UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Dr
Cleveland, OH 44124
There are many benefits of massage during each trimester of pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as the post-partum period. Massage can help release muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Taught by Toni Kline, RN, MSN, LMT, a certified perinatal massage instructor and Therapeutic Touch teacher, this class is offered for pregnant moms and their partners and/or support person. The class discusses common discomforts of pregnancy and the techniques to relieve them. Demonstrations will include a variety of massage positions and strokes which can be easily learned and self-applied as well as others that may be applied by a partner. The class will teach a variety of massage positions and strokes helpful during each trimester of pregnancy as well as touch techniques useful during labor.
To register for the program(s) of your choice, please register by calling the University Hospitals MSC/Marketing Support at 216-844-4000.
If inclement weather occurs, please call 216-844-4000 after 4 p.m. for information about cancellations.
With 24 hour notice before the scheduled class, partial refunds* are available for cancellation or class may be rescheduled once (no refunds). Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled to accommodate enrollment.
*Excluding CPR and Express Prepared Childbirth.