Elaine Stillerman received her New York State license in massage therapy in 1978. She started her pioneering work with pregnant women in 1980 and developed the professional training course, MotherMassage: Massage During Pregnancy in 1990. This course provides professional certification to massage therapists, childbirth educators, nurse-midwives and doulas in prenatal massage, labor support massage and postpartum recovery care. Trainings are offered at massage schools across the country. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books.