- Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (with Swedish and Sports Massage)
- Prenatal Massage
- Postpartum Massage
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
Achieving Balance. Coping with stress, the aches and pains of active living, and overworked muscles and joints, is easier with regular massage therapy. My training in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage and Sports Massage covers the bases: Swedish for relaxation, Sports Massage to keep you in the game, and Neuromuscular Therapy, which looks at the whole body, and addresses the causes of chronic pain. I combine techniques to give you what you need at each session. Massage therapy isn’t a luxury—it’s part of your healthcare routine.
Receiving regular massage and bodywork helps relieve the unique aches and pains caused by extra weight, changing structural alignment, and hormones (not to mention the demands of work, home and family.) Massage therapy improves circulation– which means better nutrition for you and the baby, as well as decreased swelling and varicose veins. Taking the time to relax and release held tension ensures more energy and a greater sense of well-being throughout your pregnancy.
Massage also improves posture, muscle tone and flexibility, training your body for labor. As you learn to recognize and release tight muscles, you will feel better-prepared for the demands of active birthing. Studies have shown that regular massage in pregnancy contributes to shorter, less painful labor and can reduce labor complications, medication and interventions. When possible, I will join you in early labor to provide soothing massage, assistance and reassurance. In the first weeks after delivery, I will visit you at home for massage and to assist with breastfeeding technique.
I specialize in working with women after giving birth to reestablish their strength, fitness and vitality. After delivery, massage speeds up your recovery and readjustment, releasing the stress of labor, improving circulation and healing from C-section. Long-term, massage therapy enables structural realignment, abdominal restoration, and relief from the strain of caring for your child.
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