Pre-and Peri-natal Massage explores techniques of therapeutic massage and bodywork that enable massage therapists to support mothers and their babies throughout the childbearing year. The text details the physiological, functional and emotional developments of childbearing. It describes clinically refined techniques and explains how they may be used to meet women's common needs. It is fully referenced and research-based. Stories from years of clinical experience make the text come alive and help to relate the theory to real life situations.