Pregnancy is the best time to get a massage. It will help you relax and better prepare for labor and birth. Studies show that mothers who receive massage throughout pregnancy have decreased stress, fewer prenatal complications, reduced labor time, improved immune system functions, increased oxytocin production, and improved fetal health.
Massage during any trimester is beneficial and can even reduce nausea, blood pressure, and normal pregnancy growing pains.
Labor Prep Massage
This is a massage to help your body prepare for labor. We use multiple modalities including Swedish Massage, Shiatsu Acupressure, and Stretching to aid in body balancing and emotional and physical release. This encourages optimal fetal positioning and whole body balancing.
This is appropriate for the third trimester of pregnancy only.
On-Call Labor Massage
Want massage support during labor? Massage and Acupressure can help reduce pain and encourage uterine stimulation. It’s a good opportunity for your birth partner(s) to learn how to help you balance the body to encourage optimal fetal position, counter pressure and various labor positions to better support you during labor.
This is a two hour session at your preferred location during the early or active phase of labor.
Massage after birth can facilitate emotional and physical healing. It helps reconnect the mind and body, allowing for relaxation from the stresses of modern day mothering. The techniques used are appropriate for mothers anytime postpartum. If mom had a cesarean birth, it is best to wait 4-6 weeks postpartum to allow the body to heal from surgery. During this massage treatment, we use herbs and heat to warm the abdomen and wrap the mother in a cocoon to close or seal the emotional, spiritual, and physical gateways opened by birth. This helps replenish energy and vitality.
Postpartum Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)
This massage treatment uses warm herbal oils to bring healing and nourishment to mind, body, and soul.