Prenatal and Postnatal massage are wonderful complementary choices for both prenatal and postnatal care. It is a holistic way to reduce stress, which play such a key role during labor, aid pains, and promote an overall physical and emotional wellness, which is crucial to prenatal health as well as coping with the new journey of being a mother.
It provides relaxation
Relieves tensions, such as backaches, sciatica, stiff neck, especially due to carrying the big belly, breastfeeding, lack of sleep
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 and postpartum women and their changing bodies.
The prenatal and postnatal massage that I give is a combination of acupressure, Swedish massage techniques and energy work. Acupressure works with pressure points on meridians (energy lines throughout the body) to reduce energy blockages, 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, as well as the postpartum needs. Energy works, such as guided visualuzation, can help calms the mind, reduce stress and heart rate.
All mothers and daughters deserve the care and attention that they have given to their lived ones compassionately and unconditionally.