Massage Therapy CEs | Research
Research - Pregnancy and Labor Massage
Massage Therapy Continuing education CEs available: 3
Classification of CEs: Research (The NCBTMB 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.
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.
Attention Florida & Georgia licensees: Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker 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.
Tuition: The online course and test is $33. Students who enroll in the "by mail" version will still have instant access to the online version, plus a hard copy of the course materials will be mailed within 1 - 3 business days of enrollment. Mailed material consists of our bound student handout. Any PDF files attached to the online course will not be included. You may print them yourself if you want a hard copy. This course also has links to online articles or videos that are best accessed through the online version of the course.
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:
- Give statistics regarding the frequency and causes of miscarriage
- List and explain the results of scientific studies on massage therapy during pregnancy
- Explain the results of scientific studies on continuous labor support during childbirth
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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 courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.
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.
Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test you can submit the study guide by following the instructions on the bottom of the study guide. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate (online testers also have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).
Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the online test, you will always have the option to log back in to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.
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.