Nov 19, 2016
Guest: Carole Osborne is a San Diego-based
massage therapist, author, course developer and instructor of
somatic arts and sciences. Expecting a baby is usually joyful, but it is
also stressful and can be uncomfortable. Prenatal massage therapy
uses techniques designed specifically to address pregnancy’s
In this episode, we will cover:
- the long list of benefits that massage therapy can offer a
woman during pregnancy-relaxation, better sleep, easier birth are a
- how a prenatal massage is different from a regular massage and
what to expect (a side lying massage can be very comfortable and
can teach you how to sleep better at night too).
- what contraindications for massage you should be aware of in
pregnancy and how a trained prenatal massage therapist can work
with them (varicose veins is only one of them).
Resources mentioned in the conversation:
About Carole Osborne:
Carole Osborne is a San
Diego-based massage therapist, author, course developer and
instructor of somatic arts and sciences.
In addition to private practice since 1974, she has worked in
osteopathic, psychological, and women’s medical settings.
In 1980 she began researching and developing infant and
maternity massage therapy protocols and instructional programs. She
pioneered the reintroduction of therapeutic massage and bodywork to
healthcare for the childbearing year.
Over the years she has trained parents, hospital association
staffs, and over 5,000 maternity massage therapists and other
She was recognized nationally
as the 2008 Massage Therapy Teacher of the Year. Carole has
authored three textbooks,including Pre- and Perinatal Massage
Therapy. Her articles
have appeared in many professional and mainstream