Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
This is a very special time in your life. Pregnancy massage, also known as Prenatal massage is more than a relaxing luxury. Massage can relieve the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy.
Prenatal massage takes into account the changes that you experience as your body adapts to the developing fetus.
It is a gentle, soothing, relaxing massage. The goal is to safely release and relieve muscle tension, stress, and anxiety while increasing circulation, reducing swelling, fostering deeper breathing and eliminating waste products from the cells.
Prenatal massage may provide relief from lower back pain. As your uterus expands to accommodate the growing baby, the uterine ligaments can cause pain as well. By using special prenatal massage positioning techniques, mother and baby are safe and comfortable.
Labor massage comprises many forms of counterpressure to help reduce the labor pains. Pressure points which are contraindicated during pregnancy may now be used to help the labor process.
Postpartum changes in your body are physical and chemical. Your body is adapting to “the fourth trimester”. One may experience muscle soreness in the pelvic and abdominal regions. Hormones are imbalanced. One still must use light strokes on the extremities because of an elevation in clotting factors. Emotionally, there is a new special person to take care of. There are many massage techniques to facilitate your healing.
Pregnancy is a special time in your life.
Nurture yourself with a Prenatal massage from a well trained, qualified professional.