Nurturing the Mother®

Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage 24CE

March 25-27, 2019; Lewisburg, WV


Lewisburg, WV

(see on map)


March 25-27, 2019
8:00am - 5:30pm daily





Class size is limited to 10 participants.

*As part of my commitment to giving back, participants may bring a $25 gift card (ie. Walmart, etc.) as part of their tuition. We will give the gift cards to a selected local charity that benefits mothers & newborns in need.​


  • Anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and birth

  • Pregnancy massage sequence

  • Cautions and contraindications for pregnancy massage

  • Guidelines for pregnancy massage for each trimester

  • Massage cautions and variations for high-risk pregnancies

  • Labor massage and labor support techniques

  • Newborn and infant massage demonstration

  • Postpartum massage, with the principle of "mother roasting" - the application of heat, along with specific bodywork techniques for the recovery and realignment of the mother.

  • Marketing your new skills to the public


  • 4 pillows - 2 king size and 2 standard

  • 3 sets of sheets

  • Unscented Oil

  • Blanket or pad for Shiatsu

  • Massage table; one per two students (unless available on-site)

  • Optional: Baby doll for infant massage demonstration


Valarie Dunlevy

Valarie dunlevy - Claire marie miller se

Valarie Dunlevy started her massage education in the early 70's, raised her family, renewed her love for bodywork in 1993 and has been in full time practice ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, is Board Certified with NCBTMB, a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and a Continuing Education Provider through NCBTMB. Along with a full time massage therapy practice, she teaches a wide variety of classes for continuing education at several locations, here in the states and abroad.


In 2001 she attended Claire's extraordinary Integrative Reflexology® class and has become a devoted practitioner as well as an instructor of Integrative Reflexology®.

Valarie is a licensed massage therapist (WV #1998-0102) and maintains a full time practice specializing in Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology, Very Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure, Reiki, and Soothing Swedish near her home in the wild, wonderful hills of West Virginia. 


Phone: 919-280-5505


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