Need a prenatal or postpartum massage? Relax, you are in good hands.
Every new mom needs to feel feel comfortable and safe. That's why graduating from massage school isn’t enough for us; We insist that all of our prenatal massage therapists go for extra training and certification with Carole Osborne-Sheets before working with the pregnant body.
Carole Osborne-Sheets has been an integrative body therapist since 1974. In addition to private practice, she has worked in osteopathic, women's medical clinic, and psychological practices. Her work focuses on facilitating somato-emotional and neuromuscular integration. She is a specialist in family issues, including pregnancy, sexual and emotional trauma, substance and eating disorders, self-image, and nurturing.
Her earliest bodywork studies were with the Arica Institute, Milton Trager, and Tai chi with Master Abraham Liu, and in an apprenticeship in the teachings of Ida P. Rolf with Edward Maupin, Ph.D. More recent studies have included osteopathic soft tissue therapies. Carole cofounded IPSB, in San Diego, in 1977, where she continues to teach. She is also an original faculty member at Big Sky Somatic Institute, Helena, Montana. She has taught throughout North America and in Europe.
Sparked by personal and clinical experiences, Carole began researching and developing infant and prenatal massage therapy programs in 1980. With collaboration with perinatal professionals and colleagues, she trained parents and hospital and association staffs, and she co-created the original Bodywork for the Childbearing Year® training. In 1997, she independently expanded and refined that former course to create her Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy programs and publications. She has taught maternity massage therapy to over 2,000 massage and perinatal specialists. She is mother of Josh and Elizabeth whose gestations, births, and lives inspired and continue to guide her work.
Carole has published two textbooks, Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy and Deep Tissue Sculpting, and articles in both Massage and Massage Therapy Journal.She provided consultation on several videos, and for other prenatal and infant massage media items, including an upcoming book on pregnancy and sexual abuse survivors. She is a professional member of AMTA and the National Association for Pregnancy Massage Therapists, and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.