Expectant& New Moms

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Are you currently expecting or a new Mommy?  If so, here is some info just for you!

 

If you're pregnant, please read about Prenatal & Infant Massages

Also visit the Infant Massage tab to learn about Infant Massage Classes!!!

 Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. Prenatal massages are performed in a side-lying position. Extra pillows will be used to ensure your comfort.  During the massage, a drainage technique and very loght pressure is used on the legs in place of standard massage for safety reasons. It is important to always receive Prenatal massage from a Certified Prenatal Therapist. This is a 60 minute massage.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any of following conditions, you cannot receive Prenatal Massage -

•Staining or bleeding (any amount)
•Preterm labor
•Spike in blood pressure or hypertensive condition
•Pre-eclampsia
•Placenta Previa
•Placenta abruptio
•Signs or risk of a blood clot
•Symptoms of a miscarriage
•Ectopic pregnancy
•Severe abdominal pain
-Gestational Diabetes

INFANT MASSAGE

Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system. Infants benefit from touch.  Physically, massage stimulates the nerves and strengthens the immune system. Massage can help with colic, constipation, and ease digestion.  During the session, parents will also learn some massage techniques they can use on their infants. This is a 30 minute session.

Related Links:

http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/prenatalmassage.html

http://www.pregnancy.org/article/benefits-pregnancy-massage

http://www.infantmassageusa.org/learn-to-massage-your-baby/benefits-of-infant-massage/

http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/benefits-of-infant-massage.aspx

http://www.iaim.net/benefits/