2450 Main Street,
Congratulations, this is such a wonderful time for you and your family. Although this is an exciting time, it can come with feelings of discomfort and pain due to your changing body as your baby continues to grow.
There are many benefits Massage can offer to an expectant mother;
It assists in remedying many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy: muscular discomforts, lower-back pain, upper-back pain, headaches, leg cramps, sciatica, stiffness, tension and knots, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, varicose veins, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, neck pain, interscapular pain, sacroiliac and hip joint pain and constipation.
Stabilizes hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
Soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body. As a result, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease, and will also sleep more easily and more deeply
Assists in maintaining good posture and adjusting to a changing alignment caused by the baby’s increasing weight. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility, enhancing the ability to carry this extra weight while also relieving aches and pains, leg cramps and muscle spasms
Eases the load on the heart and helps keep blood pressure in check
Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
Prepares the mother-to-be for an easier delivery with its sedating effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and stress relief
Offers a natural, safe, drug-free alternative choice for pain relief, since taking medications are often limited during a pregnancy for the sake of the unborn child
In addition to the physical benefits, prenatal massage provides expecting women with the emotional support and nurturing touch provided by nonsexual human touch and energy.
Prenatal massage helps to ease the discomfort of the mother-to-be as her body goes through
the changes of pregnancy. It helps to enhance muscle function, joint mobility, improves
circulation while relieving mental and physical fatigue
Our Registered Massage Therapist, Raven, has extra training specializing in prenatal massage and is focused on continuing her eduction to provide the best care to women throughout their pregnancy.
Postpartum massage can be just as beneficial and important as massage during pregnancy. As with other massage, postpartum massage helps with circulation, muscle function and joint mobility. The difference is with postnatal massage there is focus to help balance the postpartum pelvis from the dysfunctions that may have happened during delivery. Postpartum massage benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. Poor nursing positions can affect the baby's ability to latch properly and can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. Postpartum massage can improve postpartum hormone balance and reduces naturally occurring biochemicals associated with depression and cardiovascular problems. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage to help eliminate excess fluids and waste. Massage will ease fatigue, promote sleep and relaxation.
Breast massage helps to assist in promoting healthy breast tissue. It helps to increases the
circulation and lymphatic drainage of the breast tissue, which may relieve the pain and
discomfort associated with PMS (hormonal changes), pregnancy, nursing, or the compression of
some bras. As well, it relieves pain and tension from the muscles of the chest wall.
Therapeutic massage is a treatment based massage used to address your physical concerns
and conditions to help correct dysfunctions or pain. Following the assessment, it is performed by
using Swedish massage with advanced techniques to the area of concern.
Using Swedish massage techniques, relaxation massage helps to promote circulation, release
toxins from the muscles, and stimulates the nervous system. It also helps by stretching the
ligaments and tendons to help keep them pliable. Relaxation massage helps reduce physical
and mental stress
We kindly ask that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment you provide us with 24 hour notice, There is a $25.00 late cancellation/no show fee. Thank you for understanding.