This workshop is offered for massage therapists, childbirth educators, labor assistants, midwives, labor & delivery nurses, and anyone who desires a deeper knowledge of fertility, birth and massage -- and the wonderful experience of bringing them together. Certification in this modality is available only for massage therapists and other licensed health care providers.
Throughout the world, and across time, massage has been used to support women during the childbearing year. In keeping with this tradition, Claire Miller has developed a program which integrates the mystery and power of the birth experience with sound clinical knowledge and effective methods for prenatal and perinatal massage.
The course includes the following content areas:
Through demonstration and practice, in the sharing of our stories, and in the willingness to be present with the heart, mind and spirit of the birth process, we will open ourselves to the transformation which occurs for all those involved in a birth.
NOTE: The workshop fee includes a 108-page training manual. Birth videos will be interspersed as time allows. Students will complete their written and practical assessments in class to be certified upon completion of this course.
For certification, the submission of one case study and a review and write-up of three designated books is required. A certification processing fee of $25 is paid to Claire Marie Miller Seminars, Inc. along with the certification requirements.
Claire Miller is a therapist and educator with three decades of experience in the field, and is a 2010 inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. She is an honors graduate of the Boulder School of Massage Therapy and is a NC Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (#580). She studied with Jeannine Parvati Baker, author of Conscious Conception, Pre-Natal Yoga, and Hygiea. She specializes in the teaching and practice of reflexology, massage for pregnancy and Hatha Yoga, and presents seminars throughout the U.S. Claire lives and has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC. She is the mother of James -- born in hospital in 1981, Jessica -- born at home in 1984, and Nellie -- born at home in an underwater birth in 1987.
For additional information, see her website at: www.clairemariemiller.com.