Pre- & Post-natal massage

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Prenatal massage is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

  • It provides relaxation

  • Relieves tensions, such as backaches, sciatica, stiff neck

  • Reduce soreness in joints and muscles, such as leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling)

  • Improve energy flow and circulation for better sleep and mobility

  • It is modified specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.

The prenatal massage i give is a combination of acupressure and effleurage movements. Acupressure works with pressure points on meridians (energy lines throughout the body) to reduce energy blockages, in other words, to increase the energy flow and circulation, so the body can return to its balance. Effleurage movements are gentle, light strokes that Swedish massage employs to warm up the muscles before applying with deeper pressure. The movements aid lactic acid that builds up in muscles. The strokes work with or against the grains of the particular muscle to ‘untangle’ the tensions collected in a small area. You will be lying on your sides and well cushioned by pillows and blankets, so that your body is well supported due to the extra weight from the growing baby.