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Maternity Massage
Maternity massage therapists help expecting mothers alleviate pain & discomfort in a natural way

8 Month Massage Therapy Training Program - Includes Prenatal Massage Training

Prenatal or maternity massage is one of the safest and natural ways for pregnant women to find relief from the many common effects of pregnancy. It also provides a rewarding niche for trained massage therapists who are interested in helping women during this special time in their lives.

Addressing the needs of an expecting mother requires specific knowledge and techniques. If you’re interested in maternity massage.

The Massage Therapy Training Program from National Holistic Institute provides comprehensive hands-on massage training, including an introduction to prenatal massage. Becoming a licensed massage therapist is the first step toward a rewarding career in maternity massage.

Introduction to Maternity Massage

The NHI prenatal massage training will give you an introduction to developing the skills to help women find balance as their bodies continually change. At NHI we focus on several aspects of pre-natal massage.

We discuss:

  • The physiological changes that can occur for the mother during the different trimesters
  • The Benefits and Cautions of prenatal massage: We keep clients safe!
  • The proper positioning of a pregnant client during the massage (usually lying on her side)
  • You will practice on your classmates to integrate various new techniques you learn from the instructors demonstration.
  • Our goal is for you to feel confident in your bodywork when working with anyone, including a pregnant woman.

Massage therapists with the training and ability to serve the needs of this specific clientele are in a unique position to facilitate healthy and happy pregnancies which can lead towards healthy and happy births!

Well-Rounded Massage Training

In addition to your introduction to maternity massage, as an NHI student you will receive comprehensive massage therapy education including both Eastern and Western modalities.

At NHI, learning is hands-on with a focus on real-world experience. You’ll treat real clients, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in our on-campus clinics. Feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from student to working massage professional after gaining so much practical experience before you graduate.

Convenient Morning, Afternoon & Evening Schedules

This program is designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. We understand the lives our students lead, and how important it is to have balance. Many students are working, taking care of family and/or juggling other commitments while they attend school. Choose the schedule that best fits your lifestyle.

The full-time program can be completed in 8 months.
The part-time program can be completed in 10 months or 12 months.

Get Prepared for California State Certification

Upon completion of this program, graduates are fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam required for California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification.

After completing 500 hours of the program, you'll be eligible to begin the application process for CAMTC certification. Once you’re certified you can work in the massage therapy field. If you become certified before graduating the program, you can begin working while you finish your training.

We wholeheartedly believe that being a well-trained massage therapist gives you the ability to improve your life, career and community in ways that will make you and the people around you happier and more fulfilled.

  • Ongoing Career Support Services
  • Access to Student Life Counsellor
  • Convenient Schedules
  • Financial Aid is Available to Those That Qualify

Do What You Love!

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether NHI is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful NHI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, please call 1-800-315-3552.


"I am a recent graduate of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program. NHI has been the most amazing experience of my life and it’s been the best decision of my life. Since taking this program, my clientele have come to me and said, “I’ve never had an experience like this in my life.” This program will take you beyond the competency of being a massage therapist to a high knowledge of knowing more than just massage."

Deborah Harrington | Santa Ana Campus
Deborah Harrington | Santa Ana Campus
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