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Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

 

 

Pregnancy (Postnatal/Prenatal) Massage

 

       

 

Can be done during all trimesters.

This massage is performed on a special table with a tummy recess, which allows Mommy's to be, at any trimester, to lay on her stomach! If Mommy does not wish to lay on her stomach the massage can be performed while laying on her side with the aid of pillows, blankets and cushions to help her feel comfortable, secure and cozy.

 

 

Relieves your everyday aches and pains and allows you to relax and sleep. Please inform the therapist how far along you are when making the appointment, so we can provide you the best in comfort.

Benefits of Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum, & Infant Massage

  • In addition to all the benefits for the body and the mind outlined above, there are many benefits particular to pregnancy, labor, postpartum and for infants. 
  • Benefits of massage during pregnancy
  • Decreases rates of complications during labor
  • Decreased rates of postnatal complications for the baby
  • Decreases rates of premature birth
  • Decreases stress hormone levels in mother
  • Increases oxygen and nutrients to the cells of mother and baby
  • Promotes easier breathing
  • Reduces swelling (edema) in the hands and feet
  • Decreases pain in low back, shoulders, neck, and hips due to shift in posture
  • Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints due to additional weight of the baby
  • Alleviates leg cramps
  • Alleviates sciatic pain
  • Decreased insomnia
  • Helps prepare the muscles used during childbirth

Benefits of massage during labor

  • Shorter labor
  • Less painful labor
  • Less likely to need pain medication
  • Fewer complications during labor
  • Less anxiety during labor
  • Shorter hospital stay following birth
  • Better mood following birth

Benefits of postpartum massage

  • Better milk production and easier breastfeeding
  • Helps to realign the pelvis after birth
  • Relieves soreness after birth
  • Faster recovery from a cesarean
  • Relieves stiffness, tension, and aches and pains associated with caring for a newborn

Benefits of infant massage

  • Facilitates weight gain in preterm and normal infants
  • Improves sleep-wake patterns in preterm and normal infants
  • Decreases fussiness and improves "soothability"
  • Improves sociability and interaction behaviors
  • Lowers stress hormones and increases "happy" hormone levels
  • Preterm infants released more quickly from the hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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