library. 21 Aug. 2009

Review 2

5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering Pregnancy Massage,

This is like an advanced course in working with pregnant women. There is so much info here that I keep coming back to it to learn more. I feel really confident, after watching the tape, to be able to handle the pregnant women who come in for a massage.

L McGann

5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering Pregnancy Massage, MasteringPregnancyMassage3

Great DVD! Lots of useful information & practical sequences for the beginner and experienced therapist.
I definitely recommend this DVD if you (qualified therapists) do not have time to attend a course or sit and read pages and pages on this subject.
Great for reviewing over & over, good confidence boost!


5.0 out of 5 stars Great training tool, July 8, 2008

As a NCBTMB certified Massage Therapist who also did advanced work at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Pregnancy Massage of over 100 hours, this DVD offers a comprehensive knowledge of working in sideline position. I learned many new techniques while watching this video, and I highly recommend it for anyone working the in field. I cannot imagine any other DVD being more comprehensive or knowledgable than this one. Everything you need is right here including contraindications on presure points to avoid. The DVD is highly professional in every area.

By C DeGetmon

5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of information , MasteringPregnancyMassageimage1

This video covers everything it states and more, sometimes too much more.
I too have worked as a L&D nurse, and even I could only take it in short snips.
Though I do believe all massage therapist should know the information before doing a pregnancy massage.
So, find a comfortable chair, get some tea, a scones or two, and pay attention there is a lot here.

By A. Helsel

5.0 out of 5 stars Mastering Pregnancy Massage, MasteringPregnancyMassage2

I found this DVD very helpful. I would recommend this to anyone interested in pregnancy massage.
Leslie Stager gives a wealth of information in a short amount of time. Her years as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator, and midwife gives her confidence and professionalism. She demonstrates proper draping and body positioning fit for pregnancy massage. It covers a broad spectrum of pregnancy issues and even includes a client intake form with questions geared to the pregnant woman.

By Koernda


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