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Massage Therapy CEs | Research

Research - Pregnancy and Labor Massage

Massage Therapy Continuing education CEs available: 3

Classification of CEs: Research
(Note: Effective February 2019, the NCBTMB no longer requires 3 CEUs of research courses every two years). Please note that this course looks at medical research that has been performed to support the use of massage therapy during pregnancy and labor. This class does not teach about the modality itself. If you want to learn how to perform pregnancy or labor massage, please refer to our three part prenatal and doula massage courses. Please also note that much of the research covered in this course is included in our Prenatal Massage Certification program and our Massage Doula Certification program. As such, if you have enrolled in those courses, the information in this course will be largely redundant. We do not recommend that you enroll in both.

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.

CE Broker Reporting:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker in applicable states ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it. We generally report to CE Broker weekly.

Tuition: $33

Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate.

Course Materials: Research - Pregnancy and Doula Massage, by Judith Koch

Course Description: This online massage therapy CEU course looks at scientific research that has been done to show the impact of massage therapy and reflexology during pregnancy and labor. We also cover statistics on miscarriage and the factors that can contribute to fetal demise. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Give statistics regarding the frequency and causes of miscarriage
  2. List and explain the results of scientific studies on massage therapy during pregnancy
  3. Explain the results of scientific studies on continuous labor support during childbirth

Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files. 

Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.

To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.