classes & talks

We’re proud to announce the early 2021 publication of the brand-new edition of the bestselling book

Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition 

A comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor, and postpartum practice by Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, and David M Lobenstine

  Find out when you can order in print or e-book here!

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check back for soon-to-be announced 2021 Pre- & Perinatal Massage Therapy workshops and ABMP Prenatal Massage Webinar

  • September 24-27, 2020 Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Workshop at East West College in Portland, Oregon (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    Here’s what you receive with the one, two, or four day of NCTMB-approved maternity massage therapy continuing education:

      • Evidence-based knowledge, not mythology
      • Intensive practice of specific perinatal techniques used clinically for over 30 years
      • Skills to meet women’s physical and emotional childbearing needs
      • Understanding of all phases of maternity massage therapy care: pregnancy, labor and postpartum, normal and not-so-perfect pregnancies
      • Positioning, techniques and powerful, subtle touch that are superbly applicable to many other specialty client populations
      • Guidance in career-protective body mechanics and techniques
      • Purpose, focus & financial infusion into your work
      • Inclusion into a distinguished community of high caliber massage therapy professionals
      • The in-person training that many employers require and that you need if you wish to apply for pre- and perinatal massage therapy certification

Contact us about your interest in classes in 2021!

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Previous classes

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upcoming talks 

  • Year of JOY! Community offerings for pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
    • “Preparing Your Postpartum Nest” with Michele Kolakowski & Sanctuary Doulas *due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for March 27, 2019 

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ongoing talks

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creative ideas for future classes & talks

  • Doulas Improving Maternity Care One Birth & Family at a Time
  • Postpartum Doulas Mother the New Mother
  • Pregnancy Massage 101
  • Spa Pregnancy Massage
  • Massage & Acupressure for Labor
  • Comfort Measures for Labor
  • Using a Labor TENS Unit as a Comfort Measure in Your Labor
  • Nurturing New Mothers with Postpartum Massage in the Hospital
  • Loving Our Wee Ones with Infant Massage
  • Relieving Gas & Colic Naturally with Infant Massage

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To request a class or talk for your group, organization or event, please read Michele’s Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
and get in touch.