Massage

Massage


Types of Massages:

Swedish – a gentle, relaxing massage using slow strokes, kneading, and friction to superficial layers of muscles.

Deep Tissue – uses slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the affected areas focusing on deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Trigger Point Therapy – applies concentrated finger pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain

 


Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is a time of major structural, physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social changes. Some of these changes produce discomfort and concerns, which can be addressed with appropriate massage therapy and body guidance. Pregnancy massage therapy focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be. Pregnancy massage therapy is beneficial throughout the nine months of a low-risk pregnancy. If you are not having a low-risk pregnancy, discuss your condition with your physician or midwife.

 

Perinatal Massage

The postpartum recovery period, considered to be six weeks after birth, is a physically and emotionally demanding period of adjustment. Postpartum massage focuses on helping to restore the woman's body to its pre-pregnancy condition. Massage therapy plays an important part in the restoration of the abdominal muscle wall and the uterus to its normal state. It helps to realign the body weight to its original distribution, and tones the over-stretched areas of skin over the belly. As with all massages, it relieves muscle tension and stress from everyday activities, especially new mothering duties. It not only helps restore the physical body to the new mom, but also helps to revive her emotional state. The loving touch of hands can provide a time to relax and reflect for the new mother, and helps to get her through the postpartum blues. When the mother feels good about herself, it is easier to meet the needs of her newborn.