AQUASOMA® Advanced Specialist Training

At the end of this specialization course in Aquasoma® During Pregnancy, you will be able to perform a complete session with a pregnant woman in the safe environment of the course and receive her valuable feedback.

Course format: blended training (2 modules of each 3 days in-person, plus online materials and self-directed tasks at home)

Number of credits: 3,3 AECS

Prerequisites: Aquasoma® Foundation course (recommended: certification as an Aquasoma® Essentials Specialist). OR, alternatively, one of the following courses: Jahara® Specialist, Watsu 2. NOTE: If you feel that you do not meet all of the above requirements, please indicate this on your application so that we can advise you on how to proceed.

AQUASOMA® During Pregnancy

The Aquasoma® For Pregnant Women Specialization Course offers specific training for watsu with expectant mothers.

Get ready to learn innovative techniques and special modifications of already known techniques to provide safe and effective sessions, focusing on restoring mobility and the well-being of future mothers.

In Module 2 of this Aquasoma® specialization, we examine the specific aspects of watsu during pregnancy for sessions starting from the 40th week of gestation. Many women request a session to promote the natural onset of labor.

The effective and safe use of auxiliary floating materials, such as soft noodles and floating collars, will allow you to complete the techniques learned in the first module.

You will also learn specific techniques to concentrate work on the lower limbs – legs and feet. 

This way, you can achieve each specific goal of your sessions with pregnant women, giving each part of their body the time and calm it truly needs.

Main topics covered in this module:

  • Guidelines for working with pregnant women.
  • Buoyancy adjustments for working with pregnant women.
  • Physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and how to address them.
  • Skin and touch.
  • Aquasoma® and its stress-regulating effect.
  • The polyvagal theory and its application during pregnancy.
  • The mandible and its relationship with the pelvis.
  • Massage techniques based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Specific parts of the body to avoid during bodywork in pregnancy.
  • Particular issues for a full-term pregnancy session.
  • Use of the soft noodle during the session.
  • Use of floating collar during the session.
  • Anatomy and biomechanics of the female hip during pregnancy and childbirth. Movements and flexibility.
  • Bodywork on legs and feet with pregnant women.

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