Pregnancy and Childbirth. A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

  • ID: 3687707
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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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.

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Section 1: Theory - western and eastern approaches

1 Western approach to pregnancy

2 Western appraoch to labour

3 Western approach to postpartum

4 Introduction to the eastern approach

5 Eastern approach to pregnancy

6 Eastern approach to labour

7 Eastern approach to the postpartum

Section 2: Practical bodywork

8 Introduction to bodywork

9 Practical bodywork in pregnancy

10 Practical bodywork in labour

11 Practical bodywork in the postpartum

12 Aftercare and self-care

13 The medical approach to labour

14 Working with higher-risk maternity clients

15 Professional issues

Appendix 1: Useful contacts and resources


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Yates, Suzanne Director of Well Mother - Education for Maternity Care, Bristol, UK.
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