RCC offering MBLEx Prep, Prenatal Massage classes *UPDATE*

ASHEBORO (Feb. 17, 2020)

*Update: Prenatal Massage (74069) is now scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and will be held online. The cost is $70.55. Students must have satisfactorily completed an approved Therapeutic Massage program or be a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist.

Randolph Community College is offering two opportunities this month and next — one for those interested in becoming licensed massage therapists and another in prenatal massage.

“MLBEx Prep” prepares students to sit for the MLBEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination). Topics include Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pathology, and Ethics. Students must have successfully completed or currently be attending a Therapeutic Massage program.

The course (#72763) is Thursdays, Feb. 20-March 5, from 6-9 p.m. in room 104 of the Continuing Education & Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $70.

In “Prenatal Massage,” students will understand not only the usual three trimesters of pregnancy, but also what Doulas refer to as the “Fourth Trimester,” which is the time immediately following birth. Discussions include the pros and cons of massaging during the first trimester, areas to avoid, contraindications, and how to handle the increased flexibility of joints.

Students will learn how to drape and position a pregnant client.

The course is a must for anyone wanting to specifically work with this population, as well as those who find themselves faced with a pregnant client unexpectedly.

“Prenatal Massage” has been approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapists (LMBTs), and is taught by a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider.

The course (#72767) is Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 106 of the Kinley Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $70.55. Students must have satisfactorily completed an approved Therapeutic Massage program or be a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist.

For information or to register for either of these classes, call 336-328-1750.