After recently completing Claire Marie Miller's Nurturing the Mother Certification class, I am excited to now offer a more comprehensive massage for expecting and new mothers.
Pregnancy is so exciting and wonderful, but it can also be hard on the body and in some ways a little scary, especially if you have never experienced it before. Massage therapy can be such a huge help during and after pregnancy.
While you are pregnant, your body is going through so many changes. Your total body water increases, organs are moving to make room for your growing uterus. Your body is releasing hormones that effect your ligaments and tendons holding your uterus as well as all over your body, which is causing them to relax and stretch. Your hips and low back are getting used to carrying the extra weight, shoulders can be pulled forward due to enlarged breast size. These and so many more changes are occurring in your body and it can be difficult to adjust. Prenatal massage focuses specifically on things going on in a pregnant women's body and helps to alleviate added tension and stress on the body.
Along with all of the physical changes, pregnancy can be taxing mentally as well as emotionally. There will be a lot of new changes once the baby is born and it's hard to imagine what that will be like. Getting massage while you are pregnant will help you to relax and most importantly get out of your own head, at least for a little while. Once your mind and body have a chance to really let go, you will be amazed at how great you feel, and you can really enjoy your pregnancy!
Postpartum massage is just as important as prenatal massage, if not more. Your body will now be going back to it's pre-birth state and that is so key. With the stresses of a new born including lack of sleep, it is important to set aside time for yourself to recover. Some women are so busy with the new baby and possibly older children that it can be easy to ignore the fact that you've just given birth and have gone through some major bodily changes. Getting yourself back to your pre-birth body takes time and patience and massage can really help here. With a massage focused on all the needs of the new mother, we are bringing the body and mind back together.
Pregnancy is such a beautiful life experience and I would love to be a part of this journey with you. Click Here to find out more about pregnancy massage at Oak City Massage. If you have any questions about pregnancy massage, would like to schedule an appointment or purchase a gift card please send a message or call today! 919.322.8382