Prerequisite: 500+ hours of massage therapy training (other perinatal professionals admitted with approval, contact us for information). Good anatomical knowledge and skill, and experience in Swedish massage and at least one of the following: deep tissue/myofascial release, structural balancing, trigger point/neuromuscular therapy, or passive movement.
Textbook: Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy, 3rd edition by Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski and David M. Lobenstine.
Required text may be purchased here
Certification: After earning these 32 CE hours, verify your knowledge & skills by purchasing an assessment module. Test online & submit video for individualized evaluation.
Michele Kolakowski LMT, CD & CPD(DONA), CLC brings more than two decades of diverse experience working with childbearing women and new families to the classroom and considers it a privilege to teach Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy with her mentor and professional “mom”, Carole Osborne.
Michele was program supervisor and lead BirthPlace massage therapist for Longmont United Hospital’s Health Center of Integrative Therapies. Michele is passionate and knowledgeable in maternity and infant massage. She lives in Longmont, Colorado with her family and loves high altitude gardening, hikes in the mountains, yoga, basketball (Go Tarheels!) and the joys of watching her boys become great young men.
CEUs: Approved by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), FL Board of Massage, and meets current AMTA, ABMP, DONA International requirements.
Audience: Licensed Massage Therapists and others licensed to touch. Advanced students of massage therapy, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare providers - contact us for information on approval to attend.
All courses are held at Bastyr University-Kenmore Campus, unless otherwise noted. Directions
Contact information for lodging: 425-602-3075
For any information regarding this training call the Simkin Center at (425) 602-3361