Spa Standard Partners with Belly Friendly

Spa Standard, an online learning platform, has collaborated with Belly Friendly, a prenatal certification and spa training program, to offer continuing education in pregnancy massage training. Through this partnership, Spa Standard now offers Belly Friendly's new Prenatal Certification course. Approved by the National Association Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and the state of Florida, the Belly Friendly course features a prenatal massage instructional video that demonstrates a hands-on technique specific to each trimester. "Belly Friendly represents the kind of quality education we endeavor to offer through Spa Standard," says Kelly Maack, president of Spa Standard. "Its continuing education and accreditation program is an excellent opportunity for practitioners and spas who want to up their game, and we're delighted they can find it on Spa Standard." Available on, highlights of the course include Belly Friendly's proprietary methods for interacting with pregnant massage clients, information on draping and positioning methods for expectant spa-goers, insight on prenatal skin conditions, and other tips for delivering a spa experience for this market. "The Spa Standard partnership is a natural fit,” says Stacy Denney, founder of Belly Friendly and Barefoot & Pregnant. “The program shares our value of the importance of education. Spa Standard broadens our reach so that more therapists and spas can become Belly Friendly."

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