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Cardiovascular Adaptations

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**This webinar is now available ON DEMAND. The webinar will be available for 3 months from your date of purchase so that you can watch it at your leisure.**

To provide for fetal needs and maintain maternal health, the cardiovascular system makes brilliant adaptations. At the same time, this increased endocrine output usually results in edema, varicose veins, and a tendency toward clot formation, particularly in the lower extremities.

These physiological realities were likely the basis of the now outdated total contraindication to massage therapy during pregnancy. Understanding these changes and their ramifications for how, where, and when you massage, particularly the legs, is critical to "first doing no harm" with expectant clients. This is the main focus of this webinar, but we will also explore:

positioning implications

precautions about reflex points on the feet and legs

key comparisons of normal and systemic edema, with a technique overview for edema relief

You agree to these terms if you purchase this course:

1. You understand that this webinar offers reliable, yet limited education in prenatal massage therapy; therefore, this is not a certification program.

2. You understand that this course provides continuing education hours, and completion of this webinar does not imply certification, endorsement, or authorization of any sort for your practice or teaching of prenatal massage therapy; therefore, you agree to not represent yourself directly or by implication in marketing activities or any communications to clients or others that you are certified, endorsed, or authorized by the Benjamin Institute, or any other agency to practice or teach prenatal massage therapy on the basis of participation in this webinar.

3. You agree to conduct your practice of prenatal massage therapy in accordance with the ethical and legal guidelines of the organizations to which you belong or by which you are licensed or registered.

By purchasing this product, you verify your understanding of and agreement to these three statements and limitations.



You can register for one webinar or the entire series.

The fee for this webinar is $30

The fee for all six webinars is $155.

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CE Hours:

1.25 CE hours for this webinar

7.5 CE hours for the full series

(approved by NCBTMB, NYS, and Florida CE Broker)


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