Our blended learning BCMA & Think Tree Approved Pregnancy Massage Diploma course is an absolute must for anyone wishing to work with pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy, including post-partum.

In this course you will also have access to our in depth theoretical components in our learning platform which you can work through at your own pace before the hands-on practical weekend.

This weekend will teach you practical techniques, such as positioning as well as encouraging deeper discussion into the theoretical knowledge you have gained from your pre-course material. You will also be able to work on a pregnant woman on the second day. We do not teach you a specific routine, we encourage you to adapt your existing skills to work for your pregnant clients.

Led by Lisa Tate who has developed this amazingly comprehensive course for you, based on our original Diploma course written by Katie Whitehouse. 

I instantly felt relaxed with Lisa and I really enjoyed learning from her. She was extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of the course and always answered my questions with patience and really clear explanations. She was also very supportive when I informed her about my insecurities about going back into the profession again. It was a lovely safe space to be in!!


C Section with baby
Weigh training pregnancy

The course will cover:

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of Pregnancy

Benefits of massage during Pregnancy

How to conduct a Pregnancy specific consultation.

When you can and cannot treat - Red and Amber Flags.

Adaptations to Treatment.

Practical Techniques to treat through the trimesters.

Guidelines on Exercise during Pregnancy and Postnatally.

Additional support and advice for Pregnant clients.

Perinatal Mental Illness.

IVF pregnancies – factors to consider.

Treating clients postnatally.

  • Dates:

    Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2024

    Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2025

  • Time:

    10am to 5pm each day

  • Venue:

    Exeter, Devon. UK

  • Fees:

    Course fee: £295

    Secure your place with just £150 deposit with the remaining balance due 4 weeks (19th April) before the start of the course.

    OR pay the full course fee now

    Please note: Total course fee due (no deposit option) if booking your place within 4 weeks of the start of the course.

    Are you a professional member of Think Tree Hub? This is a Think Tree approved course so members can receive 10% off when paying the full course fee. Please enter the discount code TTMEMBER at checkout and send us proof of your current Think Tree membership to qualify.

  • Tutor:

  • Learning hours:

    Contact time in class: 12 hours

    Online Learning: 16 hours

    Access to the online content for this course will be available shortly after enrollment for a total of 6 months after the course date.

  • Course aims:

    By the end of this course you will be able to understand and recognise when and why Pregnancy massage is appropriate for different individuals. Students will also be able to devise a treatment plan and perform a bespoke Pregnancy massage tailored to the stage of pregnancy.

  • Pre-requisite:

    Minimum level 3 Massage qualification, with minimum level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology qualification. 

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As always, here at the School of Bodywork we take a holistic and inclusive view of everything that we teach, and Pregnancy Massage is no exception. Our course is very comprehensive and will give you the confidence you need to help women through this huge chapter of their lives - it is not simply about techniques and positioning.

We are warned that massaging Pregnant women in our core foundational massage training is a contraindication, but as with most contraindications, they are not always black and white!


There are huge benefits to receiving massage when pregnant, such as alleviating physical discomfort, relaxation and emotional support. However, there are many reasons why we strongly advise that you undertake specialist training in this area which include the theoretical aspects before massaging pregnant women. 

Pregnancy Massage Diploma