Pregnancy is a time of many changes: physical, social, and emotional. Massage is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort.
Some of the benefits of massage during pregnancy:
- reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
- increases flexibility
- eases constipation, gas and heartburn
- reduces excess fluid retention
- slows the process of varicose veins
- relieves common discomforts
Massage During Labor
Labor support is a wonderful way for your partner to get involved and the benefits are enormous. They will be taught specific massage techniques to alleviate your discomfort during labor and pressure points that can induce labor and speed things along. Who doesn't want that!!! It is a very hands on private lesson. I will give them the tools to make for a quick, supporting, nurturing labor and they are techniques that they will have forever.
It is just as important to get massage after birth as it is during pregnancy. During this time, nature sets about undoing in eight weeks what took nine months to create.
During this time, massage can help:
- you handle the physical demands of a newborn
- speed the healing process of hemorrhoids or an episiotomy
- reduce cellulite
- if nursing, help with milk letdown or engorged breast
- ease muscle aches and fatigue
- reduce swelling in the legs or any other area
A Support system of ultimate comfort will be used during your session. It's called the bodyCushion™. The bodyCushion™ will alleviate pressure on the neck, breasts, and lowerback. You will be able to lie safely and comfortably on your belly throughout your pregnancy, even in your last trimester. Just being able to lie face down will be such a relief you won't want to get up!
Baby massage is a wonderful way to bond with your baby. It has been proven that infant massage strengthens the immune systems, stimulates digestion, relieves gas, colic, promotes restful sleep, encourages development and so much more. Baby massage can be a very special time spent together and can be just as beneficial for the parent as it is for the infant.