Nurturing the Mother®

Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage 24CE

March 7-9, 2019; Oregon, OH


Argyle IT Solutions

28304 Cedar Park Blvd A

Perrysburg, OH 43551

Local hotel options: Country Inn & Suites -  Rossford, OH - (419) 872-9900

                            Staybridge Suites - Rossford, OH - (419) 872-3700


March 7-9, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm daily



$450 if paid in full by February 7, 2019; $475 after February 7


A $100 deposit reserves your spot in class.

Contact your instructor, Ashley Hirzel, with any questions:

(419) 461-3879


  • 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


Ashley J. Hirzel

Ashley graduated top of her class at the Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg, OH. Her own personal journey with conception and pregnancy led her to study pregnancy massage and fertility massage with Claire Marie Miller while she was still attending massage school. She immediately fell in love with the work and began her practice as an Ohio Licensed Massage Therapist (#33-019709) by founding the Open Arms Wellness Center in Oregon, OH.


Ashley has additional training as a Barefoot Master in Ashiatsu massage, hot and cold stone therapy, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy and Bamboo massage, among others. She is passionate about the benefits of massage for fertility enhancement and throughout the journey of pregnancy. Ashley is excited to be an instructor for Claire Marie Miller Seminars. She received fertility support and prenatal massage during both of her pregnancies and feels that it is a part of her calling to share this work with clients and with other therapists. 

Ashley's website:


Phone: 919-280-5505


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