For many women pregnancy can be very traumatic to the body and mind.  With so many changes happening in a relatively short period of time this can put quite a bit of stress on the musculoskeletal system as well as the hormonal communication which can be stressful and painful.  Research shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques. Many women will experience random aches and pains but more specifically and more commonly the issues will be surrounding low back pain, hip pain, leg pain, upper shoulders, and neck pain.  These issues do not necessarily magically disappear once the baby is born and many times women can have lingering pain and dysfunction for a long time following birth.  

Pre Natal 

Thera are a variety of techniques that can be used to treat the musculoskeletal issues during pregnancy that can be very effective in bringing relief and can make the pregnancy experience a bit more comfortable.  We can make sure to address the common areas of pain as well as the entire body to help with stress levels and overall well being during your pregnancy to make it the best experience possible.  

Post Natal

Postpartum massage can be just as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. Massage is well known for relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, and other health benefits. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep, and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapy helps restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing and assists with C-section recovery.