ABMP CE Summit Course: Easing Pregnancy Pain

Easing Pregnancy Pain: Three Ways to Help the Most Common Prenatal Complaints

with Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, David Lobenstine

Course Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Mountain Time

Course Description: Join us to learn three evidence-based, practical techniques to alleviate some of pregnancy’s most common complaints. Every pregnancy is unique, but most pregnant clients experience stress, torso discomfort, and/or pelvic pain. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of these issues, why they are nearly ubiquitous, and what you can do to alleviate them as three renowned instructors share some of their favorite approaches for this population. Whether you are new to prenatal massage or a prenatal pro looking for new tools, this course will help you deepen your practice.

CE Hours: 1

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Presenter Bios

Michele Kolakowski

Michele Kolakowski, LMT, is a certified doula, certified postpartum doula, and certified lactation counselor. She has decades of diverse experience serving women and babies since 1992, and she is a co-author of the third edition of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy. An authorized instructor of pre- and perinatal massage therapy workshops, Kolakowski has taught maternity massage at massage schools, spas, destination resorts, hospitals, and conferences nationwide. Learn more at www.sanctuaryhealingartsllc.com.

David Lobenstine

David M. Lobenstine, BA, LMT, BCTMB, has been massaging, teaching, writing and editing for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences. He is a co-author of the third edition of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy. Learn more at www.bodybrainbreath.com and www.fullbreathmassage.com.

Carole Osborne

Carole Osborne CMT, NCBTMB, is an integrative bodywork practitioner, co-author of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy (third edition), course developer/instructor and mentor based in San Diego, California. Learn more at www.bodytherapyeducation.com.

Event Information

This online education conference focuses on essential tools for the upper body on day one and the lower body on day two. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the course instructors live online, learn tools to help your practice, and connect with your massage and bodywork community! This event—including 6 hours of CE—is free for ABMP members and just $99 for nonmembers!

Your event registration gives you access to all of the presentations and course replays after the event.

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