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The function of a moveable joint is motion. Loss of motion causes distorted functioning. Normalization produces normal functioning.

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Pregnancy/Infant Massage

What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of mother-to –be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience.

Before the Birth
It is time to relax and take care of yourself. Massage teaches you the sensory awareness of how to relax the muscles in the legs, pelvis, back and buttocks so there is less unnecessary resistance before and during delivery. When you feel better physically and mentally your stress level is reduced. When you allow yourself to be nurtured, you learn new ways to nurture your baby.

Giving birth is often a long and arduous process. The constant tensing of muscles leaves a mother exhausted and sore. As well the demands of a little one can add to the stress. Certain massage techniques can reduce your discomfort, relax you and provide a revitalizing respite.

Benefits of Massage Therapy
Touch is vital to the mother’s psychological and physiological well-being as she adapts to her new body image. Massage gives special attention to the mother-to-be which in turn nutures the new life that grows within her. Bodywork during pregnancy helps to:

  1. provide emotional support and nurturing touch.
  2. Provide relaxation
  3. Relieve stress on weight bearing joints (low back, pelvis, hips ankles).
  4. Alleviate neck and back pain caused by muscles imbalance and weakness
  5. Assist in maintaining proper posture
  6. Reduce swelling
  7. Relieves stress, both physical and emotional

The Childbearing Year
Having a child can be one of a woman’s most glorious experiences. Pregnancy is also a time of major changes both physically and emotionally. Prenatal massage therapy can ease many of the discomforts of pregnancy. During pregnancy, your muscles, ligaments and tendons loosen and soften. This causes extra stress on the weight bearing joints, such as hips, pelvis and ankles. Prenatal massage is a particularly appropriate form of treatment during this time.

Massage can be received in all stages of pregnancy: prenatal, labor, delivery, post Cesarean recovery and postpartum. Massge during pregnancy is quite safe; however, we will want to know if you are having any problems or complications with your pregnancy. If you are, then approval from your primary health care provider will be required before any bodywork is done.

Infant Massage

Massaging a baby is an art. The purpose is to introduce you to the nurturing expression of touch through massage.
Being touched and caressed, being massaged, Is food for the infant. Food is necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is LOVE, babies would rather die. And they often do.

Benefits of Massage
Massaging your baby is done with your heart and not just your hands. Your gentle touch during massage, and at the same times, communicates a message of love to your baby. Bonding is essential for parents and baby. Your baby needs your loving touch to grow emotionally and physically strong. Massage helps your baby to relax and let go tension. Many parents happily report that after a massage, their babies sleep better, have an easier time with feeding, and experience fewer stomach upsets.

Your baby can seem so tiny and fragile. Studies with premature babies show that massage therapy seems to improve digestion and increase baby’s weight gain. Massaging your baby helps you get in touch with your baby. It builds your confidence in being able to understand your baby’s unique body language. This confidence can help you deal with other tasks of parenting, both now and as your baby grows.