During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes tremedous changes. Pregnancy massage uses mostly Swedish massage techniques to help minimize stress, promote relaxation, enhance restful sleep, increase flexibility, relieve muscle tension including upper and lower back pain, swelling of hands and feet, headaches, calf cramps, insomnia, and sciatica. Suggested massage after the first trimester, the client will lie on her back and side using several pillows to prop for comfort.
In the postpartum period, it is as important to care for yourself as it is during your pregnancy. Postpartum massage can help you handle the physical demands of caring for a newborn by reducing tension and increasing energy. On the emotional level, postpartum massage can nurture and comfort you whether or not you are experiencing a bit of those “baby blues”.
NOTE: As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider. The best way to address the possible risks of prenatal massage is to be informed and to work together with knowledgeable professionals. Some important considerations are high risk pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia, previous pre-term labor, severe swelling or edema, high blood pressure, or sudden severe headaches.
½-HOUR ~ $40 1-HOUR ~ $70 1 ¼-HOUR ~ $85 1 ½-HOUR ~ $95
Pregnancy massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. The benefits of pregnancy massage are numerous including deep relaxation, pain reduction, restored energy, increased circulation and improved sleep as well as helping relieve muscular tension, stiff neck and headaches, backaches and sciatica nerve pain, leg cramps, swollen ankles and achy feet. Here we find that the most popular pregnancy massage techniques are used in the therapeutic and Swedish style of massage. To make it a little easier to improve health, we also offer other Holistic Alternative Therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass, including Hampshire and Hampden Counties, as well as Northern Connecticut.
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