Couples Massage Training

Supporting pregnant couples through education + nurturing touch.

Pregnancy + Labor support series

Couples Massage Training

Bringing together nurturing touch and human connection, A Healer’s Hand + The Nest (AHH) is pleased to offer an exclusive massage training workshop — Pregnancy + Labor Support Series — intended to educate and empower couples/partners during pregnancy and labor and delivery. This training is recommended anywhere from 13 to 40 weeks (earlier is best).

AHH’s couples massage training workshop provides couples with the knowledge and skills to create a safe and soothing environment for expectant parents that prioritizes their well-being and comfort. Participants will discover the unique benefits of prenatal massage, strengthen existing bonds, and feel empowered to support their partners during pregnancy by providing relaxation and relief.  Please inquire with Nicole regarding private or group session information.

Black and white shot of hands holding pregnant belly.

meet your massage therapist

Nicole Budeau


Nicole is the owner of A Healer’s Hand + The Nest, a licensed massage therapist (LMT), certified prenatal massage therapist (CPMT), certified infant massage instructor (CIMI), certified Reiki Master Practitioner, and continuing education instructor with over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic labor massage.

Committed to easing the overall labor experience and birthing process, Nicole is committed to educating expecting couples and sharing the transformative healing power of human touch. 

Workshop Goals

Couples Massage Training Workshop Goals



Alleviate pain and conditions associated with pregnancy


Dismantle the pain-fear cycle during labor + delivery


Support and empower expecting couples


Effectively find + apply therapeutic pressure points


Diminish anxiety and bring peace during childbirth


Prepare for and naturally stimulate labor

Preparing for labor

Common Questions + Fears


Couples may face in anticipation of labor

Will I be able to support my partner? How can I support my partner if she/they are experiencing pain?


What will labor be like? What can we do to feel more connected during the birthing process?


Will I be able to see my partner in pain? How will my partner support me?


Supporting Research

Benefits of Couples Massage 

A study reported by the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies discovered that fathers who massaged their pregnant wives experienced lower anxiety levels while improving marital adjustment. As part of the study, twenty-eight women were selected from various prenatal classes and randomly assigned to receive massage and breathwork coaching from their partners. Mothers reported an overall decrease in depressed mood, pain, and anxiety. The massaged mothers also experienced significantly reduced overall labor time, shorter hospital stays, and less occurrences of postpartum depression.