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Prenatal & Postpartum Massage
All the changes ushered in by pregnancy can be overwhelming, both emotionally and physically. Prenatal massage addresses both these arenas. Our licensed massage therapist is certified in Prenatal Massage and Infant Massage, and she creates an atmosphere of holistic relaxation.
After the marathon of birth, it can be a challenge for new mothers to regain their strength. Massage helps initiate your path to fitness and well being while promoting better posture, blood circulation, and relieving tension headaches. The relaxation experienced during massage also promotes healthy sleep patterns and a healthy breastfeeding relationship. If you're not getting the sleep you wish you were, massage is an alternate route to rest and relaxation.
Benefits Of Prenatal Massage
Hormone regulation • Better sleep • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles • Reduced stress and anxiety • Reduced muscle tension and headaches • Improved circulation • Reduced joint and back pain • Improvement of nerve pain • Reduction of swelling
Creating The Atmosphere for a Gentle Transition
Waterbirth has quickly become a popular option for mothers to use in labor and/or delivery because of its many therapeutic properties. Being immersed in water can alleviate gravity's pull on the mother's body and soothe her through labor and delivery discomfort.
Concerned about the safety of water birth? Read this article from Evidence Based Birth. Bathtubs can't offer the space needed for free movement and necessary position changes in labor, but birth pools can.